Originally Posted by MikeinLA
Congratulations on your new boat! The Cat 27 is such a great boat, you're gonna have a ball. I have one idea for you. Go to Yachtworld and search boats 24-29', 1970-1985 and check out the interior
photos for ideas. You'll be amazed at some of the cool things people have done. I remember seeing a Cheoy Lee
28 that was SO cute inside, I wanted to live on it. As far as the frig, is there room for a portable AC/DC Norcold unit? I don't remember the C27 layout that well to know, but it would save you a lot of insulating, wiring
Thanks Mike. I have been
collecting some pictures and I plan on recovering the cushions
I definetly want a Norcold unit, but I think that may be a second season purchase- phew, those are pricey.
Ok, so here's a few quesions ratteling in my head
Since we likely can't afford a Norcold the 1st year, I'm thinking of the Coleman electric
cooler. Any thoughts?
The boat only has two batteries
. (I think) Wouldn't more be better? If I'm understanding it correctly, it's kinda like a trailer- when you're plugged in you have (kinda) unlimited power, but when unplugged, you're limited to what the batteries
hold. Right? And does the motor
charge the batteries?
There is no water on this boat, but there is a sink with a drain in the galley
. It might be nice to be able to wash hands, etc. I'm wondering if the path of least resistance is a small holding tank
and a foot pump
. I want somthing that is uncomplicated and takes up little space. Ideas?
The bulkhead wall is paneled and very ugly. No teak
there, lol. Does anybody know how diffucult it is to cover or replace that? I don't want to take the boat apart, but I'm not sure I want to paint
it either. So far the pictures I've seen of boats with painted bulkheads looked kinda odd, but maybe that was just their color chouce, lol. Hubby was thinking vaneer.
I want to do something with the sole. I've seen some with wood- looked like it was just from the hardware
store- is it ok to glue something to the floor? I'm also thinking about carpet too, since we have dogs and they might appreciate the traction.
Ok, I think that's enough for now, he he.