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Old 22 May 2005, 11:51   #1
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has anyone got advice which is the best seat layout 4 my tornado 5.5, ive took the bottle rack off and debating wat to do, ie bench at the back, or double jockey seats side by side, or just one double wat about weight distrabution she is used 4 cruising and want to learn watersking anyone had similer experiance cheers
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Old 22 May 2005, 16:45   #2
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We have a Tornado 5.3 and were going to put two single jockeys to the rear of our existing twin. However after measuring the seating on the market found our options were limated unless you wanted to ride side saddle. Before you make up you mind what you want see what options your space give you.
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Old 22 May 2005, 19:56   #3
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These should fit into a 5.5 no trouble. I think its by far the best layout for this size RIB. The double jockeys are perfect for sitting on backwards to observe a waterskier too!! Most important thing to consider is to keep weight as far forward as possible. Also jockeys on a small rib make it easier to stand up and cushion any impact with your knees instead of bouncing around on a bench seat. Had a bench before, I'll never go back!
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Old 22 May 2005, 23:05   #4
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These should fit into a 5.5 no trouble. I think its by far the best layout for this size RIB. The double jockeys are perfect for sitting on backwards to observe a waterskier too!! Most important thing to consider is to keep weight as far forward as possible. Also jockeys on a small rib make it easier to stand up and cushion any impact with your knees instead of bouncing around on a bench seat. Had a bench before, I'll never go back!

that does look like a good option... I am looking for a seating upgrade for my 5.05... can u tell me what the length of each of those rear jockeys is and who makes them?
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Old 23 May 2005, 05:04   #5
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These should fit into a 5.5 no trouble. I think its by far the best layout for this size RIB. The double jockeys are perfect for sitting on backwards to observe a waterskier too!! Most important thing to consider is to keep weight as far forward as possible. Also jockeys on a small rib make it easier to stand up and cushion any impact with your knees instead of bouncing around on a bench seat. Had a bench before, I'll never go back!
that looks just the thing, what size rib is that still looks like theres some space cheers Steve
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Old 23 May 2005, 05:25   #6
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Stedj, thought you would know what RIB it is, it's a Tornado!! These particular ones are 70cm. They do some more here also:

http://www.boat-finder.com/12460/ind...s_page_id=6145

Available from Barnet Marine www.ribs.co.uk and are normally glassed into the deck however I'm sure they have alternative fixing solutions too!!
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