Helm Pads

Your feet, knees, and back all take a beating from long hours of standing and repeated wave impacts. Helm pads can help by providing cushion under your feet, as well as traction in wet conditions. » Read More

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Helm Pads

Boats can be uncomfortable in poor conditions. Rough seas can dish out a pounding, and slippery decks can cause slips and falls. Helm pads can greatly reduce both pounding and traction issues, while also being aesthetically pleasing. Even in beautiful conditions, helm pads can provide comfort and safety on your boat.

Helm Pad Material

Most helm pads are constructed of EVA foam or Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate, which was made popular in the 1970s by Nike. SeaDek was among the first companies to adapt the foam to the boating world, and its popularity exploded. The same foam used in sneakers can help you be comfortable whether cruising or fishing. Read More

Shock Absorption Properties

Helm pads also muffle sounds on the boat, helping in shallow-water fishing applications where stealth is key. Foam flooring also helps cut down on gelcoat glare, increasing visibility for both navigation and sight-fishing. Read More

Helm Risers

To assist visibility even more, custom-made helm risers come topped with anti-fatigue foam matting. These helm risers, built from King Starboard, solve some of the issues created by high bows and large consoles. By adding three to six inches of height at the helm, visibility increases greatly. In tight quarters this extra height helps maintain a perfect understanding of how close you are to an obstruction, and offshore it helps you see hazards before you’re too close. Read More

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