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09-29-2010 11:20 PM
mitiempo Baskets are one possibility. But I think a divider or 2 might help as well as the space is 60" x 18" and varies in depth from 6" to 16".
09-29-2010 11:10 PM
Classic30
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My starboard settee back is hinged for access, with plywood backing the cushion. Problem is the hinges are at the top and I'm changing them to the bottom, I am also going to divide the space somehow as right now it is undivided from one end to the other.
Brian, rather than divide the space, have you thought of using baskets or sealed containers (cheap cane ones or clear lunch boxes from the supermarket) instead?

Using a series of baskets for the entire length works the same way as more permanent dividers, but allows a bit more flexibility if you have different sized items to stow - and you can pull the whole basket out to find small items that would be left to roll around otherwise...
09-29-2010 11:03 PM
mitiempo My starboard settee back is hinged for access, with plywood backing the cushion. Problem is the hinges are at the top and I'm changing them to the bottom, I am also going to divide the space somehow as right now it is undivided from one end to the other.
09-29-2010 09:52 PM
tdw Cameron, I think I'd like the openings to be larger. Simply three rectalinear openings , hinged at the bottom, latched at the top.

On Raven, that space is open below seat level. If I could get into it, I'd rerun all the cables that go through the lockers into the bottom cavity, put a false top over that, and then have a three section stowage space.
09-29-2010 09:20 PM
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I reckon the idea of two of three openings, hinged at the bottom and with good solid latches is the way to go, rather than just the one.
You mean - like this?!? With the exception of the '50s paint-job, it works well!..

Attachment 6548

The shelves (x 2) are full-length and lined, with no stupid dividers to frustrate you when trying to get to that tin that has got itself wedged in somehow behind the seatback and just out of arms reach...

The snaps you see hold the seatback cushions in place as additional prevention for anything coming adrift - although I've not ever needed it yet.
09-29-2010 08:26 PM
tdw I like the idea of the door incorporated into the cushion, provided of course you have some pretty solid latches. On Raven our settee backs double as cockpit cushions. (Very clever of Mr Van de Stadt's menials to design that into her). Plywood insert would make them harder to move about.

Me I think pilot berths are a waste of space in small boats. Give me the storage space and I'll make do with a lee cloth on the settees.

I reckon the idea of two of three openings, hinged at the bottom and with good solid latches is the way to go, rather than just the one.
09-29-2010 07:18 PM
Jeff_H Synergy has these lockers behind the seat on either side of the boat. They are great for can goods and spare parts. Here you can see the portside with the seaberth cushions and seat backs off and a bunch of stuff hung from the grab rails to dry.



Below is the starboard side with the seatbacks in place:



On Synergy there is a high sill on these lockers which keep things in place. They are quite deep since there is a seaberth above them. I have considered taking the starboard seaberth and converting it to locker with doors.

There is always and issue with how big the opening to these lockers should be. If the openings are small enough, then things will stay in the locker without doors in all but the worst knockdown. That is handy since you don't have a door to deal with, but offshore, it could be dangerous as heavy objects take leave of their bin. On some boats, the seatback has plywood inside the cushion that is held by hinges and acts as a door to keep things from flying about the cabin. That is something I have considered adding on Synergy if I take her offshore.

Jeff
09-29-2010 07:04 PM
hellosailor They dressed it up very neatly, but a lot of boats are built with accesible storage behind the settee backs. Often the backs are attached to the hull side large snaps, so you simply unsnap them to access the stowage. A handy place for spares, emergency tiller, cordage, extra life vests...
09-29-2010 06:02 PM
tdw We have the storage space behind the settee berths however there is only one opening and a small one at that. Too many others things to do before we get to it but I'd like to have a single drop down settee back as per that GOB article.
09-29-2010 12:00 PM
mitiempo Open space is not expensive to build, storage is.
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