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Old 19 July 2012, 10:51   #1
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Hi,

We are considering adding a bench seat to our 5.5m Humber RIB. I believe we could fit a seat with a maximum width of 1m, ideally orange with black upholstry, but we're more concerned with function rather than how pretty it is :-)

We could look at jockey seats too I guess, but they tend to cost more so not sure we could stretch that far.

We are looking for something less than 100, if you have anything close to this please feel free to let me know, if the seat is in good condition etc then I can be flexible with the budget, although at the same time, if you have a brand new 500 seat, I don't want to waste your time, we couldn't stretch that far ;-)

Also, we would prefer to pickup close to Central London.

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Old 19 July 2012, 15:14   #2
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I made a mould to produce these, this one was for my Searider rebuild (made an orange one for a friends Narwhal Rib).
Was thinking about knocking some out and flogging them on ebay as finished items but don't seem to have the time.
This one is gathering dust in my workshop and is liable to get damaged (already has the odd minor scuff which will buff out).
Might be persuaded to sell this black one 'as is' for 60 (plus delivery).
Stainless needs a single bolt fitting through both sides to act as a hinge as it is designed to flip so you can sit eitherway round. There is no floor to the seat unit but a two inch internal flange. Knock up a plywood seat and upholster it yourself, along with a wrap round backrest.
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Hi vjmehra,
After looking for some low profile bench seating/storage myself, I found one of these locking aluminium checker tool box's, I decided to go for a 4ft x 15"x"15 130 with the intention of fabricating 4" deep foam cushioning on top, and backrest, I'm half way through painting the deck at mo so still playing with exact positioning, I think wilstow make them and would probably make bespoke, but I bought mine from these guy's.

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Here's mine unfinished
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Thank you for these suggestions, I will have a word with my co-owners and see what they say!
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Hi vjmehra,
After looking for some low profile bench seating/storage myself, I found one of these locking aluminium checker tool box's, I decided to go for a 4ft x 15"x"15 130 with the intention of fabricating 4" deep foam cushioning on top, and backrest, I'm half way through painting the deck at mo so still playing with exact positioning, I think wilstow make them and would probably make bespoke, but I bought mine from these guy's.

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Here's mine unfinished
That looks and fits well for the money
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Old 06 August 2012, 17:09   #6
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Thank you for these suggestions, I will have a word with my co-owners and see what they say!
Here are some photo links for one my colleague and I made at work.
Marine ply base, covered in 3 layers of GRP and finished with 2 or 3 layers of orange flo-coat (gelcoat).

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Wow, very professional loooking, would look great on our RIB ;-) (same colour)!
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That looks and fits well for the money

The only disapointing thing i've noticed the spring loaded handles on the sides are showing signs of rusting, but shoud be easy to remove and replace with s/s though. I've fixed the box down now with m16 s/s pan heads with plastic washers, so far it holds a spare battery, flares, f/aid box, fishing box, and there's room for more.
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