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Old 02-06-2008, 14:18   #1
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CAT layout conversions

How hard would it be to convert 4-suite/4-head layout to each hull being an owners suit with separate showers. I was looking at a morrings boat on the web.

My concern was after watching a video on the seawind boats that are made up of 5 pre-molded units attached to the interior of the boat. Are these units considered as part of the whole ship structional integrety?

Thanks for any thoughts on this.

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Old 02-06-2008, 14:22   #2
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Even if partitions are not premolded, moving bulkheads, or even increasing the size of passage way hatches can affect structural strength.

You might be OK but I would want someone with a bit of naval engineering expertise involved.

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Dan, I agree with Sunspot Baby that it may not be a good idea to modify bulkheads or structures molded in to the hull. You may still be able to do some modifying to meet your needs, however. We have 3 queen sized berths in our cat and really only need one full time and one part time for guests. We converted one of the staterooms to an office/storage area. I removed a sink and built a desk in its place with a pull out tray underneath for a laptop. Above the desk, I put a shelf for a printer and some file organizers. I took the mattress off the berth and used that space for a microwave and some plastic clothes storage drawers. Eventually, I will redesign a little more to make more storage areas where the mattress used to be. Hopefully, you can find things to do with your extra heads/staterooms to meet your needs.
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