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    Default T40 sunpad backrest - how to stabilise ?

    Evening all

    On the Fairline Targa 40 there is a backrest for the aft seat at the cockpit table which tilts forward to act as a headrest for lounging/sleeping on sunpad. This is simple and effective.

    20181027_162353.jpg Starboard bar: 20181027_162422.jpg 20181027_162439.jpg Port bar:20181027_162454.jpg

    Problem is the backrest doesnt work when sat on sunpad gazing out over the stern; it just tilts forwards to headrest position (and then you spill your beer).

    So... anyone done a modification on T40 or seen similar fix on other boats ? Some catch/lock that holds the 2 SS bars either side is the obvious answer but looking for neat fix that already exists.

    I'm guessing the T40 guru JtB may have the answer but who knows !

    Many thanks in advance.
    Simon

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    Default Re: T40 sunpad backrest - how to stabilise ?

    Yep, I've modded mine with a sliding bolt mechanism that locks the backrest into position. And before you ask, no I don't have any pictures

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    Default Re: T40 sunpad backrest - how to stabilise ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy_the_builder View Post
    Yep, I've modded mine with a sliding bolt mechanism that locks the backrest into position. And before you ask, no I don't have any pictures
    LOL !
    On both sides or just S/B ?

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    Default Re: T40 sunpad backrest - how to stabilise ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluetooth View Post
    LOL !
    On both sides or just S/B ?
    Both sides.

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    Default Re: T40 sunpad backrest - how to stabilise ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy_the_builder View Post
    Both sides.
    Can we get a pic??????? Would be massively helpful, as I had the upright to falling back issue a few times in the summer!!!!!

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    Default Re: T40 sunpad backrest - how to stabilise ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jcwads View Post
    Can we get a pic??????? Would be massively helpful, as I had the upright to falling back issue a few times in the summer!!!!!
    A photo won't really help you. If you want to solve the problem, the main thing you need is a good s/s fabricator. The solution design is easy, the hard bit is finding someone good to make it.

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    Default Re: T40 sunpad backrest - how to stabilise ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy_the_builder View Post
    A photo won't really help you. If you want to solve the problem, the main thing you need is a good s/s fabricator. The solution design is easy, the hard bit is finding someone good to make it.
    Would Colin of Colhel fame be able to help?

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    Default Re: T40 sunpad backrest - how to stabilise ?

    Oh. I was thinking the locking mechanism was to fit into GRP and prevent the bar folding forwards. So u welded to the SS bar.

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    Default Re: T40 sunpad backrest - how to stabilise ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluetooth View Post
    Oh. I was thinking the locking mechanism was to fit into GRP and prevent the bar folding forwards. So u welded to the SS bar.
    No. But the locking mechanism is custom made. It's basically like a French door shoot lock mechanism.

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    Default Re: T40 sunpad backrest - how to stabilise ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy_the_builder View Post
    Both sides.
    I wondered what those 2 breeze blocks were for Jimmy

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