Raising the Helm Seat – Two Approaches

I made a folding seat platform from wood that I hook to the boarding ladder when I want to sit.   It folds flat and stores in either the lazarette or on the deck bungee strapped to the stern pulpit.  I place a standard floating boat cushion on top for comfort.    I do not carry the helm seat or cushion on board at all.   It’s at home over the garage where it has sat for the past couple of years.   I found it was always in the way and unpractical to sit on.

Here’s a link to a picture  of it taken earlier this summer in case the attached picture doesn’t come through:    https://picasaweb.google.com/102287896228248359993/September262012#5792580032623887234

C380 #183
Rockland, Me.


Seems that when sitting on the helm seat, even with the oversized cushion, forward visibility left a lot to be desired, so I found myself standing most of the time, which

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