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Old 07 April 2006, 06:46   #1
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Adding seats to a Humber

Has anybody added extra seats to a Humber and what did you use to match up to the original?

My Humber Destroyer has what I think is the "Extreme Jockey" console, single seater, (at least from looking at Humber's pics of the console options) and what I am after is something that will fit onto the back of that to provide an extra seat, but so it looks as though it is part of the original console - in other words matched to the original for size and shape (colour is easy as it's black!). Basically so I can carry 2 seated and if required a 3rd person standing behind and so it looks like an original 2 seat console.

I don't know if you can get "add-on's" from the manufacturer or not but I wondered if anybody had actually done this job on their own boat - can't be too difficult surely? I could build something myself but I want it to look fairly decent and my fabrication skills are somewhere between Mr Heath and Mr Robinson

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Old 07 April 2006, 13:56   #2
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Yeah, i had that idea too, well up until i asked Humber how much? +400!!!!! (went up from 325 in less then 9 months).

But you cant get away from it, its the match that you need!

I have the delux one man console and wanted the same for rear seat passengers, its a very comfortable seat and has terrific back support.

I have no answer i'm afraid currently begging Humber to give us "a small discount"
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Old 07 April 2006, 15:40   #3
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Clucking bell!!!

400 for a bendy bit of GRP and an old motorbike seat - they are having a laugh!

Hmmm I will have to think about that one - Messrs Heath and Robinson may yet be called upon

Thanks for the answer
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Old 07 April 2006, 17:21   #4
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Clucking bell!!!

400 for a bendy bit of GRP and an old motorbike seat - they are having a laugh!

Hmmm I will have to think about that one - Messrs Heath and Robinson may yet be called upon

Thanks for the answer
Tell me about it!!!

That's why I am going to make my own seats for the front of my boat - will do the stainless myself and the pods - will just buy the squashy bits!!!

Maybe if they dropped their prices a bit more people would buy them and they would make more money???
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Old 14 April 2006, 14:57   #5
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Quote back from Humber - one add on single jockey seat (not quite what I wanted but still looks quite smart in the photo) 336 each plus carriage!

Gonna have to think about that....
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Old 14 April 2006, 17:45   #6
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Adding seats to a Humber

I added a second seat to my Humber Assault - there was a bottle-rack in place so I got an upholster to make up a seat based on hard foam upon a marine ply base.

email me for photographs!

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Old 17 April 2006, 11:23   #7
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Nice when they're in though!

If you need more info then PM me. We fitted the two rear pods as extras not long after getting the RIB. Each now contains a heavy duty battery in addition to storage space. I also bungeed the seat tops, in case they fly off at speed when no one seated there - don't trust the velcro. Hinging would be best I think.
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Old 17 April 2006, 12:04   #8
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Thanks, that looks like the sort of thing.

Ideally I would like it to be secure to the deck but easily removable if required, any thoughts on this? There is no bottle rack or anything in mine, just a flat floor.

I agree on not using velcro - the velcro on my seat is pretty tired and it doesn't take much to lift it off - I would certainly have lost it yesterday when I was out if I hadn't been sitting on it!
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Old 18 April 2006, 05:25   #9
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Then I guess one solution would be a track system. No experience of that myself but plenty of members here who do. I had thought the deck would need a recess included at construction to take the track, otherwise it will sit proud? No doubt there are some other solutions available as well.
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Old 05 June 2006, 15:22   #10
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OK now my boat seems to have stopped exploding (famous last words... ) I am back on the "need some more seats" trail again

No longer bothered about an exact match to the front console, could get it from Humber but the prices are a bit steep. Just looking for single or twin jockey seats that can be screwed to the deck to add 2 more seats to the boat. Don't really care what exact style they are as long as they are black to match the main console.

Is there anybody making no-name budget extra seats? I would think you ought to be able to get a bit of GRP with a cushion on the top for about the 100 mark, or am I going to have to break out the 2x4" some plywood and a saw?

Something like the rear single jockeys pictured on Outnabout's RIB above would be spot on
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