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Old 10-09-2016, 02:02   #1021
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Great!, I just put our mattress back in after refinishing our bedroom and we needed to remove the sliding hatch
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:12   #1022
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Great!, I just put our mattress back in after refinishing our bedroom and we needed to remove the sliding hatch
Thanks for the alert.
I bet there is lots we haven't thought of that has not been picked up by KM. In this early stage of build it is much easier making changes now than it would be later.

Some of the responses on this thread have been invaluable and have resulted in us modifying our specifications. I think making the non skid paint on the deck white and having the pilothouse roof painted was the last item. The biggest was deciding to go for a deck stepped mast again early in the planning process when we were still tossing up. So thanks everyone for your input.

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Old 10-09-2016, 02:16   #1023
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to give more entry room, you could add a small A frame shaped peak. maybe 3-400 long and 200 high at the entry?
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:29   #1024
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to give more entry room, you could add a small A frame shaped peak. maybe 3-400 long and 200 high at the entry?
This would be an option, but it would severely limit the view over the top of the pilothouse, even for my taller other half.
Hopefully the entry room is adequate as is. Bending slightly is really no big deal and it keeps the lines of the pilothouse nice and clean.
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any chance you could post a screenshot of the 3d drawing showing the entrance?
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:38   #1026
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any chance you could post a screenshot of the 3d drawing showing the entrance?
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The sight lines and shape is really nice.

If you were ever concerned about needing more room (height) at entrance for a heavy lift out, like your engine....a soft patch above entrance could be built in at this stage, with the hope that you never need it.
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thanks SL. that could work really well
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btw, where are you putting gauges?
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Old 10-09-2016, 04:49   #1030
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btw, where are you putting gauges?
LOL! We are struggling with that right now.

Very likely the mainsheet clutches will be moved from the rear of the pilothouse onto the cockpit combing. That seems a better spot for them anyway. This should then leave room either side of each rear window. We are just waiting to hear back exactly how much room we have there, allowing for the mainsheet itself.

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I think the no slider is pretty common when you have a door instead of the conventional drop boards. The ones I've been on, typically have a small bump to help raise the entrance height and a step down/well right before the door.... like the Boreal.

But with the p-house height and deep cockpit of the Bestevaer, I'd think you'll be alright.

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I think that's great!! Put a grab bar in the overhead inside and you can swing right in! I say this being not quite 40 mind you.


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I think that's great!! Put a grab bar in the overhead inside and you can swing right in! I say this being not quite 40 mind you.


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I think the no slider is pretty common when you have a door instead of the conventional drop boards. The ones I've been on, typically have a small bump to help raise the entrance height and a step down/well right before the door.... like the Boreal.
The necessity for entering the boat fully upright was never a major requirement, but I would have loved a pair of watertight cockpit doors with secure dogs, such as the Exploration 45 has, rather than the single door of that Boreal. These doors are totally impractical for the way we live though and the area we will most likely eventually end up cruising. They really only have one good position - firmly shut. Open they interfere with sitting space (or air circulation while sitting) and partially open does not seem to be an option at all.

Regardless, I still can't shake the appeal .
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More details spotted with this last batch of photos:

Our swimming platform has been cut out. I can't quite get my head around how easily portions can simply be sliced like this, and others temporarily welded on, only to be removed with a trace following a light sanding. I bet this could be sealed up in a blink if so desired. Alu must be an amazing material to work with.


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