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Oday 25 table
I found a nice solution for a table for my Oday 25. I made a full size mahogany table, hinged in the middle with a fold out leg. It has a piece of aluminum angle on the port forward edge underside (angle points down) that drops into a pocket bolted to the bulkhead to secure it in place. This replaces a hinge on the traditional designs, since the low coachroof would make for a short table. The fold-down leg holds up the aft end). The table is the full length of the settee. To this point, it is the standard bulkhead-mounted design, less the hinge mounting it to the bulkhead. To stow the table, I remove it, fold it in half and bungie it behind the port settee. It works very well, never gets in the way and offers plenty of space. A sliding wood "bolt" and hinged leg support the starboard side when it is folded out.
I have seen alternative designs that store the table against the bulkhead, but I didn't want to use that space for something I could easily stow elsewhere.