Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

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Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by Darrin Stubbs » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:49 pm

My helm seat is starting to crack where the corner sits flush with the starboard side cockpit bench. Does anyone have any great suggestions for a fix before it gets out of hand and requires a full replacement.

I do have lots of good pictures of it but I can't figure out how to post them on this forum? It doesn't seem as simple as attaching a pic file?

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by kurz » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:51 am

My helm seat cracket at the port side. So renew it as long as the side that locks inside the cockpit stays ok.
I fiexed it by glassing it at the side that loocks to the motor. As it is much stronger now it stays ok.

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by dlandersson » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:22 am

Have you considered having someone go on a diet? :)
Darrin Stubbs wrote:My helm seat is starting to crack where the corner sits flush with the starboard side cockpit bench. Does anyone have any great suggestions for a fix before it gets out of hand and requires a full replacement.

I do have lots of good pictures of it but I can't figure out how to post them on this forum? It doesn't seem as simple as attaching a pic file?

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by NiceAft » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:25 am

Darrin,

There are photo storage sites that you can use to store and send photos from. I use tinypics. In tiny pics, you select the photo you wish to show in your posting. Then you select “copy one link” so as to paste it to your MacGregorsailors posting.

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by Darrin Stubbs » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:09 am

dlandersson wrote:Have you considered having someone go on a diet? :)
Darrin Stubbs wrote:My helm seat is starting to crack where the corner sits flush with the starboard side cockpit bench. Does anyone have any great suggestions for a fix before it gets out of hand and requires a full replacement.

I do have lots of good pictures of it but I can't figure out how to post them on this forum? It doesn't seem as simple as attaching a pic file?
lol Funny guy!

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by Darrin Stubbs » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:10 am

NiceAft wrote:Darrin,

There are photo storage sites that you can use to store and send photos from. I use tinypics. In tiny pics, you select the photo you wish to show in your posting. Then you select “copy one link” so as to paste it to your MacGregorsailors posting.

Ray

Awesome news Ray! Thank you. I'll give that a try.

Darrin

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by RussMT » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:52 am

Darrin

I'm thinking some fiberglass repair kit would do the job. I'm not an expert and don't know what reinforcement might be required.

Posting photos is easy

on you tinypic account copy the second link with the IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards
Then paste it into here.

Like this

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by Darrin Stubbs » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:46 pm

RussMT wrote:Darrin

I'm thinking some fiberglass repair kit would do the job. I'm not an expert and don't know what reinforcement might be required.

Posting photos is easy

on you tinypic account copy the second link with the IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards
Then paste it into here.

Like this

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Ahhhhh...Like this?

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by Baha » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:23 am

I did mine last spring...I had thought I had cracked it due to being really clumsy...turned out it had been cracked previously and bondo'ed over (don't do that). It is a really easy fix. Just get some fibre mat..use a couple or three layers worked into the resin, making sure you turn the 2nd on 180 degrees from the first for added strength. Let it dry, sand it, finish it however you want. My seems super-strong now.

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by Divecoz » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:59 am

I have caused / allowed damage to the Transom seat by allowing it to slam shut from a fully open position.. That said , its not as apparent as yours is.

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by Highlander » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:02 pm

Darrin Stubbs wrote:
dlandersson wrote:Have you considered having someone go on a diet? :)
Darrin Stubbs wrote:My helm seat is starting to crack where the corner sits flush with the starboard side cockpit bench. Does anyone have any great suggestions for a fix before it gets out of hand and requires a full replacement.

I do have lots of good pictures of it but I can't figure out how to post them on this forum? It doesn't seem as simple as attaching a pic file?
lol Funny guy!
I Hope that,s not in reference to ur last name ! :P , that being said I,m still trying to lose 15# :x but that,s not what,s crackin my helm seat letting it get slammed closed from fully open when the wind gets a hold of it , don,t know how many times it,s almost decapitated me when my heads been down there ! :evil:

J 8)

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by Don T » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:58 pm

Hello,
Isn't that what the cable is for? Holds the seat down and gets clipped onto the lifeline to hold the seat open.

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by Darrin Stubbs » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:31 pm

Don T wrote:Hello,
Isn't that what the cable is for? Holds the seat down and gets clipped onto the lifeline to hold the seat open.
Makes sense....Makes good sense...

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by K9Kampers » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:56 pm

Highlander wrote:...don,t know how many times it,s almost decapitated me when my heads been down there !
Cantcha jus move the location of yer cockpit bar?! Jus sayin'...
8)

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Re: Helm Seat Cracking on 2008 26M

Post by NiceAft » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:01 pm

K9Kampers wrote:
Highlander wrote:...don,t know how many times it,s almost decapitated me when my heads been down there !
Cantcha jus move the location of yer cockpit bar?! Jus sayin'...
8)
Oh boy John, he knows you. :D

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