Originally Posted by ebrown
Thank you very much for your reply. Any pictures of yours would be very helpful. The other problem i am having is when i purchased the bare hull i have no clue where placement of tanks
are. I have a very good plan on how i am going to do the interior, but would love to hear any suggestions. How you would do things different so outfit it better. Again thank you.
This is pretty much how mine is set up, although mine doesn't have a pilot berth on the port side behind the settee.
I have been pretty happy with this arrangement. although the forward V berth is pretty much only used in harbor. I may put a couple of pipe berths in on either side amidships that can serve as the backs to the settees and then pivot up to provide two more berths amidships while underway.
I sacrificed some of the forward V berth to provide a set of lockers on the starboard side, which also provides room for the chain pipe to descend to the chain locker located under the V berth. I would prefer more vertical chain stowage, as I sometimes have to give the chain a poke to knock it down and out of the pipe while raising anchor
. It's a nuisance when singlehanding
I have two diesel
tanks under the settee berths amidships and the main water
tank under the cabin sole
just aft of the mast
is always a problem in far away places, so I would add a small (5-10 gal?) day tank somewhere between the main tanks and the engine
. You need to be able to get into the tanks for thorough cleaning
once in a while. It would be nice to have your fuel
lines set up so you can transfer fuel from any one tank to another through your filter bank.
I have had good luck with being able to catch water
off the deck
when it's really raining. I scrub it down, and then plug
the little scuppers in the low coaming with a couple of dishtowels and am then able to open the fill pipe located a bit aft of amidships about three or four inches in from the coaming.