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Old 16 August 2013, 03:57   #1
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seating choice for my 2nd boat

I have had the zodiac sib for 4 years now and had a great time with it. However the one down side to this boat is comfort over longer distances! So, as I consider my first rib, I am unsure as to the best seating arangement to go for.... centre mounted jockey style, or the bench seat with back support that you typicaly see on many smaller ribs behind an offset upright console.
The size I am considering will be 4m or below, with a 40hp ish motor. I fish, tour and mess about, generaly on calmer days with my sib.
I do like the look of some of the older avon ribs with the back to back "normal" stlye seats and steering at the front, but the layout appears to be the exception rather than the norm. how come this configuration is not so common place, as it certainly looks the best idea?
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Old 16 August 2013, 04:08   #2
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Sitting down like that in typical UK conditions (ie choppy) will quickly illustrate why the jockey style feet on floor is the choice of most.

Console and jockey is so much more practical and safer and keeps the whole boat accessible.

Sounds like the forum favourite SR4 with 40 2 smoke would be the one!
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Old 16 August 2013, 12:35   #3
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no good for your passengers though with the centre jockey.....(always one, sometimes more) so how do they manage? just sit on the floor or tubes as in the sib ?
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