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Old 27 February 2006, 10:31   #1
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Backrests

Ok, being the owner of the worlds longest single jockey seat (attached)
I've decided to add some backrests in order to give the pilot something to rest his back against and provide a handhold for the passenger/s. My idea was to have 2 more backrests made to match the one at the rear of the seat and fix them on in the relevant spots, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions at to different heights/designs that they wish they'd had or have had done, the Ribtec seat is very low and provides very little opportunity to distribute your weight through your legs so I did wander about some support in the standing position, that said when standing the steering wheel is of course then fairly low and I tend to have to bend forward to make it usable.
Any thoughts gratefully received
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Old 27 February 2006, 10:47   #2
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I agree with you, I found the standard Ribtec seat dreadful. To low and the sides catch the insides of your legs after a while, could do with more padding too if your not built like Jono. Its a narrow boat (1.1m if memory serves me correct) so your probably have to stick to in line seating but there is a lot better. Although Outhill are very expensive there seat was much better. Trip up to Ribcraft perhaps or Tue (Paul) is down your way with a 535 and a Ocean console in it. Might be worth having a sit in his.

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Old 27 February 2006, 10:56   #4
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so kernow you must have very long arms indeed.

ribcraft do some very nice stainess backrests that might just fit your seats already, otherwise you could use marine fabrications to make something custom, i can give you a pic of mine as an idea and you could let him know the specific sizes you need and he will sort you out at a very reasonable rate i am sure as he has been very helpful

perhaps you could replace the bench with a series of single jockeys and get the height difference you need that way

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Ok, being the owner of the worlds longest single jockey seat (attached)
I've decided to add some backrests in order to give the pilot something to rest his back against and provide a handhold for the passenger/s. My idea was to have 2 more backrests made to match the one at the rear of the seat and fix them on in the relevant spots, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions at to different heights/designs that they wish they'd had or have had done, the Ribtec seat is very low and provides very little opportunity to distribute your weight through your legs so I did wander about some support in the standing position, that said when standing the steering wheel is of course then fairly low and I tend to have to bend forward to make it usable.
Any thoughts gratefully received
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Old 27 February 2006, 12:05   #5
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I have seen this poor arrangement done by a few manufactures and because of the way the seat cover opens the individual persons can't have backrests.

we overcame that by giving each person seperate seating with backrest even when the the GRP section had to accomodate 2-6 persons. The seat cushion is removed to gain access to the storage area below.

You will have to do something similar if you want to give each person a backrest or leave the seating as it is , fit a backrest and provide a side hatch for storage. The latter is probably the best solution

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Old 27 February 2006, 12:14   #6
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My mate's Ribtec has intermediate back rests that lift out so you can open the seat. I think they lock in to prevent them leaving the boat with the passenger still attached.
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Old 27 February 2006, 12:20   #7
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My mate's Ribtec has intermediate back rests that lift out so you can open the seat. I think they lock in to prevent them leaving the boat with the passenger still attached.
So does my Ribeye,it may be an off the shelf part,but do think about it,I think the removable back rests are such a pain,I don't use the storage at all
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Thanks for all the responses guys,
Pete your right, I'd forgotten about the seat digging into my legs whilst stood, really uncomfortable in a short space of time. I'll stick with inline as you say but dont think I can justify a new console (besides I'll only cock it up!).
I'll have a look at Ribcraft Hugh, I spoke to my local fabricators, told them what I wanted and they asked for the backrest as a pattern, I took it off the boat removed the backrest and took it in, the guy took 1 look and said
" Oh sorry no, we can't bend stainless" I can imagine how classy a right angled welded bracket would look
Andre thanks for your input, I forgot to mention that the seat is fixed so storage is already through a side hatch, that said there's not much room there allowing for the fuel tank at the front and battery/oil tank at the rear. I must say I like the look of those comfy cushions and even more so the backrests, I think with a deeper cushion and the addition of some backrests thats about my best solution.

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Kernow - Have a word with Dan on Boatmad or call Phoenix 316 in Plymouth - I'm sure I can find the numbers if you can't.
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