Captain’s Chair

Captain’s Chair Thomas Brantigan C387 #96 Toccata in Sea First, I have to admit that I stole the whole idea from my good friend Mike Gilmore, Catalina 380 owner, who created somewhat the same thing a few years ago. Prior to this project, I had a captain’s chair behind the helm that was 11 years old and falling apart. It was a good design by a company that long since went out of business. It clamped to the stern rails and if I wanted to get to the swim platform, I had to either climb over the rails or remove the whole thing. Though I would typically do this at anchor, doing this just to get to the davits or something else was simply impractical. The solution was to through bolt a pedestal to the transom insert, mount a fancy contraption to the top of the pedestal so

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