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Old 19 June 2006, 02:39   #1
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Stainless steel jockey seat

Iím looking to move the weight forward on my searider which would mean moving the fuel tank 69L and the battery forward. The new configuration would mean that the fuel tank is in the front of the jockey seat and the battery in a compartment above.

I canít find a seat that will enable me to do this and so am looking to fabricate one from stainless steel, the back of the seat would be open to allow any fuel vapour etc good ventilation and weight wise there doesnít seem to be a problem with stainless against fibre glass/ply.

Are there any problems in using the stainless?

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Old 19 June 2006, 04:25   #2
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Shouldnt be-my seat is a 1mm stainless base with a stainless piano hinge on it and I've had no problems with it.
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Hi

Well it's made tried and tested works great and is very rigid, I've managed to get a 69L tank in at the front with the battery in a compartment above it so the weight is well forward , shame I couldn't get some dark hatches.
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Looks fabulous - really nice job. Did you manufacture it your self or get someone to do it for you? Any idea of the total budget? I'd be seriously interested in getting one of those for my 4m.
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Hi

Had the local fab shop we use make it then finished it myself

I think it will be £400-£450
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Cheers James

Well you and they've done a really good job. What was the coating? Was it paint or was it one of those spray on powder coatings that get baked in place?

You've inspired me to go and talk to our local plate bending shop!

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Hiya Bedajim,
that console looks great and really professional. this may seem a stupid question but here goes-is there any potential problem with the gas fumes
getting ignited by the battery? or are they still far enough away from each other and its not an issue?
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Hiya Bedajim,
that console looks great and really professional. this may seem a stupid question but here goes-is there any potential problem with the gas fumes
getting ignited by the battery? or are they still far enough away from each other and its not an issue?
The tank and battery on my valiant is all under a similar shaped consul . The tank has a big 1" vent hose to the outside and doesn't vent into the consul but iam careful to leave the seat off to ventilate for a while if iam disconecting the battery . I cant see a problem unless a battery terminal came loos and made a spark while I was filling up . A properly conected battery shouldn't make any sparks
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wow that's really excellen
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That is really smart

Cost is pretty good too - the cost of an Extreme Jockey console from Humber, like the one on the RIB I now have, is £700 odd in their price list.
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