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Old 08 December 2004, 19:45   #1
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Stainless seat grab handles!?

Does anyone know before I go and get these specially made up where I can get stainless seat grab handles?

One thing that has come to light with using the new toy is that whilst the double seat pods are handy at saving space, if there is only three of you on board the natural thing for the passengers to do is sit at the back of the double pod........but they have nowt to hold onto.

So I sat and thought about it for a minute......and came up with a bucking bronco style handle that fits onto the pod much like the seat backs do, but hoops over the top of the seat (in the middle of the actual seat rather than the back rest) and has a little handle that has just enough room to get your fingers underneath. It will also need to be at a 45 degree angle so as not to dig into the back of the person sat on the front part.

Anyone get wot I mean!?

Is there anything like this available??

As always any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 09 December 2004, 04:03   #2
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Ya but how, are you going to open up the seats (top opening)?? unless you fasten the grab handle to the actual cushion part of the seat.

Our solution is to stand up and hold on to the grabrail behind the seat. Surprisingly, it's very comfortable. Even sitting down, holding on motorbike-passenger style to the supports for the backrest is comfortable and gives good safety.

Otherwise contact Barnet. I'm sure they could make up something for you.
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Old 09 December 2004, 04:21   #3
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These are Shakespeare's Jockeys (the more expensive option- as opposed to the single hoop lift off lid type), but they are very nice.
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Old 09 December 2004, 05:54   #4
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Ya but how, are you going to open up the seats (top opening)?? unless you fasten the grab handle to the actual cushion part of the seat.

Our solution is to stand up and hold on to the grabrail behind the seat. Surprisingly, it's very comfortable. Even sitting down, holding on motorbike-passenger style to the supports for the backrest is comfortable and gives good safety.

Otherwise contact Barnet. I'm sure they could make up something for you.
Bugger! Hadn't thought of needing to open the seats!

Yeah I'd do that but then not everyone is quite as outdoorsy as you or me.

You try telling the mother in law to do that and she'll be moaning until next xmas!! Mind you........one of those big anchors on the gallery page and some spare chain and I could get rid of the problem once and for....Oops thinking out load again!

Maybe not stainless then!

What about a webbing hand hold that could be unclipped somehow, so that the seat could be lifted!??

That's fuelled a bit of thought.....right I'm off to search the internet, if I'm not back in an hour I've got waylaid......probably in the p*rn section!
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Old 09 December 2004, 05:57   #5
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These are Shakespeare's Jockeys (the more expensive option- as opposed to the single hoop lift off lid type), but they are very nice.
They look the business, but not sure how much they'd stand up to having two or three 16 stone blokes hanging off the back of them......I'd have thought that the hinge would give up at some point.....or the fat b*strd holding on!!
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What about a webbing hand hold that could be unclipped somehow, so that the seat could be lifted!??
Fix each end to the underside of the seat squab. There should be enough room to get it under the hinge side. The passenger is then pulling against his/her own weight. Just like a motorbike pillion. Put your hands between your legs and hold on tight.
Mind you, if you get them airbourne, the whole seat squab may come off. A couple of catches on the lid could be a good idea.
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Old 09 December 2004, 11:27   #7
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They look the business, but not sure how much they'd stand up to having two or three 16 stone blokes hanging off the back of them......I'd have thought that the hinge would give up at some point.....or the fat b*strd holding on!!

mmm.... that's a full length 3mm thick 316 piano hinge. It will take some abuse. The steel work is through bolted with 6 off M8 bolts....and I'm closer to 18 stone....
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Mind you, if you get them airbourne, the whole seat squab may come off. A couple of catches on the lid could be a good idea.
For catches have a look at www.protex.com they are sponsors of mine so I have a vested interest so I am biased but they make the catches we use on our "alien" engine hood and they are great at suplementing the Mercury ones! They already supply some quality RIB manufacturers and the RNLI so they must be good I suppose!
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Old 09 December 2004, 17:32   #9
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For catches have a look at www.protex.com they are sponsors of mine so I have a vested interest so I am biased but they make the catches we use on our "alien" engine hood and they are great at suplementing the Mercury ones! They already supply some quality RIB manufacturers and the RNLI so they must be good I suppose!
Got waylaid in the porn section again!

Cookee your a star! they do handles that might well do the job if I put them on either side of the seat and bolt them in then they can just grab both handles and they'll just fold away when not in use.

I had started thinking about a seat belt sort of arrangement like an aviator seat belt that just clips at the side, but this might be much better.

Thank you!
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Have a look at the site below, it has some interesting things and a selection of handles and grab rails :-

http://www.marine-hardware.co.uk/aca...drails_37.html
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