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    285 helm seat-gctid405534

    Hi All,

    It's been a while since I have needed to post anything, but I find myself back with a bit of a problem. The helm seat on my 2003 285 Ciera is coming apart. The back rest is held up by 2 stainless poles that are screwed into a piece of wood at the bottom. That wood has cracked, and so the back rest leans waaaay back. Eventually I expect it to give out entirely. It is looking like I might need to take the whole thing apart, replace the wood base and basically rebuild the seat.

    But I have always wished that the helm seat could swivel like a pedestal seat so that when we are anchored, I could turn the seat to face other folks on the boat easier. It would make the seat more useful. Has anyone ever replaced the 285 held seat with something like that? Do they make pedestals short enough to work on the 285? The seat sits on top of storage locker, so you cannot use a normal length mounting pole.

    I may just rebuild the existing seat, but thought I would tap the vast knowledge here for other ideas....



    Why not repair the seat and put a carousel type base under it to swivel it. Locking it in place would be fairly easy.
    Jim McNeely
    New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
    Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
    Brighton, Michigan USA
    MMSI # 367393410


      Ditto what jim said, but when you rebuild it, do the whole job and don't just patch the best seat on the boat.