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Old 15 April 2003, 11:08   #1
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DIY Jockey Seat

I hope this isn't a stupid question.

Because of the complexity of constructing jockey seats out of GRP, other than the significant weight difference, can any one see a problem with constructing the base of marine ply with a re-enforced frame ?
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Gavin and I Built 2 jocky seats out of GRP, the tough bit was making the mold, after that it was easy....

We still have the mould and fiberglass

There are photos on ribnet if you do a search.......

Gavin reckons it cost nearly as much as buying them...

I reckon it cost about 60%
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If you not after a sunseeker finish then make the box out of 5.5m ply on a 2 x 1 frame and cover the outside and inside in GRP. Costs are about 60. The finish can be improved after the GRP has set by adding a second coat of resin then sanding it flat before a coat of paint. The result will be acceptable and strong. I will post a couple of pics on the gallery forum.

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Without doubt if you can go to the trouble of making a mould then glassing the seats, a professional finish can be achieved. However here was a seat made from 5.5mm ply over a frame and glassed up with three layers of 450 CSM.
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Thanks Pete

Pics would be useful. I think this is the way to go as I don't have the time or money to be making moulds to produce in pure GRP.
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Okay, pics in the Gallery forum, the semi circle foam can be bought loose from a cushion maker. I use Flew Sails in Portchester, always helpful and will supply a small quantity for DIY.

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You can finish the outside of a moulding by mixing a proportion of gel coat with normal resin. Just enough so that it does not slump on a vertical suface. Add a little wax and use a roller to apply it. It produces a smooth but stippled finish, a bit like Polytex. I like the finish and use it often.
If you want to paint it, don't use the wax.

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