Well here's the latest. The seats and ladders came in but I made some changes to both. The seats had about 2 extra inches (50 mm) of frame sticking out the back so I shortened them so the back edge of the seat was about 1/4" (7 mm) away from the cockpit
Also the ladders were 1-1/4" (32 mm) wider then the seats so I narrowed them down to the same mounting width as the seats. That way I can mount the seats on the ladder brackets, which put it about 3" (76 mm) higher right in front of the wheel
. The under leg of the seat swings strait down for the hight position. I'll put in lock pins to keep it from folding back.
In the second picture below you can see my Ooops.
I miscalculated the position of the second sheet cleat. The ladder is too close! Soooo, another one of those minor adjustments.
The third picture shows the seat and ladder brackets on the port side. While I'm out sailing, motoring or at rest I can adjust the cockpit anyway that soots the situation. While sailing I'll only keep one ladder in the cockpit and switch it to the high side if I'm wanting to go up on deck
but chances are I will not even have the ladders in place. I still need to add a piece of non-skid just above the ladders.
If I want to lay down I'll put in both seats and stretch a board between the two ladders for my legs to rest on. Or, I can rest my back against the cabin
and stretch my legs across the seats.
Some may not agree with how I've set this up but I do a lot of single
handing and this is what soots me. I don't like crawling across or stepping on permanent seats.
BTW- I'm building a smaller helm
wheel (16") for long distance motoring, while in port or at anchor
. This will allow me to pass by the pedestal
w/o having to go up on deck
and back down again. The big wheel I'm mount right behind the coxswain. Under power I will not need to access the main halyard