Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: S/V Waltzing Matilda, Port Ludlow, WA (NW Puget Sound)
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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
My cabin is basically the same, forward of the mast the "vertical clearance" (not enough to say headroom)gets pretty tight, standing all the way forward on the cabin sole under the deck hatch, deck level is at waist height. Forward of the mast is used for the head (cabin trunk extending 1' in front of mast gives sitting head room on head), storage, work space, an extra bunk. Main cabin: the bunk on the stb side (which pulled out to 18" w/2" cushion) was replaced with a coffee table and ice box. Bunk on port side works as single bunk (which allows hammock) or pulls out to mast to be double. Galley counter now also uses the space behind the companionway steps...total galley is 16sqft of tongue and groove cumaroo, 4 sqft 3" thick birch and apitung cutting block and several small pieces of counter giving a total counter area of around 20sqft, two burner stove/oven and double sink...because of the 18" nav deck the galley only takes up 2 1/2' of cabin. Headroom under companionway hatch is 6'2" (24"X30"), under cold molded cabin top (no deck ribs) 5'8", under midship hatch 6'4" (24"x34"). Accommodations were low on the priority list and the boat was built and commissioned to be a single hander. Because of the huge lazarette, large amount of space dedicated to quarter deck and cockpit (and the fact that bottom of cockpit lockers only goes down as far as the bottom of the cockpit. Extending the combing back to the transom and raisng the quarter deck to make a subtle aft cabin that extends under the cockpit is not only feasible, but practical as well (and with the 7" bulwarks and being an extension of the combing it would have little effect cosmetically).
As far as the cabin trunk....my boat has a beautiful shear and the cabin top follows that, a nice touch. Atkin liked wide side decks so made the trunk a bit narrower than I would have liked 52" wide trunk (at the widest) w/27" side decks, if the side decks were a couple of inches narrower you wouldn't notice it, at least as not as much as you would below decks
Last edited by wolfenzee; 06-14-2013 at 12:51 PM.