Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Helm Seat
Danny, All good points and I don't disagree that safety comes first , before all else.. The seat I am considering would have s.s handholds and it would not be free to swivel . A prior owner just emailed me and told me his seat was rock solid ,held him snugly in the seat and he felt safer than with his old seat in extreme conditions. We just came off the boat and remembered one reason I always thought I would like something different. The seat is a little high for me, I would like it about 2 or 3 inches lower. In the past I had thought about cutting a couple of inches off the bottom and re glassing the foot back in. You have a newer design and I am sure its more comfortable than mine . This thread has run long enough, I was hoping to hear from anyone that has replaced the helm seat, two so far and both positive. I will probably seek out other sources to determine how solid and secure they, are and will not make a change unless I am sure .toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 3:27 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Helm Seat
I regard the SM helm seat as a great design and a vital safety item. I have a lot of ocean miles behind me and in the vigorous seaways we encounter out there its fixed place stability is a huge safety factor. I would never have a swiveling seat. In big rough seas, oh boy. Likewise, even more so the tube up the sides and across the back. When you are moving around the cockpit in rough conditions it is a fantastic "grab when I'm off balance" hand hold. Moving around the cockpit in a seaway I am using that hand hold all the time. Bad accidents on yachts at sea are often caused by falls.As we age our bones become brittle and our balance less. Henri gave us hand holds every where for good reason. Swiveling padded comfort seats are for the marina and harbour set. Not for serious off shore.
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
On 24 August 2018 at 01:19 "Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: