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Building bulkhead mounted table

I own an Ontario 32. It currently has a folding table in the center of the salon.
I'm trying to create more space in general but have some concerns with the new distribution of weight.
If I proceed to replace the folding table with a bulkhead table will it make that much difference?
The tables should weigh roughly the same but when not in use the new table will sit that much higher.

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Re: Building bulkhead mounted table

The bulkhead mounted table on my Cal 2-27 folds up against a set of shelves; sort of a shallow table-sized cabinet). So It does provide some storage. But your concern about shifting the weight up is something I have also worried about. I avoid storing anything heavy (bottles of wine, cans of soup, et cetera) in it for just that reason. The only things I keep there are some board games, a couple of candle lanterns, my plotting do-dads, and some extra plastic drinking glasses.

Funny thing is, I've been toying with the idea of the opposite switch, going from the bulkhead mounted table to a folding table for other reasons. But, the weight distribution considerations might be an added bonus.
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Re: Building bulkhead mounted table

I doubt that you'll notice anything significant on an Ontario 32..

I checked out the few in YW.. they all have fixed tables and heaters on the bulkhead where a table would have to go. Interestingly this one:

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has the table mounted considerably more off center to port than the other two. Maybe an alternate solution? Often there's a problem with a folding bulkhead table making it long enough, or stable enough if you make it multi-fold.
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Re: Building bulkhead mounted table

Thanks for your response Slow but Steady. Interesting, you are considering the opposite! I only recently purchased my boat and although I love it, I do see the benefit, like the Island Packet of having the extra space provided by having the bulkhead table.
This has been a design feature with the packet, I believe since inception. So there must be some distribution compensation.
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Re: Building bulkhead mounted table

Thank you Faster.
My table is in exactly the same position. The heater is a solid fuel burning stove i would have to lose.( I would have to replace it of coarse )..Ontario can breed some cool weather from time to time. The existing table measures 40 inches more or less and there is just enough room to mount the same dimension to clear the cabin top.
Oh and thank you for mentioning the stability, I will build a prototype prior to installation to ensure it's not going to be a disappointment
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Thank you Faster.
My table is in exactly the same position. The heater is a solid fuel burning stove i would have to lose.( I would have to replace it of coarse )..Ontario can breed some cool weather from time to time. The existing table measures 40 inches more or less and there is just enough room to mount the same dimension to clear the cabin top.
Oh and thank you for mentioning the stability, I will build a prototype prior to installation to ensure it's not going to be a disappointment
Don't forget that that 40" is now going to start at the bulkhead rather than the existing location, and you'll lose the area taken up by the mast. If it's just the two of you most of the time that's probably not going to be an issue.. it may be if/when feeding a small crowd.

Also it's going to take a fancy hinge, I reckon, to get a full 40" long table to fold out at a comfortable sitting height.. do you really have 40" to the overhead from the existing table's plane?
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Re: Building bulkhead mounted table

Actually with a level in hand i measured 41 1/8, so there is some room for error.
Having said that the mast did obstruct a clean line of design, so some thought will have to take place.
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Actually with a level in hand i measured 41 1/8, so there is some room for error.
Having said that the mast did obstruct a clean line of design, so some thought will have to take place.
Oh.. that sounds good then, I'd have guessed less.

I suppose another plus of moving that 40" ten to twelve inches forward will give more move-around room aft of the table...
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Re: Building bulkhead mounted table

Thanks Faster for all your insight!!
Sometimes my enthusiasm over rides sensibility,so I'll be sure to post my success or failure.

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