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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richard108 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2007 at 00:21
Here is a couple of pictures of the seats on my 540 that left the factory at the end of May.
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Charlie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 August 2007 at 15:29
hi
 
I have "lived" with my helmsmans seats as previously shown for 4 months now, sailing round biscay to santander.
 
I cannot compliment them enough, they are comfortable and secure in a swell.
 
\if you would like to talkto the maker, who says he will make more on order then call:
 
Jim Boyle on 0044 (0) 1475 5223300
 
Tell him charlie ambrose gave you his name.
 
The 470 still continues to shine, with no problems encountered, we even sailed by an x yacht 55 the other day !!the owner was not impressed !!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tobo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 August 2007 at 16:41
Dear Charlie
 
We would be interested to see some pictures of your mounting. My dealer was reluctant on putting them on and finally we took back the order. Especially because we thought they take away to much space to move around and also because we have mounted the folded gangway on one side. WE instead mounted handrails in front of the steering whweels (s. other thread) and will mount some removable footsteps.
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brad McMaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 August 2007 at 22:53
I must admit, having weathered one of the worst fastnet's in recent history with no helm seats i struggle to understand why you all want them??
 
The issue of security is redundant. The issue of comfort is achieved and satisfied by the side combing.
 
I'm convinced they are not need.  I will not be installing helm seats on GHOST in the near future.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote marcust Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2007 at 08:51
It surely depends on what kind of sailing you are mostly doing.  For racing and fastnets etc you probably don't want them.  But for cruising long distance when the autohelm is doing most of the steering the helmsman seats are a great place to kick back, relax and keep a view on instruments, course etc.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Charlie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2007 at 10:41
yep, we are in full cruising mode ! so seats are great to relax in.
 
horses for courses and all that, we are going to fit some grab bars like tobo, but with a curved back rest on the forward side so we can lie out facing forwards, (we really are becoming lazy!). from there we can keep an eye on all instruments and chart plotter.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brad McMaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 August 2007 at 23:22
agreed. i kick back facing forward on the cockpit seat back resting on the wheel support. which means i can see the chartplotter etc. Still not conveniced that helm seats are required.
 
 
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