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Old 02 February 2009, 12:14   #1
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Hi Guys,

I did do a search but couldn't find any info for a boat as old as mine!

I have a 5.3 humber attaque circa 1984 as far as I can tell.

I have a double jocky console but would like to put a bench in the back (for family and kitting up diving)
Something like the BS18A but I can't really stretch to a new one!

I did contact Ian (I think) on here but he doesn't do anything for such a narrow beam.

Does anyone have any ideas on what would suit and where to find a used one?!
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Old 02 February 2009, 12:24   #2
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Hi,
I've been looking to do the same thing on my rib - for me it's about making it a bit more family friendly.
There are a few manufacturers but they most bench's seem to be specific to the individual hull, so you might try contacting Humber, another alternative is Leeway, see the link below.

http://www.leewaycomposites.co.uk/

I did find another maker at the Southampton Boat Show - Outhill, but they seemed more expensive

http://www.outhill.com/bench_seating.htm

Good luck and let me know how you get on.

Steve
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Have heard outhill is very good quality stuff.
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Old 02 February 2009, 12:30   #4
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How about putting a widish seat base on a jockey console that's turned sideways. Alternatively you can contact Osprey RIBs or Leeway on the Isle of Wight, they should be able to supply what you're after at a decent price. One other person to have a chat with is rickuk3 on this forum.
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I had one off Leeway and it was ideal for a narrower Rib and well made.
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I had one off Leeway and it was ideal for a narrower Rib and well made.
Yes, I had one too for my old boat. It was a seconds, but couldn't find anything wrong with it
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a good grp man could make a temp mould and lay up something that will fit perfect, as i don't work anymore have a word with chubby
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I have a Ribcraft Deluxe swing-back Bench seat. White gel, black upholstery with grey piping. Barley used. Cost me 995.00! Footprint measures 500mm x 1000mm. Double access hatches (black). Pre drilled for RC's 8 point matrix but could be glassed in.

Hoping for a sensible offer!
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Hi All,

Thanks for the info, plenty to think about!!

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