Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 12 June 2008, 17:14   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverness
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 5m +
Engine: none
MMSI: none
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,908
Seat pads

I got a firm price for two small single jockey pads from Mastertrim, boy did I get a fright! Over 200 for two 35 x 25 cm pads! this includes delivery but still!
Surely there must be somewhere that can make them at a bit more reasonable price?

failing that what materials and method is usually used to construct the pads? I may talk to our upholsterer but would ned to be able to get the materials etc
__________________

__________________
BruceB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 June 2008, 17:23   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Ardfern
Boat name: Moon Raker
Make: Humber Destroyer
Length: 5m +
Engine: Honda BF 90 D
MMSI: 235035994
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 694
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceB View Post
I got a firm price for two small single jockey pads from Mastertrim, boy did I get a fright! Over 200 for two 35 x 25 cm pads! this includes delivery but still!
Surely there must be somewhere that can make them at a bit more reasonable price?
Bruce,

Owen Sails at Benderloch, have loads of the jockey seat shaped foam in stock. They'll probably make up the upholstery, as that's what they do. To give you an idea of costs of materials, the new piece of closed cell foam for my aft bench seat, plus the white vinyl stuff to cover it, came to just over 50.

I would definitely call in on them. They are very helpful.

Cheers, Tony
__________________

__________________
alystra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 June 2008, 17:25   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverness
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 5m +
Engine: none
MMSI: none
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,908
I hadn't thought of them as being cheap but will give them a go!
__________________
BruceB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2008, 03:19   #4
Member
 
Pete7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gosport
Boat name: April Lass
Make: Moody 31
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,850
Why not make them yourself ? I have just done 5 seats and backrests. Cost 70 in materials and a few evenings sewing
__________________
.
Ribnet is best viewed on a computer of some sort
Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2008, 04:46   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverness
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 5m +
Engine: none
MMSI: none
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,908
I have access to a tame upholsterer who would probably do the job for a bottle or two but would need to provide the materials and method as he doesn't know anything about marine upholstery.
What would I need and how would it be put together?
__________________
BruceB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2008, 05:11   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Make: Aquaflyte
Length: 6m +
Engine: Merc 90 2Str
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 414
Bruce

I had Esteem Marine here in Poole make a couple of new seat pads: one was for a double bench seat the other a double jockey. Cost 125

Still not as cheap as Mr 7's option but better than the cost you'd been offered. Let me know if you need their number
__________________
Andrew

Also a member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
AndrewH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2008, 07:23   #7
Member
 
Pete7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gosport
Boat name: April Lass
Make: Moody 31
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,850
Bruce you can buy the materials from here or a good sail maker. You make the seat bases to your size and give him the foam and cover material and let him do the rest. Suggest a thickness of 5" for jockey seat bases. some firms rap the foam in platic sheet to try and keep the water out, but I am not convinced and prefer a 1 inch hole under the seat to drain it instead.

Seat bases were ordinary ply, doesn't have to be anything special with edges and corners sanded and then painted. Covers sewn and the cover then glued with evostick to the base. I made the seats on Old Spice 5 years ago and whilst they could now do with new covers they have lasted well.

http://www.hawkehouse.co.uk/

Pete
__________________
.
Ribnet is best viewed on a computer of some sort
Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2008, 07:57   #8
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete7 View Post
Bruce you can buy the materials from here or a good sail maker. You make the seat bases to your size and give him the foam and cover material and let him do the rest. Suggest a thickness of 5" for jockey seat bases. some firms rap the foam in platic sheet to try and keep the water out, but I am not convinced and prefer a 1 inch hole under the seat to drain it instead.

Seat bases were ordinary ply, doesn't have to be anything special with edges and corners sanded and then painted. Covers sewn and the cover then glued with evostick to the base. I made the seats on Old Spice 5 years ago and whilst they could now do with new covers they have lasted well.

http://www.hawkehouse.co.uk/

Pete
I made a new set of cockpit floorboards for a boat a few years ago with decent WBP and used 3 coats of garage concrete floor paint to seal them. Worked well and the floor paint is cheap as chips if you wanted to use it to seal a wooden seat base.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2008, 08:15   #9
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,147
All the seats in The Nashers Revenge are all home made as well.

Plywood bases, sanded and varnished, half cylinder section foam pads for the jockeys, and 4 inch closed cell foam for the bench base and back.

All covered in Grey vinyl by myself with Mrs Nashers help.

Total cost was under 100

Still going strong after 3 years and look almost as good as the pro's do.

Nasher
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2008, 10:23   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warwickshire
Boat name: True Blue
Make: Humber ocean pro 6.3
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 150 opti
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 456
This one could be worth a try, he used to work at mastertrim and has set up on his own. http://pdsupholstery.co.uk/home.html
__________________

__________________
Ian Sharlot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:09.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.