March 12, 2006
Pods or Leaning Post?
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to go boating. I took to the water in a new RIBCRAFT 190 featuring our brand new leaning post. It had been a while since I was on a RIB with a leaning post and to be honest it was a nice change. I must say that I enjoyed the space and clean look it provided. Now a standard option on the new RIBCRAFT 190, customers can choose either the more mainstream leaning post or two jockey style pod seats as part of the base boat. Though I liked the comfort of the leaning post while cruising around the harbor, after my ride today, I still much prefer the peace of mind, safety and comfort the pods offer while underway. With the pods I have the option to either sit or stand, but no matter what, I know that I am fully supported and secure in the boat. While standing, using the backrest just like a leaning post, I also have the ability to use the inside of my legs to brace against the pod base conveniently located between my knees for tight turns. And for longer passages, I can also safely and comfortably sit. Through the combination of the overall seat design, cushion density and body position, I’m completely comfortable regardless of how rough it gets. For me, the pod seat offers just about everything a leaning post can, but more. The pods are my choice.
With the opportunity to choose for yourself, what would you pick – the pods or leaning post? If you own a RIB with either of these, what do you think?
Posted by ribcraftusa at March 12, 2006 09:20 PMBack To Index