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Old 22 September 2009, 08:50   #1
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scorpion curved backrests

Can anyone with a scorpion with newer shaped curved backrests on jockey seats confirm if they are good or not please?!?!?!? I currently find myself wedging my feet wide and against the deck as side support is rubish. The boat is being re-trimmed and im considering either new seats or just new type backrests!!

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Old 22 September 2009, 10:08   #2
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we had them on ours, they seemed quite good. saying that the Cougar ones are flatish and i have noticed no difference.The Scorpion ones are only slightly curved. Some of the back rests I've seen pix of on here are much more supportive.

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Tony,

If you mean ones like these http://www.rightboat.com/Scorpion-RI...rvb_d=12044976 which are on a boat I've been on, then not particularly supportive in the corners.

In comparison I had a trip on the Ribcraft 585 at the show (thanks Gareth) and their backs are more heavily curved and very supportive.
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In typical forum style i differ from everyone else.

We had them on our Scorpion and i though they were very good. Supportive and curved enough to hold you in your place. in rough weather you could push back into them for added security. when stood they sat on my hips and i felt secure even when out in some big seas. when sat, they were also comfortable and not intrusive.

My girlfriend (who is a lot smaller than me) also though they were very good and having used several different styles, would recomend them highly.
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If you mean seats like these?
They are fine.

Scorpion seats - anchored at Inish Boffin.
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Old 22 September 2009, 15:27   #6
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Yes, The front jockey seat backs are exactly what i mean!! Several differing opinions!!

The people who make Scorpion Stainless steel want ALOT of money for the backrests, it could possibly be cheaper to have something custom made.............. BUT if the stock Scorpion design is ideal it would help with resale value in my opinion!!??
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Never had a probleam with our and we have been out in some big stuff
i would rather have them in place of the stand up bloster type like the Cobra or even the scorpion type
but that is as they say IMHO
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Anyone in the solent area who would be so kind as to let me sit in some of these seats later in the week?????????????? PPPPLEEEAASE
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come and see me in swanwick, we've been fitting them on boats for a very long time and i would recommend them, i've got another idea about making a grp curve that will fit straight to an ordinary seat hoop. email me on customrib.com i have a few ribs here you can sit in
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i also found they were very expensive so decided to build my own from epoxy-glass-foam sandwich.

they are cuved wrap around and i just got them finished in the same upholstry as the rest of the boat.

i am in hamble if you want to come have a look??

i can knock you up some for a pretty good price i reckon....
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