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Old 06 June 2008, 16:28   #1
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DIY Jockey seat repair

From what I've seen a brand new jockey seat from somewhere like leeway will run you up a bill of over 300 so I've been looking for more cost saving options.

I found this jockey on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Single-Jockey-...QQcmdZViewItem) which I could probably get for next to nothing.

What would you think it would turn out like with just a repaint and maybe some filler for major cracks?
What does it mean when it says it would need trimmed? Is that just a matter of cutting and sanding the bottom edge?
Is fibre glassing the only way to attach it to your deck? and how hard is this to do and then remove at a later stage if you wanted to.

I was planning to pair it with the backrest (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Boat-Stainless...742.m153.l1262) and cushion (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Back-Rest-Cush...742.m153.l1262) they have for sale and getting them all reupholstered in white/grey to match the boat.

Thanks in advance

Conor
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Old 07 June 2008, 06:42   #2
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Barnet marine seconds are normally in reasonable condition, with just some scratches etc, you might not need to paint it depending on the colour you want, it should not have cracks I don't think. But, could have will have defects, scratches, chips, blemishes or streaks in the fibreglass as per the ad.

A good paint job would hide most of that with any chips filled and faired.

The bottom edge needs trimming I think, because it is as it came out of the mould.

There is no flange, so will have to be glassed to the deck, there's no way to screw it unless they can also sell you a flange to glass to the seat pod first.

You could try here to save all that work, buy the stainless backrest, and have the cushions made from scratch:-
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=23688

I have not seen them to be able to comment on the quality, but have met Richard a few times, and he's a nice guy. They have a flange too, so no need to glass to the deck. Less work than the whole fill, fair and repaint option for maybe only 100 more
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Old 07 June 2008, 15:16   #3
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But by the time you add backrests and all I reckon that you will be nearly at the price of a leeway seat.
What I really need is something like this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jockey-Seat-fo...QQcmdZViewItem and at that price too!

How often does stuff like that come up, as that would have been the perfect size, colour, grabrail and with storage.

How hard is it to glass things onto the deck, bearing in mind I have zero experience - is it just out of the question?

I'm open to any other options regarding jockey seats.

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Old 08 June 2008, 07:41   #4
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Barnet Marine quite regularly put seconds up on ebay, why not wait until one comes up that is at least the colour you need, also try giving them a call they may have some other seconds in stock.

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