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Old 03 July 2006, 05:44   #1
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jockey seat needed

I have a bottle rack behind the console on the valiant v490 I have just purchased . I need another jockey seat but Valiant want nearly £500 for a simple single seat .
Any info on where I can get one at a sensible price would be good or if anyone has a secondhand seat .

Iam thinking of cutting up the bottle rack to make a backrest for the console and new jockey if I have to make a plywood one , is that wise or is a bottle rack worth silly money too??
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Old 03 July 2006, 06:01   #2
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Ian, bottle rack deffinately worth trying to sell either on Ribnet or Boats and Outboards, then have a local firm knock up a backrest to your own design and size. Try Leeway for a jockey seat moulding:

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

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Old 03 July 2006, 08:19   #3
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I have a stainless backrest for sale, lovingly crafted by RIBnet's very own tall man Mr Hightower. Very nice quality, just needs polishing up.

PM me if interested!

Oh and yeah give lee a call about the console!
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i am selling two of these. they had to be cut out (professionally) so will need glassing back into a boat or a flange glassing on (can have this done for you by the guy that took them out)

[edit] they are double seats

2 seasons use, VGC

£800 the pair

they include stainless backrests, front handes and key loacable catches

blue and yellow as you can see
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Old 03 July 2006, 14:41   #5
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thanks for the offer but way more than Iam looking to pay , just wan't some cheapies
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sorry, had a cheapie but sold it. they are about if you aern't picky and want to wait a while!!!!
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trying to find Dino anyone know how I can find him , memebers list is not working .
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trying to find Dino anyone know how I can find him , memebers list is not working .
Think I asked him about his last month and they had been sold unfortunately.

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Oh well will give it a day or two more then start with the plywood I guess .
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is that wise or is a bottle rack worth silly money too??
I think that tidy second hand bottle racks go for about £100 on ebay. Might depend on size, material etc.
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Its a decision I have to make . The bottle rack has a natural backrest and handle all it needs is a seat and a little welding . So I may atack it with an angle grinder .

Its the storage that a jockey seat gives that I want really but I don't suppose there is much space under a single jockey .
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If you know a decent chippy , he'll knock you up a 'single-use' mould from MFC, to your dimensions, which, when waxed-up, will give a decent finish to the gelcoat.
If you don't fancy working with GRP yourself, take the mould down to a GRP laminator and get a price for the job. Internal corners of the mould can be radiused with plasticine and a roller. The laminator should be able to do this for you.
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Old 04 July 2006, 04:42   #13
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bloody good idea mate

I never thought of MDF as a mould but is is very smooth . Now to find that decent chippy
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bloody good idea mate

I never thought of MDF as a mould but is is very smooth . Now to find that decent chippy
there is a great one in Meva, just by the little slip there. Opposite the pasty shop.
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Use MFC (Melamine) not MDF. What dimensions do you want it to be?
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Shouldn't that be obviouse to me MFC my most popular material these days I only buy the stuff in bulk , now to find a laminator mould will be ready tomorrow .

I would have a go at leminating it myself but I have never had any luck getting gel coat to set .
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Shouldn't that be obviouse to me MFC my most popular material these days I only buy the stuff in bulk , now to find a laminator mould will be ready tomorrow .

I would have a go at leminating it myself but I have never had any luck getting gel coat to set .
Do you use catalyst?
Temperature and humidity are important too.
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I tried it all .I got advice from the guys at the fibreglass shop had all the stuff I needed . I tried the wax solution coviring in cling film to exclude air etc , I never got the gel coat to set , and yes I did use catalyst .

I never tried it in mould , i understood that air needed to be excluded for the gel coat to set hence it was ok in a mould or used as an external repair covered in cling film or with the wax solution . I just never had any success .

Resin and matt no problem
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A couple of friends of mine have their own surfboard companies, if you have a mould they may lay it up for you.

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