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Old 05 January 2007, 05:31   #61
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You're right - two big blokes like you and me find it a struggle!! The jockey pods are only clamped down onto the floor tracking so quite easy to adjust.
Are you sure? That's what I thought, but I had a quick look and they seemed to be screwed direct to the deck; in fact they might be so close together because the track gets in the way.

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Old 05 January 2007, 05:48   #62
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on mine, which has the track system, the bolts go directly through the reinforced base part of the jockey seat/console and then attach into the slider of aluminum rail - to move the jockey seats wider apart should just be a case of drilling new holes further over in the base of the seat (if there is space)?
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Old 05 January 2007, 07:20   #63
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Oh, and by the way Ribeye owners, Club Ribeye was launched today:

http://www.clubribeye.co.uk/
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An excellent impartial write-up by Mr. Kennett on these fine boats.

This should finally silence those un-informed critics who I note have gone rather quiet.
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Old 05 January 2007, 14:19   #65
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Are you sure? That's what I thought, but I had a quick look and they seemed to be screwed direct to the deck; in fact they might be so close together because the track gets in the way.

John
Hmmm. Not so sure then. My Son and I also have the same problem as we're both 6-footers, it seemed like they would be easy to move over, providing you have a long arm and the right size tools. I guess I'll have to have another look next time I'm down (though he seems to prefer lounging on the bench seat anyway - that's teenagers for you!).

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An excellent impartial write-up by Mr. Kennett on these fine boats.

This should finally silence those un-informed critics who I note have gone rather quiet.
Wpould that be me!! Any idea how the Ribeye got on in the Sharm el Sheikh Rally.

Happy New Year by the way Tim
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Wpould that be me!! Any idea how the Ribeye got on in the Sharm el Sheikh Rally.

Happy New Year by the way Tim
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Any idea how the Ribeye got on in the Sharm el Sheikh Rally.


Actually I do!
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I guess you would at that

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Hi All,
Well that was a lot of help, some great views but as most of it seemed anecdotal, and the real first hand experiences seemed to confirm several things.
1. Ribeyes in Hypalon were in fact ok boats! - Maybe not the best, but also not the most expensive.
2. Ribeye have a good after service
3. Ribeye have a family friendly layout (not everyone wants a single jockey at the front! - A sun pad has multiple uses!)
4. Lots of people like to pass on tales of woe!

Anyway I found what I need, at a price I can afford. Just need to give it some real testing now. Its a Ribeye 650, 2004 model w/ Merc Opti 150
I look forward to seeing some of you around the W. Solent in the coming weeks.
Now looking for Lights, GPS and DSC radio, and a good electrician to fit them ??
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