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Old 29 January 2010, 09:10   #11
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Interesting subject and this is something that we addressed some time ago. The seat has to be right whether you are sitting or standing. If the cushion is too wide then it is most uncomfortable for standing up position. At the same time the base should also not be too wide.
If you have a multi person seat then each person should have a back rest and even side support wings. Because some multi person seats on some ribs have side mounted hinges to open the seat. with these you cannot fit back rests for each person.
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Old 29 January 2010, 09:47   #12
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Because some multi person seats on some ribs have side mounted hinges to open the seat. with these you cannot fit back rests for each person.
You can, if you have individual cushions with a gap between them for the backrest frame. Check out the Ribcraft FS jockey console
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You can, if you have individual cushions with a gap between them for the backrest frame. Check out the Ribcraft FS jockey console
Uhhh I only said some ribs but taking your advice I looked at the Ribcraft site I see most don't so the person in front is leaning against the person behind and on top of all doesn't even have a grab handle to hold on to. of course this is all personal preferences some like it like that. We only other hand don't give you a choice.

You are correct on the FS Jockey seat but it will take up a fair amount of deck space say on a 5 mtr rib
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You are correct on the FS Jockey seat but it will take up a fair amount of deck space say on a 5 mtr rib
I suppose that's what this thread is all about: whether you want comfort or deck space.
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you could have lift out back rests
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This is all great stuff! We had a very interesting debate in the workshop today as to whether perhaps the answer is for us to offer a variety of heights / widths - maybe let others do the inside-leg trick though - I've seen pictures of a lot of you and I don't fancy my chances...

Would people really be interested if the jockey seat were more tailored to the individual user? Presumably we'd have to produce it at a price pretty close to "standard" or is it something which people might be prepared to pay a small premium to get right?
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