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smitch6

Comfy Helm Seat

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Bought a set of seats off flebay they look lovely, but blast are they uncomfortable ( well i think so the OH says they are ok)

Trouble is as the driver i am sitting constantly 

Anyone got any feedback on a comfy seat?

I can't afford these mega expensive ones, these were £100 for 2 so quite cheap.

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We have car seats, very comfy. We did not fit them, they came with the boat but they are quite small and in their car incarnation have had the backs capable of tipping forward to allow back seat passengers out of a two door car. Since the boat spent much of its life on the French canals I suspect that they were fitted there and came form a small French car. Sorry the photo doesn't show them very clearly but you get the idea.

 

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thats a kool idea trouble is our boat is only 20' so they'd prob weigh it down too much

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Smitch - if you can find a Reliant 3-wheeler in a scrappy the front seats may suit. They had to be made light to qualify for cheap road tax (under 7 cwt u/l I think)

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I managed to find an old draughtsmans seat with a spin to raise and lower adjustment. Was just the job for my Norman 23.

 

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whats uncomfortable about them,could they be "modified". Failing that what about a seat pad?

 

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very thin foam, i have tried a cushion no good, i've also just added an extra 2" of foam so i'll give that a try

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It's just a thought but if you google you can get all sorts of support cushions designed for car seats, they may be more effective than a standard cushion. I do know where you are coming from though, there is nothing as bad as an uncomfortable helm seat.

 

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Hi smitch I us a directors chair it lifts for height adjustment swivels and reclines with a high back, leather covered seat and back with armrests very comfortable, came from Staples office equipment. John

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Oh On  my last boat i used a front seat from a car leather covered adjust front and back with recline adjustment i got it from scrap yard.John

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Re my previous post this is the helm seat and how it was fitted to a standard base, not very elegant but it works well. 

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On 11/07/2018 at 21:47, Paul said:

whats uncomfortable about them,could they be "modified". Failing that what about a seat pad?

 

That`s exactly what we do every time we use Lightning. The lower helm seat does not allow good visibility over the fwd cabin,  having to crane my neck to see what`s in front, so we put two large cushions on it.  It does mean my head is nearly touching the sliding hatch, but at least i can see more of what`s immediately in front of us, which is vital to see what`s in the water etc.

 

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On my old boat I have a car seat on a box that contains the fridge last year bought a connoisseur and changed that seat for an office chair

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