Comfort seat

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mees
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Comfort seat

Post by mees » Dec 11th, '16, 20:18

Most trailersailers don't have any seats that offer comfort like a proper lazy seat you have at home. I am posting this whilst sitting on my boat after a full day of hard racing and I couldn't me more comfortable. This is what I did:

I cut down the 2 hatches of the cabin quarter berths by 10 mm.( this applies to a Farr 6000) so they fit between the cockpit seats.

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Now you can put 1 bean bag on it sideways (or 2 lenghtwise )

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The intention was to sit on it whilst moored but now that I'm sitting on it I'm thinking why not when sailing?

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Re: Comfort seat

Post by Peter Yates » Dec 11th, '16, 20:39

Like many TS, Gypsy has a slope to the rear face of the cabin which is a nice angle for a seat backrest. Those faces either side of the hatch opening were fitted with jam cleats for the jib sheets. I re-located them onto the little bridge-deck near the doorway and now I have two nice backwards facing back-rests and I can stretch my legs out backwards along the cockpit benches. Not ideal when sailing, but fine at other times.

I also really like pushpit mounted stern seats which give a great view ahead and also get a person or two out of the way if you have a few on board. (not talking about Gypsy now!)
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Re: Comfort seat

Post by duncanhayward » Dec 11th, '16, 21:17

Mess, I like the way the beanbag matches the upholstery! Looks great - so do the lazy jacks!
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Re: Comfort seat

Post by INMA » Dec 11th, '16, 21:21

I have old mesh cushions from pool chairs for cockpit seats and a few beanbags the size of small cushions to pad the back.

Storing large beanbags is difficult.

Many small beanbags also help get a good night's sleep or just layback in the cockpit.
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Re: Comfort seat

Post by rseydler » Dec 11th, '16, 21:45

And it doubles as flotation?

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Re: Comfort seat

Post by mees » Dec 11th, '16, 23:04

They take up heaps of space all right but thats no issue when I'm by myself.

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Re: Comfort seat

Post by DIGGER-NZ » Dec 12th, '16, 06:59

This is great. My butt is sore after a day of sitting on hard fibreglass. I'm sussing out some thick yoga mats to put down until I can get around to (convince the wife) to sew me up some proper cushions.
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Re: Comfort seat

Post by Furstin » Dec 12th, '16, 07:03

Bought a couple of kids bean bag seats when in Bali, very comfy, and use when motoring for elevated view and great in Dinghy
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Re: Comfort seat

Post by mees » Dec 12th, '16, 21:24

So I sailed back today from shorncliff to manly beating against a south easterly and seas for 4 to 5 hours. Normally that's a recipe for a sore ass and lower back (especially at the end of a big weekend) but sitting on the bean bag with my feet pressing against the leeward cockpit combing you can keep going for hours and feel great.


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Re: Comfort seat

Post by Tymadman » Dec 13th, '16, 20:29

Please take 3 beanbags next time Mees!

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Re: Comfort seat

Post by mees » Dec 13th, '16, 21:51

Didn't you bring your own ? ( thought it was a bit funny naming it Jum )
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