9 years, never tripped on helm. Tripped just walking around the boat, stubbed toes on cleats, pinched fingers on pop up cleats, but never tripped on helm.
We ended up with a G model because the S did not offer the raised helm in 2017. Our R we traded had it and it was a must have. For me it’s aesthetics more than function. I think it makes it look just a little more luxurious.
23 LSB, ESP package, 250 VMAX SHO, ocean blue textured panels, platinum smooth accent, platinum pillow top diamond pressed interior with ocean blue accent, platinum canvas, swingback plus, curved bimini, stereo remote, Go7 Simrad display, washdown, privacy option with porta potti, Benny quick fender latch kit, in floor storage, dual batteries, wavetamer, pop up cleats, co-captain seats, vinyl wrapped luxury recliners, ski pylon and salt water package. And galvanized bunk trailer with spare. I think that's it! I read a LOT of posts out hear to see what folks were saying. It was VERY helpful in making all the final decisions!!! We are in the northeast right now, but headed to FL in a couple years, the panhandle.
On the cover, was wondering what input folks had relative to keeping the inside of the boat dry? I heard they let water in, particularly from the bow. I already have a tentative appointment for next May to bring to a local shop that does just boat covers. They've done 2 for me in the past and they are great! Will likely just have a whole cover made that will cover the whole thing to keep water out.
I guess this depends on your individual size but I noticed that with the bolster down I can feel the metal bars inside the seat, and its a little uncomfortable. Have you noticed anything like that? I was a little disappointed in that because I like to take long cruises and this could be a problem...Comfy enough - I never use for cruising, just when I am up and about towing, night driving, or docking/maneuvering in tight spots. Not as comfy as my friends bolster on his Chaparral, but love the feature! Definitely happy with it over the raised helm - IMO.