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Old 22 December 2010, 08:52   #1
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Searider refurb

Hi All

Iam toying with refurbing our cadets 5.4m searider to better suit the sort of training we do. Currently the interior has a single seat jockey console with the remainder sitting on the sponsons.

What I'd like to do is fit a double width centre console with two x two seater jockey seats side by side.

Has any got or seen this configuration in a 5.4 before, and where would be the best place to get the consoles and seat from?

Can anyone foresee and problems with this refurb (other than lack of space)?

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Old 22 December 2010, 11:13   #2
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Here's a pic of a 5.4 with a homemade wide console, I think it's generally accepted there's not enough room to fit one.

You'd be better off with a standard 2 man jockey console. For training purposes you can fit 2 pupils on the seats (with the option of a 3rd sat on the tube) and instruct from the other tube with the throttle control next to you.


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a tight fit, but do-able.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...=searider+side
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Double Jockey seats are possible with just enough legroom.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22216
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Cheers for the responses, are there any pics of into the blues boat in the thread neil indicated?

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Old 22 December 2010, 16:41   #6
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I guess you might find out if you open it and read it... as a hint, try post one

and if you're on a mobile thingy, ignore the sarcasm
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I would urge caution.

There is nothing worse than a RIB with a double width console and not enough room to move around it.

You will hurt yourself, get feet trapped and it will be a 100% worse experience!

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Is this boat used for dinghy rescue work as well as PB training? There won't be much room for treating a casualty if needed...
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The rib will mainly be used for training on coastal waters, occasionally it may get used for safetyboat work.
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