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Old 04 April 2011, 11:38   #1
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stainless jockey seats

any one ever seen one of these or heard what there like ?
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you would need some pretty hefty floor anchors to get away with putting that on a deck
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you would need some pretty hefty floor anchors to get away with putting that on a deck
was thinking coach screws are not man enough

best stop messing about get it in the water see if its got the grunt/handling that i like then tube it b4 spending any more on her
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Looks very like the ones that Humber make/use
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Looks very like the ones that Humber make/use

http://www.marinefabrications.co.uk/marine.html
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They look really uncomfortable.

For evey 2" of compression the seat moves, the back will move forwards by at least that if not more.
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I'm guessing the idea is that the spring works to help pivot the seat to absorb the shock of bouncing over a wave? I've tried similar systems and come to the conclusion that (old as they are) my legs and a jockey seat can anticipate and react quicker!!! Might not say that 10 years from now!
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Get the damping wrong on those and in a rough sea Stainless jockeys would be rather useful - in that they'd be 'Wipe Clean'

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They look really uncomfortable.

For evey 2" of compression the seat moves, the back will move forwards by at least that if not more.
You would think so but there was a write up of the Humber version in Rib mag recently and they said the design was a huge improvement on fixed seats fitted on the same boat (same seat but a rigid bar in place of the damper). I'd have thought a heavy landing was a recipe for teeth being left in the wheel but that's not what the review said.
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You would think so but there was a write up of the Humber version in Rib mag recently and they said the design was a huge improvement on fixed seats fitted on the same boat (same seat but a rigid bar in place of the damper). I'd have thought a heavy landing was a recipe for teeth being left in the wheel but that's not what the review said.
Yeh, but that said, we all know that reviews in mags can be biased and not completely independent. If it was that good there would be loads in the market place as this option is quite cheap to make.

I reckon that the only way this type of seat might work is to have it high so that you're almost standing and riding it jockey style with a low slung kidney back support.
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