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Old 17 October 2001, 07:00   #1
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Hi!

I am still in the phase "Think first buy later"

After reading, in
http://www.ribmagazine.com/index.htm

The articles
Passenger Confort
RIB Balance
RIB Seating
Think first buy later

and almost all threads of this forum, I did not decide yet what kind of seating I should have for a 5m rib.

From one of the articles:

"For leisure or family purposes, a good compromise is to have jockey seating for the main crew with a comfortable form of 'bench' seat set behind. The combination of the two types will provide a useful alternative for everyone on the boat"

This configuration seems to make sense for me.

Why not put the "bench" seat in front of jockey seating (jockey for the driver - jockey console)? (It will save space, because we can join the "bench" seat with the jockey console. With bench seating in back we need to leave space between jockey and bench seating)?

Thanks in advance
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Old 18 October 2001, 04:30   #2
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Pedro

There are some consoles available with seating on the front, just like you describe.

However they are only really useable in very good conditions, due to the motion of the boat and the lack of support they provide.

For occasional use as extra seating they are OK though.

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Old 18 October 2001, 14:41   #3
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Hi pedro. I recently put together a 5m (or rather 4.95) for the round Britain, with just the layout you are thinking of (see Bangor Challenger in rib gallery), At the front was a free standing console with the main tank inside, behind that 2 single side by side jocket consoles with backrests, then a bench seta at the back. Apart from a bit of a problem with the whole lot being too far back (which I corrected with a 200mm move forwards) ir proved to be ideal. The main jockey seat has 220mm deep extra hard sponge seats and the boat now balances very well with one or two persons. The back box (bench seat) makes a great storage space, much better than the jockey seats,plus it is ok for occasional seating as you dont get thrown about (or up and down) as much towrds the back of the boat.
Be sure to use VERY thick sponge on the jockey seats!
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Old 20 October 2001, 11:15   #4
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Thanks for your comments.

Nice pictures and nice boat Alan!

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