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Old 14-09-2016, 03:51   #1
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400L, Helm seat comfort

The helm seat is one place our Lagoon 400 is really lacking! I doubt we can be alone in this thought so what have you done to increase the comfort of the helm seat of your 400? I see us making changes to it or replacing it completely in the near future and would like to see ideas from others.

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Old 14-09-2016, 05:38   #2
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Re: 400L, Helm seat comfort

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The helm seat is one place our Lagoon 400 is really lacking! I doubt we can be alone in this thought so what have you done to increase the comfort of the helm seat of your 400? I see us making changes to it or replacing it completely in the near future and would like to see ideas from others.

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I agree Lagoon could have done a much better job, if you look at the latest Lagoon 42S the seat is a real poverty pack job, it is exactly the same as hours but without the arm rests!! unbelievable for a brand new model. I think the only solution is to replace the seat with a new one that would likely have to be custom made, or there are a few double seats on the net I have found but haven't got around to measuring up to see if a simple bolt on would be possible.
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Old 14-09-2016, 14:20   #3
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Re: 400L, Helm seat comfort

The easiest solution if you find the helm seat uncomfortable is a "comfort seat" or two.

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Two of the regular size fit securely on a L400 helm seat. Personally, I don't find the seating too bad, and most cat cruisers envy a seat for two in the shade with such a great view of the water.
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Old 17-09-2016, 00:00   #4
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The easiest solution if you find the helm seat uncomfortable is a "comfort seat" or two.

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Two of the regular size fit securely on a L400 helm seat. Personally, I don't find the seating too bad, and most cat cruisers envy a seat for two in the shade with such a great view of the water.
Hi Tuskie, I will have to run the above past our Tibetan Terrier he loves to sit in the Captains chair but I think he might like a bigger one.!!
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Old 17-09-2016, 02:41   #5
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Hi Tuskie, I will have to run the above past our Tibetan Terrier he loves to sit in the Captains chair but I think he might like a bigger one.!!
I'm sure Tashi is very discerning and knows his rightful place as "top dog".

A comfortable helm seat is great, as long as it isn't so " loungechair-like" that it may promote snoozing.

I'm also sure that Tashi is a more competent skipper than some of the large motorboat drivers that I have recently encountered. Especially those owning a popular brand that begins with "R". They are terrors, not terriers.
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Old 25-09-2016, 17:00   #6
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Re: 400L, Helm seat comfort

We have a Lagoon 38 that came with a pedestal seat. We had a fabricator that makes towers, leaning posts, and seats for mainly center console boats make us a seat. He suggested that it be 36 inches wide to accommodate two people. We then had the cushions for the seat and backrest made. We have about $550.00 into it. Well worth the money. Is not in the way of lines or wench.
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Yep, gotta have room around the helm seat for a wench.
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