Originally Posted by barnakiel
It is a fine layout if you do not want to sail long passages.
Probably I will not go for very many long passages, but I have been thinking of a small trip to Scotland
. I do not see any big drawback with my solution. I will get more storage in the kitchen part of the mod, and less storage due to my sleeping arrangement in the back. I total the storage will be approximately the same. Number of seats in cabin
will be reduces from 6 to 2, but I will never use this boat for more than 2 persons anyway. The idea of using car seats came from the fact that I have these seats for sale
now, and that they are comfortable to sit in, however the color is a bad match with how Im planning the rest of the interior, so it will probably not be these exact seats, I do however think that car seats might be a good way to go. When I googled "black sailboat interior" nothing relevant came up, so integrating black chairs will probably be too much of a challenge. I do however think that good seats is important for comfort, so I will put some effort in to finding something useful. Maybe this seat from ikea
MELLBY Lenestol - Dansbo mørk grå - IKEA
could be used. It is 78cm wide and 85cm deep, so I think it might fit in, but I'm not sure. Plan is of course to use two of them in a dinette setup. Building a chair is also an alternative, but its very difficult to make something that looks and feels like a "normal" chair, but if anyone has any idea of how that can be done, I'm open for suggestions.
Also I'm not sure what side I will put the kitchen, and what side I will put my aft sleeping place. The intake for diesel
on starboard side might be a factor, or it might be easy to work around. Water
intake on starboard side might also suggest putting kitchen to starboard side.
I have never seen anyone doing heavy modifications to the vega, if someone knows about anyone, I'm interested.