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Old 29-08-2010, 15:50   #16
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I will triple that suggestion to build mock-ups. I did that to build a pilot house using pine 2x2's; 1.25" PVC pipe; and 1/8" plywood for skin. Building each piece and assembling it with sheetrock screws. I could then back away from the boat and look at the angles and relationships of the various components, sawing away a little here or adding a little there to make the whole unit look good and function as to headroom and other factors.
- - But for any cabin design, I strongly suggest incorporating into the design access to sidewalls where plumbing; electrical and other functional parts of the boat are located. Don't put a settee so that you cannot get to a critical mechanical/electrical or other part for service without totally removing the settee.
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Old 29-08-2010, 16:05   #17
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I will triple that suggestion to build mock-ups. I did that to build a pilot house using pine 2x2's; 1.25" PVC pipe; and 1/8" plywood for skin. Building each piece and assembling it with sheetrock screws. I could then back away from the boat and look at the angles and relationships of the various components, sawing away a little here or adding a little there to make the whole unit look good and function as to headroom and other factors.
- - But for any cabin design, I strongly suggest incorporating into the design access to sidewalls where plumbing; electrical and other functional parts of the boat are located. Don't put a settee so that you cannot get to a critical mechanical/electrical or other part for service without totally removing the settee.
100% ditto.
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Old 30-08-2010, 06:00   #18
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--- and paint it the colors on your graph-paper. A "pad" right out of the 60's--without the LSD. (Sorry-too many Jose's)

I can call her "The 60's Haze"
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- - But for any cabin design, I strongly suggest incorporating into the design access to sidewalls where plumbing; electrical and other functional parts of the boat are located. Don't put a settee so that you cannot get to a critical mechanical/electrical or other part for service without totally removing the settee.
Thanks for the idea. I am planning on this. After looking at several boats for sale I noticed that getting to their mechanicals was a real pain in the asstrex. So I plan on keeping things, as much as possable, with easy access in mind.
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