Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Helm Seat


I got a strap with hooks on either end from George and Kim on Indecent several years ago.  They got it fromWest Marine.
I put two eye bolts in the face of the nav station one fore and one aft of the drawer.  The strap hooks to them and makes a great back rest when working at the nav station.
But my butt still gets tired and my feet fall asleep if I sit on that stool too long.

SM 243

On Aug 23, 2018, at 1:45 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Bill, I too sit elsewhere as well most of the time , but still spend a fair amount of time at the helm. I have also considered changing out  the Nav seat.


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From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 11:47 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Helm Seat


I am pretty sure we have very similar seats.  Of course, we all use our boats differently.  Most of the time when we are on passage, I don't use the helmseat, but prefer lounging further back in the cockpit were there is better back support, and places to put my feet up.  If the helm seat was my go-to spot I might be looking for something to make it more comfortable.

I did something similar, but less radical, at the nav station.  Our boat had a simple, flat, bar-stool seat there.  I found myself sliding off backwards when heeled on starboard tack. 

We swapped out for a seat that was similar, except for a stainless rail as a low back rest that works great keeping my butt in place. It also gives us an extra handhold at a critical place in the cabin.  It had the additional advantage that it raised me 3 inches higher--enough I can actually type at the navstati on.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA

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