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Old 02-16-2008   #1
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E29 - Head Redesign

I own a 1971 Ericson 29 that, overall, I am very happy with. There is one area of the design I am less than thrilled with.

The miniscule head is to starboard while a hard to reach storage closet is to port. Behind this to port is a shelf and part of a seat that runs behind the closet. The head is tiny, I am 6 foot 2 and it is hard to reach. I have to contort myself to reach the storage closet and the bench behind is never used. There is nowhere for legs. I am sure it is meant to allow another berth but not much use in my typical day sailing.

Please comment on my plan.
- Move the head to port, this is the big part. Cut out the bench and then install bulkheads to section off that entire area to make a full size head. Room for the potti and possible a small sink. Definitely room for a small storage closet for potti related gear.
- What was the head now becomes a storage area. Would make it an open front with shelves on which would be tupperware containers that can slide out and be removed. Labels on the front of each to know what is in each.

I lost a questionable berth but gain a much more comfortable head and better storage. With this I still have berths for 4. I am rewiring the boat now also so want to do this all at once.

You will regret the things you did not do, more than the things you did.

Get out there!

Saco Bay, Maine
2001 Beneteau Oceanis 361
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