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Old 19 April 2007, 08:04   #11
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Yes I do mean U shape, but the forward facing jockeys would only have one fixed backrest each, with a portion of seating extending rearward and butting up to the across jockey which in turn would have a reversable seat back going to whole length of the seat base.
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Old 19 April 2007, 08:33   #12
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Hmm what you need is probably a blank seat base and some cheap seats to loose fit and try. Know anyone with a bench seat mould for sale? because I might just have a GRP seat base

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Yes I do mean U shape, but the forward facing jockeys would only have one fixed backrest each, with a portion of seating extending rearward and butting up to the across jockey which in turn would have a reversable seat back going to whole length of the seat base.
Sounds feasible - unless the transverse jockey has vertical sides (most are tapered to the seat?) you'll have a gap between the end of the lengthways jockeys and the transverse jockey. Could save your tackle on a hard landing though
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Old 19 April 2007, 12:56   #14
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Hmm what you need is probably a blank seat base and some cheap seats to loose fit and try. Know anyone with a bench seat mould for sale? because I might just have a GRP seat base

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If we haven't already got your neigbours talking Pete, we will after sitting on GRP seat bases and pretending to drive a RIB

Takes me back to my childhood and pretending to drive a car.

I am surprised that no one has ever tried this U seating on a RIB though.
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I was surprised at how comfortable and secure the bench seat feels. It is quite far back and is less prone to bouncing than the forward jockeys. When you do land a bit hard, the impact is spread over a larger area as well.
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Well I recon it's mind made up then

I would have liked to have ridden on a transverse jockey bench seat to see what it was like though.

So if anyone knows of someone out there who has a side mounted jockey, please let me know.
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Jockey seat fixing on rail

Hi, slightly different question but I would like to make my single jockey seats adjustable, swing round sideways so I can fish, back to front for picnics. They are currently securely screwed in the floor but I have 2 rails, each jockey seat potentially fitting on each rail.

Sorry no pics as I just thought of it.

Would it be safe to put say 2 or 3 bolts in the rail & secure the jockey seat base, I may need a lining inside the seat base to spread the load. Rail seems strong enough & it´s a single jockey seat. If I take the spanner out with me I can then loosen the bolts & swivel the seats round - hopefully a 2 min job. Rail would probably run 1/3 across jockey seat base.

Appreciate anyone´s views, don´t want to go dunking fellow passengers in the sea!
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I've put pencil to paper and come up with this:

Two 1 meter jockeys with a 1200mm wide transverse jockey behind.

The seat backs for the helm and navigator seat are set back a bit to enable the front seat guys a generous bit of room and to enable my two youngsters to sit together beside me.

The rear "bench" has a reversable back rest to enable me to sit facing backwards whilst fishing.

I've been told that having a configuration like this might affect resale.


Would welcome anyones views and Ideas on this type of design.
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on my bench seat the back rest swivels forwards and backwards so you can sit on the bench seat facing rearwards. that would be supremely comfortable for fishing but the engine and a frame would be in the way i suspect
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on my bench seat the back rest swivels forwards and backwards so you can sit on the bench seat facing rearwards. that would be supremely comfortable for fishing but the engine and a frame would be in the way i suspect
The engine won't be a problem for fishing, the A frame will. I have something planned for an A frame, should be functional and still look good but shouldn't go anywhere near the sponsons on the transom.
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