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Old 10-03-2017, 05:26 PM   #21
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We started looking for new seats for our flybridge. After recovering from the sticker shock, I rebuilt one of our Pompanette seats from the base up. It was a lot cheaper and an interesting project.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:23 PM   #22
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We started looking for new seats for our flybridge. After recovering from the sticker shock, I rebuilt one of our Pompanette seats from the base up. It was a lot cheaper and an interesting project.
Good idea, and yes, some of the prices are crazy expensive. Pictures?
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:25 PM   #23
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Question....

How valuable is a bolster for the flybridge captains seat? I don't have one so not sure if I should be missing it.

Also, considering side by side seats, or a double seat right at the helm. Sometimes I like the Admiral close by, thoughts?

I had one on a smaller Formula boat, individual bolsters, very high quality and comfy. Miss that seat.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:55 PM   #24
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Good idea, and yes, some of the prices are crazy expensive. Pictures?
Unfortunately, I was in a hurry and never took any photos.

One of the armrests on the captains helm seat was no longer fastened to the seat and was a safety issue if somebody grabbed it to steady themselves. Since this is at the back of the flybridge just in front of a low railing, I considered it a serious problem and wanted to fix it before we left for a 2-week vacation.

After taking the vinyl off, it was apparent that there was a manufacturing defect or poor quality repair done in the past. One of the T-nuts used to attach the armrest was missing and a hex nut had been used instead. Unfortunately, this was on a hole very near the edge of the plywood and the end result was that the nut pulled through and the plywood broke, leaving the arm rest flopping.

I cut a new seat bottom out of 3/4" plywood and drilled/countersunk the holes for the T-nuts, including an additional one that I bought. Before assembling, I applied a coat of West Systems 105 epoxy to the board to strengthen and protect it. The seat was reassembled and reinstalled, and it worked great on our trip.

My wife is quite handy on a sewing machine and takes care of all our canvas jobs, so she is going to make new vinyl covers in a year or so. Right now, she has just completed new drapes for the salon and is getting ready to make new cushions for our v-berth and dinette. She sure is nice to have helping on the boat!
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Unfortunately, I was in a hurry and never took any photos.

One of the armrests on the captains helm seat was no longer fastened to the seat and was a safety issue if somebody grabbed it to steady themselves. Since this is at the back of the flybridge just in front of a low railing, I considered it a serious problem and wanted to fix it before we left for a 2-week vacation.

After taking the vinyl off, it was apparent that there was a manufacturing defect or poor quality repair done in the past. One of the T-nuts used to attach the armrest was missing and a hex nut had been used instead. Unfortunately, this was on a hole very near the edge of the plywood and the end result was that the nut pulled through and the plywood broke, leaving the arm rest flopping.

I cut a new seat bottom out of 3/4" plywood and drilled/countersunk the holes for the T-nuts, including an additional one that I bought. Before assembling, I applied a coat of West Systems 105 epoxy to the board to strengthen and protect it. The seat was reassembled and reinstalled, and it worked great on our trip.

My wife is quite handy on a sewing machine and takes care of all our canvas jobs, so she is going to make new vinyl covers in a year or so. Right now, she has just completed new drapes for the salon and is getting ready to make new cushions for our v-berth and dinette. She sure is nice to have helping on the boat!
What's your wife's number?
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:42 PM   #26
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Dimer,

Do you possibly have the name of that yard? We also have a great one here in St. Pete, but just doesn't have much in seating.
Since you're in St Pete, you are a hop skip and a jump from Green Cove Springs. Monkey Fist Marine has a lot of trawler parts, they are at the entrance of Green Cove Springs marina.
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Since you're in St Pete, you are a hop skip and a jump from Green Cove Springs. Monkey Fist Marine has a lot of trawler parts, they are at the entrance of Green Cove Springs marina.
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Yes, worth a call, but it's a bit of a distance.. probably 5 hr drive and 1.2 hour flight.
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My old boat had a triple wide helm chair. I liked it best. My new helm chairs have bolsters, my old ones did not. I am neutral on bolsters, donít hate them, donít have to have one. Arm rest are a must for me, exspecially ones that fold up out of the way.
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Doing some shopping for helm seats for a 400 Mainship flybridge.

And, they need to be able to get a little closer and higher to the controls for the center one.

And, I'd like at least one of the side ones to recline so I can sleep with half an eye open to monitor the co pilot.....

But, I can't afford some of the expensive ones and they rapidly get very pricey, so wonder whats out there....

Choices that others have done?

Our boat came with Springfield sliding/rotating seats mounted on Garelick pedestals. (Presumably just using stock on hand...)

The components are not really high end, but also reasonably serviceable while not in the "arm and leg" zone for cost$.

The track mechanism eventually went south, so I replaced those with Garelick parts.... which work slightly better, but partly because they're purpose-made for their own pedestals.

Anyway, they each offer several options, but maybe not the recliner thing...

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Finally in the water, Helm Seats turned out great!Click image for larger version

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JimW,

What make are those helm seats? They look very nice. Any idea on price?
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What make are those helm seats? They look very nice. Any idea on price?


TODD BAHAMA BIMINI G SERIES INSET BOLSTR VENTED BACK WHITE Bahama Series, from BoatDepot.com, one was a prototype for a boat show $700 (discounted from the show), the other was the actual production seat, I think $1,075. They are very comfortable.
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Thanks for the info.
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I know Iím a little late to the game, but I just this place an order for a new helm seat at Llebroc.com

Very easy to work with. great customer service!
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There are some nice looking seats on the Llebroc web site. Thanks for the info.
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