Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 26-04-2008, 15:35   #1
Boracay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pelican Bay, Great Sandy National Park
Boat: Steel Roberts Offshore 44
Posts: 5,175
Images: 18
Fitting out the forward cabin...

I am totally fitting out the forward cabin on Boracay.

This is going to be the main cabin. There are two aft quarter berths that should be good in a seaway, however this should be the main sleeping area.

There is a 2/3 steel bulkhead on the starboard side (Frame 6 station - aft end of cabin), a full steel bulkhead on the frame 2 station (forward end), a hatch right in the middle and opening opening portholes on both sides (no noticeable leaks in fifteen days of recent heavy rain)

I am planning to store the spare anchor between frames 2 and 3 and to put in an initial 200 litre water tank between frames 3 and 4 , with space for another one between frames 4 and 5.

Transducers for both log and depth are located on the hull just forward of frame 6. I am planning additional storage for long range fuel cans on top.

An angled double bunk should run along the starboard side from frames 6 to 2. (2.4m - 8') with storage lockers on both sides.

Weight is not an issue as the boat sits stern down at the moment.

I cannot get full headroom anywhere.

Any suggestions, tips tricks or cautions?

What does make the perfect main cabin?
Rust never sleeps
Boracay Blog.
Boracay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-04-2008, 16:24   #2
Armchair Bucketeer
David_Old_Jersey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,013
Images: 4
A bit hard to visualise, any photo or a plan?

One thing that struck me was storing fuel in the sleeping quarters - I admit that as a Smoker I have my own concerns ......but I am thinking of the smell, odds are that some will eventually permeate, from when the cans are used, even if never actually leaking and maybe not a lot - but still.........I would also avoid the Saloon for similar reasons.......

But maybe I am a bit sensitive, the smell of Diesal or Petrol on a boat can make me feel like puking.

I would definately try and go for some standing headroom - even if only a footprint - not essential of course, especially if yer can easily use the Saloon for dressing.

"Pefect"? I would guess this would involve both occupants being able to exit the bed without disturbing the other.......and also that no one's head lies against the bulkhead next to the Head - so yer avoid the joys of being woken up ............or having to listen .
David_Old_Jersey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-04-2008, 21:32   #3
Senior Cruiser
jackdale's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 4,835
Images: 1
How much hobby-horsing do you get? It can make forward cabins unliveable offshore.

The quarter berths will be fine.

ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203,204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Topic fitting Forum Alan Wheeler Forum News & Announcements 0 03-02-2008 21:33
A zinc fitting question bmiller Propellers & Drive Systems 27 01-11-2007 22:52
Fitting a shower Talbot Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 13-04-2006 00:51
Deck fitting re-bedding Matt Hager Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 12-01-2006 21:43

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:48.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.