Helm Seat Replacement

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Helm Seat Replacement

Postby Brian B on Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:21 pm

The helm seat on my 25SC needed to be re-upholstered or replaced. I decided to replace the entire seat. I bought a Tempress Low Back Navi-Style in the Tan/Sand color. The color is a great match for the interior of the boat. The seat folds over against the wheel or will lay on top of the wheel which is the position we use mostly at the dock. To mount it to the wood base I made a template for the seat bolt holes, transferred it to the wood base and drilled 4 holes. I used 1/4 20 x 1 1/2” bolts to attach it. I bought the seat on Amazon.
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Re: Helm Seat Replacement

Postby Trisailor on Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:02 pm

Hi Brian,
I did the same thing on my R27 about a year ago when getting the other benches re-covered. The same seat bolted to the bracket that was in place with a minor mod to one of the bolt holes to have it match the new seat. We've been way happy with the Tempress seat.
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Re: Helm Seat Replacement

Postby NorthernFocus on Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:40 pm

Thanks for the info. Beginning to think about what to do with the upholstery.
Dan

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Re: Helm Seat Replacement

Postby Brian B on Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:52 am

I was able to get 4 hours of A.I.S. in yesterday. I think I'm going to like this new seat.
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Re: Helm Seat Replacement

Postby BB marine on Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:57 am

Brian B wrote:I was able to get 4 hours of A.I.S. in yesterday. I think I'm going to like this new seat.


Very Good I like that!
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Re: Helm Seat Replacement

Postby Trisailor on Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:12 pm

I had a 10 hour ride on my Tempress last year, both seats (mine and Tempress) held up well.
For the other flaking, failing upholstery we went to a local shop and had them cover the dinette seats with a marine grade vinyl, ran about 800 bucks. I also took the opportunity to shorten the aft dinette seat by about three inches and shortened the table by the same amount. Makes the passage by the stove end of the cabin easier and makes the cabin feel a bit more spacious.
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Re: Helm Seat Replacement

Postby Cutwater28GG on Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:20 pm

Any seattle area seat upholstery recommendations?
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Re: Helm Seat Replacement

Postby Smcavana on Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:39 pm

Another vote here for the Tempress helm seat. Inexpensive (about $125 on Amazon IIRC) and an easy job once I figured out how it would attach to the existing bracket. Now for the aging dinette upholstery. . . .
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