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Hi all,
Our Sabre 34 doesn't have a cockpit table. We've had the boat two years, and this was pretty low on the list. However, we really miss it at anchor. So far, I just cannot bring myself to spend $600-1000 on a new table.

In searching, I've found folks who've used tables that stow away, but that's not what we want. We want a traditional folding table. I've read about some who've made new ones, but often they were based on an original that needed replacement. We don't have one of those.

Does anyone know of any instructions, or perhaps a site where someone has documented their work, that might provide enough info for us to build one ourselves? Without a model to copy, I'm really not sure where to start.

By the way, I searched sailnet, but couldn't find much on this topic, so if I missed a great thread, please feel free to refer me to that one!

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So here are links to a couple of table threads on the EY site:
Cockpit Table using Starboard(tm) material - EY.o Information Exchange
Cockpit Table - EY.o Information Exchange

I admit to being partial to the one with no brace beneath to bump knees against.

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That second link - with no brace - is the most brilliantly simple and elegant solution I have seen! Thanks for posting it.
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Get this month's issue of Good Old Boat- there is an article on building a folding cockpit table from scratch using thrift shop materials...
bljones, I'll check it out. I do receive Good Old Boat already--perhaps I missed the article. Is it March or April?

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We built one out of 'Seaboard' (aka Starboard), with recessed hinges and a nifty folding support for less than $100... can get some pictures if you like.
Faster, pictures would be great, if it's not too much trouble. Thanks for the offer!

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Sabre's are way classy boats and deserve the best!
So here are links to a couple of table threads on the EY site:
Cockpit Table using Starboard(tm) material - EY.o Information Exchange
Cockpit Table - EY.o Information Exchange

I admit to being partial to the one with no brace beneath to bump knees against.

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That second link is awesome. Thanks!

Doesn't look too complicated to build. I would make the connections to the pedestal bars adjustable so I could slide the whole thing up and down to adjust the height. I would also add an optional folding brace under the board just in case I need additional support.

This one is definitely going into my project list.

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bljones, I'll check it out. I do receive Good Old Boat already--perhaps I missed the article. Is it March or April?
It is the March/April issue. The article starts on page 44.

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It is the March/April issue. The article starts on page 44.
Oh yes, just looked at the issue, and yes I recall now. I'd like to opt for something without a leg (like Edson or the locking bracket type or even the version from the EY site), but this is helpful. Thanks again!

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Try this sketch.
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I have been meaning to build one too, but it keeps getting superceded.
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Sorry. go to that site and look in do it yourself on the left hand side. about 6 down the page that opens is the sketch I meant to send.
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Sorry. go to that site and look in do it yourself on the left hand side. about 6 down the page that opens is the sketch I meant to send.
Hey very cool! Even if we make changes, the sketches help a lot.

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I had a thought the other day for a cockpit table. On my boat there is a cutout in the v-berth where the door swings (or were the porta-potty goes on some smaller boats). I thought maybe a piece of wood in that spot used to support a cushion for the v-berth could double as a cockpit table.
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