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    Default Cuddy cabin fitout

    As some of you know I am downsizing to a Hartley TS16 this year. So I am wondering how to maximise the cabin space. I plan is to be able to spend several days on board from time to time, so I want to be able to eat, sleep and discretely excrete without too much bother.
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    I know it's common to utilize the cockpit as the galley and I figure it would not be hard to build in lockers for a small stove and maybe a washing up bowl.
    Anyway open to ideas.
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Are you interested in modifying the cuddy significantly? If so, the first thing that comes to mind is to remove one half of the V-berth if you are solo cruising.
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Quote Originally Posted by cluttonfred View Post
    Are you interested in modifying the cuddy significantly? If so, the first thing that comes to mind is to remove one half of the V-berth if you are solo cruising.
    I will need to keep the two up option. I now have photos of the boat which is handy.
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    As I will be converting the rig to JR the compression post will go.
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    more junk rig shenanigans.
    Im looking forward to this.
    Where will the mast take root?
    Tabernacle?
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Poulsen View Post
    more junk rig shenanigans.
    Im looking forward to this.
    Where will the mast take root?
    Tabernacle?
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    Sleeved just forward of the cabin. The mast will be 80mm x 3mm alloy tube, so it should light enough to man handle for raising and lowering.
    Last edited by WX; 02-14-2021 at 05:20 AM.
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Seems like the cockpit is a very large portion of the boat. Assuming you want to keep the cockpit in original form I wonder if you are considering some kind of boom tent?

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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Depending on how much work you contemplate: Adding a foot or so to the aft end of the cabin could be useful. Going further, maybe raising the foredeck and fitting a hatch for handling the anchor? Prob have space difficulties around the new mast position with that.

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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Wx, what type of Junkrig will you use? I am building a split junk sail now. Frank
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Quote Originally Posted by FF View Post
    Wx, what type of Junkrig will you use? I am building a split junk sail now. Frank
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    Standard Arne cambered panel fan.
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post
    Depending on how much work you contemplate: Adding a foot or so to the aft end of the cabin could be useful. Going further, maybe raising the foredeck and fitting a hatch for handling the anchor? Prob have space difficulties around the new mast position with that.
    The new mast is only 80mm diameter but a forehatch would be good. I just noticed the boat I'm getting doesn't have one.
    Adding a foot to the cabin is an option, I think the cockpit is capable of seating 6 people. I think 4 is plenty.
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Seems like the cockpit is a very large portion of the boat. Assuming you want to keep the cockpit in original form I wonder if you are considering some kind of boom tent?
    A form of cockpit tent definitely. One reason for the large cockpit is it can double as sleeping space for 2 people.
    Last edited by WX; 02-14-2021 at 03:54 PM. Reason: Added text.
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    What are you doing to support the mast? Reinforcing that cabin top and sidedecks is going to eat up a chunk of space.
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    What are you doing to support the mast? Reinforcing that cabin top and sidedecks is going to eat up a chunk of space.
    Mast steps onto the keelson.
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    I'd be inclined to cut the cabin back to make it shorter. More like the scamp or long steps cuddies. My recollection of thwe cabin was it was fairly cramped in height, but heaps of space under the foredeck

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagos View Post
    I'd be inclined to cut the cabin back to make it shorter. More like the scamp or long steps cuddies. My recollection of thwe cabin was it was fairly cramped in height, but heaps of space under the foredeck
    Hmmm, no. I'm 68 and I want some comfort.
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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Thinking again about lengthening the cabin. If one cut down the existing one, retaining the lower bit for structural rigidity, the new one could be canted slightly forward above deck (looks) and room found for a small galley and potty opposite, possibly a washing up bowl over the potty, which would slide out.
    Faced with a similar size cabin, but no plate case, I am fabricating a little 'composting' head to tuck under the bridge deck.

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    Default Re: Cuddy cabin fitout

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post
    Thinking again about lengthening the cabin. If one cut down the existing one, retaining the lower bit for structural rigidity, the new one could be canted slightly forward above deck (looks) and room found for a small galley and potty opposite, possibly a washing up bowl over the potty, which would slide out.
    Faced with a similar size cabin, but no plate case, I am fabricating a little 'composting' head to tuck under the bridge deck.
    Yes, but I would be more tempted to bring the aft end a bit further aft to allow for the galley and potty either side of the aft bulkhead. Maybe the potty could slide back under the cockpit seat out of the way?
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    Gary
    I was thinking af a new bulkhead further aft, as you are, leaving some of the existing one for stiffness. 40cm would allow for both 'useful' items and canting the top half forward would make it less bulky. Inside, I doubt that the canting would be a problem, as likely you will be sitting on the berth ends, apart from the 'throne' were one tends to lean forward anyway. Since I have the height, my potty will be a total of 40cm high, 40 long and 35 wide. Classic Porta Pottys come in 35 high, min.IIRR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post
    Gary
    I was thinking af a new bulkhead further aft, as you are, leaving some of the existing one for stiffness. 40cm would allow for both 'useful' items and canting the top half forward would make it less bulky. Inside, I doubt that the canting would be a problem, as likely you will be sitting on the berth ends, apart from the 'throne' were one tends to lean forward anyway. Since I have the height, my potty will be a total of 40cm high, 40 long and 35 wide. Classic Porta Pottys come in 35 high, min.IIRR
    We are in accord.
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