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Old 20 March 2009, 05:56   #1
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I am upgrading to a larger rib, which will have all jockey seats.
Whilst these are great for older children and adults, children who's legs cannot reach the floor can feel insecure.

What I am thinking about, is fitting some foot pegs in the side of the jockey base, that can be folded in flush when used by adults and then if younger children are on board, folding them down.

I'm thinking along the lines of the sort of think you get for the pillion of a motorcycle, except these would have to be in stainless and be able to be recessed into the seat moulding.

Your thoughts on where or who might supply would be welcome.
Steve
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Old 20 March 2009, 07:19   #2
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Might be worth looking at handles?
I have a flight case here with handles that are in recessed plates, they have detent springs so they can fold out and stay out or click in flush for transport. the case is big and heavy approx 200kgs and the handles double as slinging points so they are really strong. perhaps mounted upside down they could be used as fold down foot rests?
these aren't stainless but they are galvanised, i dare say there are marine grade ones available?
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Pop out cleats?
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Old 20 March 2009, 08:41   #4
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how about something like these
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Old 20 March 2009, 09:31   #5
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Unfortunately I don't have any images, but when my lads were younger I made up a set of webbing stirrups that hung over the top of the seat and were fixed in place fore and aft by another strap that went all the way around the base of the jockey seat.
A couple of large poppers kept it all in place.
They were also adjustable.

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Old 20 March 2009, 09:52   #6
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The way ive just got over this prob, for my two. (3 & 4 year old that is)
Is to use 2 Childs bike seats. That ive heated and moulded to fit over the rear jockey seats. Strap goes through the bike seat and around the jockey cushion. Another strap through the top loop of the jockey and seat.

Fits/ removes in seconds. You can still get into the seat real easy.

Havent trialed it yet, so Im not sure what the verdicts going to be.

Seat like this: http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/101858.html

Beats them tumbling around the deck and into the bilge.
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I am upgrading to a larger rib, which will have all jockey seats.
Whilst these are great for older children and adults, children who's legs cannot reach the floor can feel insecure.

What I am thinking about, is fitting some foot pegs in the side of the jockey base, that can be folded in flush when used by adults and then if younger children are on board, folding them down.

I'm thinking along the lines of the sort of think you get for the pillion of a motorcycle, except these would have to be in stainless and be able to be recessed into the seat moulding.

Your thoughts on where or who might supply would be welcome.
Steve
What are you getting ? I'd think thatyour boat is pretty much the perfect size ?
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Old 21 March 2009, 16:31   #8
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Unfortunately I don't have any images, but when my lads were younger I made up a set of webbing stirrups that hung over the top of the seat and were fixed in place fore and aft by another strap that went all the way around the base of the jockey seat.
A couple of large poppers kept it all in place.
They were also adjustable.

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Had a very similar idea to this in another thread.
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