How about something that folds down over the sink and stove
? That would be convenient to the cockpit
I think traditional nav stations are mostly wasted space on typical cruising boats. I've rarely used any of mine. Who's going to have an assigned Nav/radio person sit at a nav station inside?
For planning, I prefer to use the larger saloon
table. For on the go navigation
, I usually need the chart or guidebook where I can refrence it form the helm
. I'd much rather have the VHF
just inside the companionway hatch
where it can be heard and accessed from inside and out. Removing my VHF
from the nav station is on my project
list. (though I may add a second instead).