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DIY Cockpit Table Help?

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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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I would step outside the sailboat box and look to woodworkers, furniture repair, or just furniture. Maybe find some sailboats that have them as stock parts. I had a Dufour that had one, but I don't remember, other than one end of top flat part of table connected at one end and a folding leg that came down at other end.
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2 hinges clamped or bolted to the pedestal guard, screwed to a flat board, and a prop stick with a bungee to keep the board pressure down on the prop stick. do it in mahogany or other nice wood it will rival that which costs hundreds.

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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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-J
About two years ago, I think, there was a thread entitled "low buck projects". I'm pretty certain someone built a table for under $100 and posted pics there.
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Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Link above is probably what you're thinking of. You're welcome to use mine as a model if you wish, or I can take photos and measurements.

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Thanks everyone!

mgmhead, I might end up taking you up on that. It might just be easier to copy one than try to come up with something original.

On a different subject, I can't wait until we get the boat in the water!
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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.

I built one two years ago for our boat, but our cockpit is smaller and our pedestal design precluded using any of the traditional methods.

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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.

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This is not a DIY solution and not teak, but they work, are cheap and almost maintenance free.
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Faster, would you post a link to that nifty support you used. I recollect thinking that it was a good way to skin a cat when I saw yours, then promptly forgot about it when I saw something shiney somewhere else.

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