My pedistal helm seat project

steveinak

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I was hijacking Helen L's thread so i thought i'd just start this one.

Ran into anchorage today, first stop steel yard for some aluminum plate and angle, found both in the scrap pile, a 6"x15" piece for the backer plate and a 12" chunk of 3" angle wanted 4" but none to be had in the scrap. On to my welder buddies shop and got the parts squirted together and he had some 4" angle for the brackets to hold the channel beam. I have all the parts except for some rod for the pins and i think i've got some of that laying around here somewhere. Tomorrow i'll start bolting it together and drill for the pins. Might have to round up the brackets a bit more to make them look a bit more pleasing. I think its going to work out just fine(for a amateur). I get a lot of satisfaction out of making something useful out of the scrap pile.

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Looking good Steve. Any thoughts about using smaller holes like detents with a hollow rod, spring and ball bearing so you can position the chair in different spots just by wiggling them tightening down the cam lock? Think of it like how your gear lever works for your transmission. It would pop into position after you travel enough in length, don't need a long pin that way if you move about a lot.

Just a thought :)
 

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Looking good Steve. Any thoughts about using smaller holes like detents with a hollow rod, spring and ball bearing so you can position the chair in different spots just by wiggling them tightening down the cam lock? Think of it like how your gear lever works for your transmission. It would pop into position after you travel enough in length, don't need a long pin that way if you move about a lot.

Just a thought :)

Thanks Travis. Thats a good idea on the detents but i'm only going to need 2 positions for the seat, one spot when i'm running and another to hold to seat out of the way when i'm hauling my gear. Its a 60 mile run (one way) to where they are going to let us shrimp this year so a nice seat for the run is going to come in handy. I'm going to be doing 6-7 day trips so i have to get the downstairs comfy for storing my gear and set up a nice cushy bunk for my tired ass every night.
 

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Thanks Mike, i'm happy how its coming along and i think with the adjustable height of the pedestal its going to be nice for different running conditions. The pedestal adjusts from 18"-24"in height.
 

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Hey,i had Peter put one on your old boat the st.Patrick ...it works great in that short wheel house
 

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Thanks, that new rig of yours is coming together nicely also bet you can't wait to get fishing. I got it all bolted together and mounted on the bulkhead today, used a hole saw to make some UHMW washers so it pivots nice and smooth, all thats left to do is drill some holes for the pin that will hold it in different positions. I was able to use the same bolts that hold my hydraulic tank over the engine to hold the bracket for the seat just had to drill the holes to match.
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