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Old 22-02-2011, 07:20   #1
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Companionway Steps with Storage

I have had great help from the forum so let me throw out my latest idea. the companionway stairs run from the cockpit down to the main cabin sole. what I would like to do is build a cabinet that can hold both the house and start bank and and have a slide out panel for front access to the engine room. So the setps would be shortened and run down to the new box and then a short series of built in steps down to the sole.

Am I crazy or just mount the batteries under the port and aft setee and loose storage space.

My boat is a old Coronado 41 centercockpit.

all ideas welcome.

Similar to what is shown in the new issue of good ole boat Mach/Apr 2011
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Old 22-02-2011, 07:30   #2
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Re: companionway steps with storage

I saw a similar idea on the S/V Vega. They have pictures of them on their website and they are members of this forum.

They can probably help you with more information.

Hope that helps.
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Old 22-02-2011, 08:21   #3
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Re: companionway steps with storage

Actually, that's my idea, as well, because I want the bigger house bank I'm planning to be out of the engine bay and closer to the CE right beneath the mast, so thanks for the tip about the Vega.
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