Been looking at used vessels for our retirement liveaboard
. Since it's to be the 'Home', space is very important. We've been looking at aft cabins in the 44'-52' range, 1987 to 1992ish. Really like the '87s to '89s best, because of the gorgeous teak
interiors. Lots of character, just like buying
the nice, older home and turning it into a show place versus some new cookie-cutter tract home. Anyway, lots of really nice vessels like we want have a lower helm
. And it is sitting right on the cabinet where we want to have a breakfast bar!! So, I'd drop everything into the bottom of the cabinet and mount a nice countertop in it's place, or even take it all out completely and have the extra space for storage
underneath the new breakfast bar. Does anyone out there know someone who's done this? Roughly how much to have it done? I'm pretty handy, I think I could do it myself, but I'd want to ask a professional about stuffing it into the bottom of the cabinet versus disconnecting all of the mechanical and electrical
components completely for total removal
. Would really appreciate any help and suggestions.