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Old 20 August 2016, 15:57   #1
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Just bought a 6.4m tornado which has been used as a diving rib all its life so no seating at all except one behind the console and want to try and get some jockey seats fitted, can anybody recommend somewhere I could buy some or does anybody have any for sale and with fitting seats to a rib im guessing i would need to drill holes in the floor and put some sort of threaded insert in? Just wondered if anybody on here has ever installed any. Another thing I would like to do is get a decent bluetooth stereo and some speakers, what is the best marine stereos and speakers? cheers
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Old 20 August 2016, 18:06   #2
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Hi as for seats I can't help but have you consider a bench seat of some sort at rear ribeye etc type. Depends on your use.

As for stereo I fitted the Fusion black box this year and no regrets keeps it all very minimal on the console

https://fusionentertainment.com/mari...bled/ms-bb300r
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Dave at sea swift has some seats on eBay: swift3647 | eBay


Be worth giving him a call as last week he had single and double seats going.
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I have never been sure when you use a stereo on a boat. I'd love to know. Surely you can't here it whilst driving?
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I have never been sure when you use a stereo on a boat. I'd love to know. Surely you can't here it whilst driving?
No, you're missing the point - which is to

a) rock up to a nice tranquil cove where others are enjoying the peace and the stunning scenery, drop the anchor close to other boats then turn on the sound system at max allowing everyone else to "enjoy"and share your appalling taste in music - normally with way too much bass.

b) take a pleasant evening on a river - normally at or after dusk- and cruise up and down showing no light,s on the speed limit or with short bursts of WOT so no-one will really notice, again with the system turned up to max but this time accompanied by shouting and screaming to be heard over the music just to show every other river user how considerate you are.

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No, you're missing the point - which is to



a) rock up to a nice tranquil cove where others are enjoying the peace and the stunning scenery, drop the anchor close to other boats then turn on the sound system at max allowing everyone else to "enjoy"and share your appalling taste in music - normally with way too much bass.



b) take a pleasant evening on a river - normally at or after dusk- and cruise up and down showing no light,s on the speed limit or with short bursts of WOT so no-one will really notice, again with the system turned up to max but this time accompanied by shouting and screaming to be heard over the music just to show every other river user how considerate you are.



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Ooooohh! You sound just like me👍
The only upside to music on a RIB, is that the kit apparently doesn't seem to last very long & is expensive😏


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Being even more serious for a minute, if taking music on on a rib for a day is really important why nor just take a small portable speaker and plug you I-thingy into that?

Even better, if your passengers take their headphones they can each listen to what they want - no arguments, and no disturbing anyone else
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Jeeze - the guy asked for advice about an install - not for a flying picket from the UK Noise Association

IMO it's hard to beat a few toons on a long passage - and if you can't hear them then you don't have a big enough amp!

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IMO it's hard to beat a few toons on a long passage
Now there's an image in my mind, Mr Wilk bowling along at 30kts tapping away to the Dubliners at 100Db

On a more practical note wouldn't a stereo playing loud enough to hear at any cruising speed drown out anything on the VHF? - it's hard enough to talk with your crew at 25kt+
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I love a bit of tunage on the boat.

I'm in to my music and like to listen to it whilst cruising/driving/chilling.

I suppose it's slightly different up here as generally you have the beach/area to yourself so I'm not upsetting anyone.

If I liked peace and quiet when on the water I'd have bought a rag n stick boat.
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