Re: can i make more living room on my boat?
Thanks. The "nest", as we have dubbed it does work nicely for us.
Just to clarify and expand a bit:
I may have given the impression it's a face-to-face dinette. We have a C-shaped dinette to port with shelves above and behind with a settee and pilot berth to starboard. But with only 10' beam, the whole area available for this setup is about 38"X 72" resulting in the seats in the dinette being very narrow and not very comfortable for extended periods of sitting. We don't miss it as a dinette given the way we use the boat. The same setup would be worth considering for a face-to face dinette. The nice thing is you can try it for it's potential comfort and storage advantages without making any structural changes to the boat.
I did take the removable tubular aluminum table pedestal off the boat this year and am about to remove the pedestal receiver hardware from the cabin sole and underside of the table to make the storage area more obstruction-free, but those can be put back in minutes . . . just a few hefty screws.
1973 Paceship Chance 32/28 "Westwind"