Greetings and Welcome to CF..
As to the V-berth.. matbe post some pictures of the problem so we can see what your talking about... lots of us on here are stick and rags folk so we are not overly familiar with your put-put.. but we'll be happy to help if we can..
Enjoy the Dorset coast this summer its got some great places to cruise... you'll be in Poole in no time and thats great for a weekend trip...
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