Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Helm Seat

Patrick McAneny

Bill, Yea, I knew what you would say. In fact, Diane and I were kidding this morning ,that you would yell at me when you came aboard in St. Michaels. I said I might as well put it out there now, and face the music. I figure at least from this distance ,you can't hit me. Your boat was newer and had a better seat than we have, and no doubt more comfortable. I know its a departure ,but also would be unquestionably much more comfortable. I am still debating and would like to hear from people that have such a seat.
Mea Culpa,
SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 9:21 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Helm Seat


You know what I am going to say...yada, yada, don't change it because...yada, yada.

But, FYI, Judy and I sat in that seat in a cyclone in the middle of the IO. It is perfect! Don't change it.


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

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On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 8:01 AM greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

The concern I’d have about sitting in a typical pedestal seat is not rough seas, but rather heeling. There are many very comfortable helm seat built for high end motor yachts, but they all assume that the boat is basically flat. I have not yet seen a pedestal seat I’d want to sit in when heeled at 15 degrees.

The other issue around a pedestal is structural. The deck in that area might need strengthening to support a single point of attachment of a pedestal. Note for example, the way the nav station seat pedestal is built into the boat.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA

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