Originally Posted by Paul Beaurain
Just to clarify, the KAB seat you have has 12 V power feed (up through floor?) and integral compressor and 4 point intgral harness?
Is it yours an open rib or is the seat protected from elements by cabin?
Kab seats I have seen may be a base model ie no power required and no integral harness/belt
Paul, I have both types. The powered one uses air bladders to mould the seat and it is quite sophisticated in terms of adjustment for the occupant. In particular, it uses 3 bladders for the crucial lumbar support and the shape and position of the lumbar curvature can be adjusted to suit the seated person.
The unpowered one has the more normal rotating handle for lumbar support and the cushion and back sections cannot be reshaped, although spring rate, height, and rock of the seat is still available.
Mine are protected from the elements. They are not the sort of seat to use on an open rib with no cover. But on a boat like Martin's, with covers and a bit of care to look after them, I don't see why not.
With the harness, I lied. It is a 4 point type but the shoulder straps link to a single strap down the rear of the seat so I guess it's really 3 point. It was late when I wrote last night.....