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Old 29 January 2013, 06:15   #1
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Use of back rest on a single seat console as a leaning post

Do some of yea use the back rest of a single jockey console as a leaning post when in the standing position. and is this the only advantage of a single seat unit?

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Old 29 January 2013, 06:51   #2
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Do some of yea use the back rest of a single jockey console as a leaning post when in the standing position. and is this the only advantage of a single seat unit?

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Yep use it all the time when standing which is usually most of the time as I find it the best position for driving.

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Old 29 January 2013, 07:24   #3
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I do too, also a single seat gives you the advantage of something between your knees to grip on to and stops sliding (like on a bench seat)
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Old 29 January 2013, 07:41   #4
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What is the seat cushion lenght as I am in the process of re building my console and and looking for ideas

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Old 29 January 2013, 09:01   #5
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Take any standard manufacturer's single seat length & add 50%!

I have a supposed double jockey. I reckon in the real world it's more like a 1.5man jockey. The SR5.4 "three man" I still reckon takes 2 comfortably......

(one of) This wintler's project(s) was to extend the base it sits on, move the cusion back about 6", cut it in half, move the rear portion back a further few inches & fit twin backrests, the front one having a handhold, thus loosing a load of useable deck space, but at the same time creatuing a handy out the way place for the dry bag.

Option 2 was to just make it a 1 man, which is a whole other debate...
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What is the seat cushion lenght as I am in the process of re building my console and and looking for ideas

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take the single - add a longer seat and a small bit of stainless work----sorted and space under the back for flare box
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I found at times you had to stand to save your spine and most of my weight went into the backrest.
I found it very secure, pic below:
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