Originally Posted by Tom and Maje
Tom and I have decided to get an FP. I'm open to a 4-cabin design that we can make changes to. He's much more focused on a 3-cabin version. I ended up talking with a guy who works for a charter
company that has FPs and he told me that not only are none of the interior
cabins/heads structural, but FP uses the same basic hull
for both 3 and 4 cabin
layouts. He said on the 3-cabin version you can see the rough floor for the 4-cabin version under the sofa.
True, the same 'basic hull' is used for both the 3 & 4 cabin
versions. But there is no 'rough floor' in the 3-cabin version under the sofa. He may be referring to the under floor tabbed bulkheads, but I don't think they are there just to set a head
When converting one to the other, don't mess with the major bulkheads, the ones separating the berth/floor space in the forward cabins. The bulkhead for the aft cabin on the starboard side of the 3-cabin version has been opened-up quite a bit to provide for the 'suite-like' feature. The door at the top of the starboard steps would be easy to replicate. Building the head
in the forward starboard cabin will require a substantial amount of fiberglass/gelcoat/paint work
, but certainly can be done (using flat sheets
and making a floorpan mold).