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Old 10-25-2015, 02:42 PM   #1
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Custom Helm Chair

I am looking to get a custom helm chair made. Anybody know of any good companies? I have a stidd helm chair now, but it takes up too much room, I want more of a bar stool set up.
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:40 PM   #2
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I have a leaning post on my Blackfin that I like very much. It is very comfortable to stand up while leaning back against or ever sitting atop of it. You could probably have one made to any length.



Here is a more narrow one. Most any marine upholstery shop can make a snap on cushion for it.

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Old 10-25-2015, 04:51 PM   #3
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I have a leaning post on my Blackfin that I like very much.
I use mine as a leaning post also. Replaced a big, clunky, uncomfortable Todd with this off the shelf Attwood. Comfy, compact and doubles as a cocktail table...
Probably not Shippy enough for most, but is is compact and comfortable and works on my smallish boat. I don't spend much time driving from this station anyway..



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Here's another version of a leaning post that takes very little space. It also has both a foot rest bar and a seat back when sitting atop.

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I use mine as a leaning post also. Replaced a big, clunky, uncomfortable Todd with this off the shelf Attwood. Comfy, compact and doubles as a cocktail table...
Probably not Shippy enough for most, but is is compact and comfortable and works on my smallish boat. I don't spend much time driving from this station anyway..
I really like that, where did you get it?
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I really like that, where did you get it?

Bess.....It's an Attwood Centric II available in lots of color combinations. About $200 on Amazon...

Very nice quality...I've been happy with the choice..

A few more pics here: http://public.fotki.com/ttschwing/ca...ler/helm-seat/

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When you say bar stool, do you mean just a round seat without a back or arms?
If so any marine canvas shop can make you one.
If you're looking for a minimal pedestal chair, take a look at this one by Garelick.
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Release marine makes top quality helm chairs, I installed this one in my trawler a few years back
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Custom helm chair

Let's try this again here is the helm chair from release marine I installed 2 years ago.
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Appropriate choice for that classy vessel.
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Very nice....Somehow I doubt that was $200 on Amazon...... ;-)
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Yes, just a round seat with no back or arms. I might be tempted to go for a back, but I want something that does not take up much room and I can slide on and off easily.

Thanks for all the suggestions, I like the leaning posts too.

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I am looking to get a custom helm chair made. Anybody know of any good companies? I have a stidd helm chair now, but it takes up too much room, I want more of a bar stool set up.
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I have thought the fold up bolster type would be nice to give room to stand up.
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