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Raised helm

Discussion in 'Pontoon Forum' started by Mikemat, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Mikemat

    Mikemat Member

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    I will be ordering a 2019 22ft swing back bennington in 2 weeks. But unsure if I should spend the extra $600.00 for the raised helm.
    Any suggestions ?
     
  2. Jack M

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    Yes it is worth it , after having one I would never go without
     
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    Ditto ....^^^^^^^
     
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    +3, not only functional also really sharp looking
     
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  5. Jack M

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    Which model ?
     
  6. The Wanderer2

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    It's definitely worth it. Helps you see over people sitting in front of you, especially when docking.
     
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    It's definitely worth the extra cost.
     
  8. Vikingstaff

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    It’s absolutely worth it. For practicality, it is huge anytime people are sitting up front. It is even nice when they are not, but docking. Certainly gives better sight lines. Finally, it gives the helm a better asthetic look. However, as someone that is barely average in height, I wouldn’t mind it being slightly higher. I still find myself propping myself up or standing at times - particularly when someone taller is up front.
     
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    Wish I had it!!
     
  10. SEMPERFI8387

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    For me it’s more the aesthetics vs. practicality. My R had one so I wanted one on the G. I think they just make the helm look a little more “high end”.
     
  11. Alicedream

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    I really like the raised helm!
     
  12. Mike31406

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    Yes on raised helm. But only after extended aft deck, it is one of my favorite features, very useful for many things. 150, SPS
     
  13. Mikemat

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    2019 22ssbxp swing back
     
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  14. BigKahuna

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    Hey guys the raised helm looks aesthetically pleasing! But from a functionality standpoint does that 3 or 4 inches really make a difference? (The women on here are laughing) If there is somebody sitting in front of me and I can't clearly see I'll just ask them to move to the other side or back.
     
  15. lakeliving

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    I'm 6'5" so I can see over those in front of me. hasn't been an issue for me with a regular helm
     
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    I really can’t see the 3-4” making that big of a difference. I’m sure the bolster seat provides better viewing. I got it because, as you stated, I think it looks more appealing. Just like the steering wheel. To some it’s just a wheel, to me, a work of art .... ;)
     
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    Same as SemperFi. Want it mainly for the look
     
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