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Old 26 August 2017, 13:32   #1
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Rib bench seat storage

Hi guys,

Due to living in Jersey, I'm having trouble finding somewhere that can make me a seat base similar to this for the rear of my rib at a reasonable price.

I'm getting quotes circa 700 to make, which, I believe, is really expensive, but I presume it's due to the fact that they would have to make a new mold just for me, and that takes both time and money.

I'm wondering if there is anyone on this forum that has experience in making fibreglass bench bases or boxes that has a ready made mold already?? Not too fussed on rigid or fixed dimensions, so Hoping someone on here may be able to help.

If not, maybe a little advice please if you think I could make something like this myself. I can make a mold out of Contiboard, but I've got no experience in laying gel coat or glass, but are willing to give anything a go.

Thanks in advance

Craig
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Old 26 August 2017, 14:06   #2
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Have a look on warrior boats they do seat pods 140 ish which can have hatches fitted so two side by side they do seats as well if you want to get extra seats or look on seascrew they have a PVC pod and fibreglass ones.
But the cost you have is about the norm for someone to build.
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Old 26 August 2017, 14:25   #3
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Have a look on warrior boats they do seat pods 140 ish which can have hatches fitted so two side by side they do seats as well if you want to get extra seats or look on seascrew they have a PVC pod and fibreglass ones.
But the cost you have is about the norm for someone to build.

Thanks Jeff, appreciated
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Old 26 August 2017, 15:15   #4
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What size do you need? I've one here that has had the lid used on another project but it's not overly large - used to be the rear seat on my zodiac.
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Old 26 August 2017, 15:18   #5
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What size do you need? I've one here that has had the lid used on another project but it's not overly large - used to be the rear seat on my zodiac.


Hi Treerat, If I could it would be in the region of 1000mm wide x 400 high x 500 deep.

Like I said, not 100 fussed about dimensions as long as it's kind of the above.

Thanks for the reply
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It's only 60x30x20 though.
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Thanks again for the swift reply, but it's a bit smaller than I was looking for.

I appreciate the reply though. Thanks
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371930155998 this work for you?
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Old 26 August 2017, 16:02   #9
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Just looked at warrior boats they do bench seats 395 upholstered quite wide cheers
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