I tried this thread in G&M and it didn't work too well, so ill try it here.
Ive had to rip out the port settee and pilot berth on my pearson 36 to replace a bulkhead. Ive always thought that a dinette would work out great in that area. Im going to give it a try and see how it works out. I figure if i dont like it, i can rip it all out and build the settee back.
Ive done some measuring and i think there will be enough room. I will have to raise the seat hight from what it was to a little higher to give some leg room for who ever sits close to the hull.
This is the settee/pilot berth that was there before.
Here is as it sits now. That used to be a water tank that was cut open by a PO. Im going to remove it.
We are going to be full time liveaboards again once this is done. Ive got the quarter berth for one kid to sleep in and im putting a pilot berth on the starboard side.