It looks like your berths end just past the start of the cockpit lockers, seems like you should be able to install some shallowish lockers under the cockpit locker lids and not affect the quarterberths.. Another option might be to simply put a bulkhead at the end of each quarterberth and create an isolated full depth cockpit accessible storage area. If the bulkhead ends up a few inches into the locker lid that would continue to allow some ventilation of the berths by cracking the lid open a tad... not a bad thing if you're ever in the tropics or on a hot summer night."
Due to aquiring a set of 6 t105's and the process to locate them I have been leaning to closing off the port side quarterberth opening, effectively creating a space for the batteries to reside, well at least 4 at this time, need to see if I can find a creative way arrange them all in there, seems there is the open space but it may not be in area arrangements that work, its on todays list. I was planning on making it more of a sealed hatch as compared to completely blocking it off, allowing me to access it from the cabin if needed. In this side I was going to add a deep drop in locker box as suggested (and tie it into the cockpit draining system). Should leave some space aft of the battery bank to store the storm anchors, some extra lines, maybe even the ladder (would be nice) and definitely takes care of most of my concern on that side... was leaning to the shallow drop in locker for starboard, I like that.. easier to lift out and leaves that space open for not only storage as needed, but Ladies (teh dog) entrance. She's got a huge aft locker space so plenty of room in the boot.
She is pretty minimal in the headliner areas.. Which makes me wonder about working up the battery tiedown frame, some of the level area of the quarterberth is fiberglass and not wood, can see the clear line of material change, I need to add some lengths of 1.5"x1.5" to secure battery straps to, have been reading on methods, and seems guerilla glue is maybe an option? comes recommended for other uses in other threads, or should I do a full 2part epoxy? thoughts?
Per the dinette remodel, its changing as i spend more time making use of the space.. not thinking an entire remodel at this time, just making some changes that would benefit my needs over the current design. as far as resale goes, I am not restoring her, and anything that is well fit and finish would probably do wonders for the resale... at the very least a more modernized version of a classic seaworthy vessel. some form and function. But I do appreciate the advice on being aware of the specs'. Have been stripping the image/layout draft from sailboatdata into layers and importing it into a sketchup adding dimensions and depth, need to get some more precise plans to verify my mock up but am working off the actual measurements of the vessel so feel its pretty close to spec.
Thanks for all the input, its greatly appreciated