On TN, in order to provide space for large chart and file drawers, as well as a large, easily accessed machinery space below, I designed it to be most comfortable when standing right in the narrow fore-aft passage
between the table and engine
box/double-sink island. And plan to provide a small, flip-out "seat"/perch. The table's height places it virtually at the widest part of the hull
, making the top an enormous, flat surface handy to the galley, the companionway
, and pilot seat/1/4-berth. Above the long, outboard
edge is a lockable cabinet which is flanked by tall, deep, open bookshelves. This is all on one level under the small bubble-shaped house.
Adjacent, the pilot seat faces the radio
stack, below which I plan a pull-out laptop
table, only big enough for that, or writing, in a comfy seat. Electrical panels
and controls are within reach. But the radar
display will be mounted hanging from the overhead, directly over the engine
, where it is central to all and visible from the cockpit
, where I spend my watch mostly under the dodger
So you see, it is not a traditional nav station, clustered with electronics
, but a completely bare table which alternately serves as galley prep, drafting board, workbench, buffet,...
A sit-down chart table is shown in the literature.