recessed footrest - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 10-27-2008 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
recessed footrest

Hi,

I am looking for a solution with a recessed footrest for the helmsman. I recall that I have seen this somewhere.

More precisley: A plate in the floor (for a twin steering yacht) that you may fold up for your feet when the boat is heeled. (sitting sideways, back to the windward side). And fold down by liftig it a bit or else to fold it flat in the floor again.

This does not need to be a retrofit solution, we are designing the boat so we can still fit it in.

It would be great if you could help me with this?


Regards

Mad

sailing is an expensive way to spend a spartantic holiday
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
madman2525 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 10-27-2008
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
I've never seen one for sale...but it wouldn't be all that hard to design. In its simplest form, it would be like a deck inspection hatch, without an opening beneath it... and a strut or two to support it in the up position. It would probably be pretty easy to convert a deck inspection hatch into a recessed footrest, since it has most of the necessary components already.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 8 Old 10-27-2008
Thanks Courtney.
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: IL
Posts: 3,954
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
Sounds basicly like a "runt board" that is positioned on the side instead of behind the helm. Might be better if it was designed to fold UP into the cockpit seat instead of into the floor where the "cavity" will catch and hold water.

hunter Legend 37 Semper Paratus
Formerly - Tartan 34C Yawl
T34C is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 8 Old 10-27-2008
Senior Member
 
christyleigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: North Brookfield, Mass.
Posts: 935
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Since you say you can "still fit it in", although they don't fold flat/flush, a Folding Mast Step or two for each side is a possibility if you can recess them. Of course then you would have 2 or 4 little areas to collect water if you recessed them. Just thinking of small hinged pieces of hardware designed to carry serious weight

Stan
'Christy Leigh'
NC 331
Wickford/Narragansett Bay RI
christyleigh is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 8 Old 10-28-2008 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
thanks for the help. The plate itself is not realy a problem, I just wondered, if someone sells the mechanics to support and fold it. Otherwise we just have to design something.

Regards

mad

sailing is an expensive way to spend a spartantic holiday
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
madman2525 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 8 Old 10-31-2008
Senior Member
 
paulk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,605
Thanks: 4
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Sounds to me like a solution might be a pair of hinged teak cockpit floor gratings that fit across the whole cockpit sole when they're folded flat, and then can be lifted up in the middle, and moved port or starboard and locked in place for that tack with barrel bolts. With the barrel bolts and a series of holes, the support might be adjustable for different helmspeople or degrees of heel. It's hard to describe w/o a drawing. End view: [__./\.] on starboard, [./\.__] on port; [.__ __.] when flat.
paulk is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 8 Old 10-31-2008
.
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 10,851
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 13
         
What you want is here CLICK you can see it in the Dehler 44.

And if you want my opinion, it is not that a good idea.

The flat surface is not that confortable. (looks better stowed away its true)..I was going to have them built like that, "a La Volvo racer", but after trying it, I foud that after a while you end up sliding one way or the other. The Volvos use flat boards, but due to their size, the boards are actually almost 3 feet long, and raise a lot more than the ones in the Dehler..really not that good.

I opted for rounded foot rests, that are removable with some fastners SD got me.

The advantage of the rounded is that as the boat heels, and you start to "ride up" on the footrests, your foot is allways at the right angle to your leg, which is not the case with the flat ones..believe me after 20 mintes standing it makes a damn differnce. The round are more ergonomic.

mine are very light and easy to remove..let me know if you need more help, ok?

Alex






Last edited by Giulietta; 10-31-2008 at 11:18 PM.
Giulietta is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 8 Old 11-02-2008 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
thanks for that info, like the dehler is what I am looking for. The rest of the boat seating etc would make that footrest preferable, although I understand your objectons.

mad

sailing is an expensive way to spend a spartantic holiday
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
madman2525 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome