Hi all, I have a couple of questions about a specific design feature of cat berths.
Some catamarans have some sort of partition right in front of the bed
with a hole cut out so that the bed
is entered through a window-like hole. What is the name of that partition? See for example this picture of the FP Lipari
Other cats do not have such partition. Most often I don't see the partition in modern wide hulls (e.g., Helia 44), but even in "thin" hulls sometimes the partition is not there. See for example this pic of the Outremer
51 with no such partition.
So besides the name, what is the purpose of the partition? Is it simply a design style or does it provide a needed structural support for the hulls? If so, how do cats that don't have the partition compensate for the lack of the support provide by the partition?