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    Question Please explain this term

    I've heard variously "old man's seat" or "old men seat" or "old men's seat" each time along with "integrated into toe rail" but I have no idea what it means or it's purpose. Can someone please explain this/these terms?

    Thanks in advance!
    Matt

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    Default Re: Please explain this term

    not a clue
    old main sheet?

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    Default Re: Please explain this term

    Nothing here, either. Need context...
    David G
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    http://www.harborwoodworking.com/boat.html

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    Default Re: Please explain this term

    I usually hear it in the context of the Folkboat. Here's an example:
    http://folkboat.de/

    click Models > Luxury then see 9th bullet

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    Default Re: Please explain this term

    It's "integrated at feet rails" - so I'm guessing some sort of addition to the cockpit. Maybe these boats are designed for standing in the cockpit & these give a place to sit? Dunno. Old Folkboats I've been on had seats in the cockpit..
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Default Re: Please explain this term

    A portion of the toe rail is wider so that the crew can sit on the rail during regattas.

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    Default Re: Please explain this term

    OK, I have a description, part number and a picture and I still don't know what it is.

    Part number 2230 Old man's seats http://folkboats.co.uk/parts/wooden/wooden02.html


    http://allkindsofjunk.blogspot.com/2...1_archive.html
    "I see why they started making those solid teak 'old man seats'... They break. This one cracked..."


    http://forum.yacht.de/showthread.php...olkeboot/page7
    Actually a narrow slotted board, obliquely screwed, see equipment list Folkeboat-Centralen

    http://www.canadianyachting.ca/boat-...-on-mahone-bay
    We’re spending most of our time outside the cockpit sitting on the “old man’s seat” a part of the toe rail that widened and holding the tiller extension
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    Default Re: Please explain this term

    These are different from the "OlPhart's" seats we used to make for various boats - basically a bit of plank spanning down from the top of the coaming to the toe rail, making a comfortable and mostly level seat when the boat's heeled and you're on the high side.

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    Default Re: Please explain this term

    Ok, thanks one and all for the assistance! Closing the thread now.

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