Maybe a Glitch in the Plan
So as part of the design phase I combed the internet
for as many Maxi
photos as I could find.
The first photo shows kinda what I want - As open as possible all the way through the v-berth with a privacy curtain. In fact the port side would be best with no bulkhead at all. The starboard side would be where the head is and the intention is that bulkhead to be half height with a curtain.
Then I saw photos 2 and 3 - I thought that's a weird decorating idea to take out the bulkhead and put in posts. But it struck me. Maybe this guy was worried about deck
So photo 4 is the original bulkhead - it was fiberglassed in at the top and screwed to a strong point with 3 screws. At the bottom there were 3 screws in a strong point but not glassed. The bulkhead was shot but I figure it definitely supported the deck
Photo 5 is after removal
. On a boat getting up to the v-berth is a negotiation around the table, turn sideways between the bulkheads (not shoulder width for me) and then climb over the head. If someone is in the v-berth there is even more hilarity!
The last photo is a shot of the spot where I cut out eh bulkhead.
I had Josh bounce up and down there and it does flex about 1/4-3/8 inch and he's about 140lbs. The maxi hull
is thick in general and this is not cored.
So what say you all - posts or no posts? Actually a post on the starboard side would be OK because I have the head cubicle being built there. If not a post on port what about the bulkhead in photo 1?