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Old 07 December 2004, 07:03   #1
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width of jockey seats

Hello,

I wonder how small i could build a jockey seat? My boat has a very narrow beam of only 1,10m (sorry for the metric units )
I would really love to install 2 jockeys side by side. I found a picture of a 4,8m Ribcraft where exactly my preferred setup is shown.

The smalles seats i could find are from Zodiac with 24cm width. Most others are about 30cm. What would you think is the lowest width possible, to still have a save ride?

Here is the picture of the Ribcraft from their site: Thats awesome



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Old 07 December 2004, 07:41   #2
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Too narrow and you will hurt your bum!!! It is not so much the width of the seat as it's position - try making up some wood boxes the same size as the seats you want and place them in the boat - move them around until you find the best position.

Prost!!!

Don't see many Austrians on here - my Aunt was also Viennese and I still see quite a few of her relations - they love coming to Wales as the scenery is very similar to Austria and they just love the sea - you may have beautiful mountains but not many beaches eh???
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Old 07 December 2004, 09:42   #3
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Make a seat with a wider section for your arse to make it comfortable and a narrow section where your thighs and knees are. This way, your legs will not interfere with the person's next to you...if you catch my drift.

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Old 07 December 2004, 15:28   #4
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Hello,

Thanks for your responses.

Prost Codprawn You are right, not too many beaches here. But i only have 15 minutes to the danube.

slimtim, thats a pretty good idea, although it makes it much more complicated to design the mold.
Do you mean it like that (see picture)?

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Old 07 December 2004, 16:04   #5
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yeah, exactly like that! As you say it will indeed be more difficult to make a plug/mould. You could make it with right angles but it wouldn't look as sanky.

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I played with this idea on my 4.1m with a similar beam to yours. I found it was going to be very uncomfortable! You could try a bench seat (my long-term plan)
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Old 07 December 2004, 16:28   #7
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Hi Dodl

I've seen your boat its the same as mine. Unfortunately I don't think you will be able to get seats side by side.

But what I have got is bags of space at the rear which isnt being used. I could probably get another seat in their.
My set up is a double jockey. Ideally I would have got two single jockeys in tandem. Thats because I'm always sliding back. I need to get another backrest put half way back. Even a S/S bar would do.

As it is because only two of us go on the boat regulary its set up just right. If I needed to get more people on regularly I would consider the seat at the rear but then I would need to consider shifting the console forward to get the balance right.

If you want any pictures or dimensions then drop me a line.

And if you know anybody that makes S/S things then let me know as well.

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Old 09 December 2004, 02:18   #8
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Hello biggles,

My problem is, i must accomodate at least 4 Persons. Either on jockeys (if possible) or bench seating. I hate bench seating

slimtims idea is a good one. I made a plug and it looks as if this could work. 25cm for my arse an just 17cm where the legs are. Will try that on the boat at the weekend. I still have to round the corners of the Plug

And yes i know somebody doing S/S Work. But it would be extremely expensive to ship that to the UK. And, he needs some time. But if you like i will ask him. What exactly do you need?

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