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PSC 34 Saloon Table

In August I spent 15 days on Belle Voile, sailing up to the North Channel (didn't quite make it, but that's a different story, fresh water pump failure). It was my first time spending that much time on the boat and it was a great trip.

I discovered that the current wall mounted saloon table is very unsatisfactory, at least for my tastes. The PO had removed the original deck mounted table (traded another PSC owner) and replaced it with a PS built bulkhead mounted table. Does anyone have a deck mounted table that would like to trade?

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Re: PSC 34 Saloon Table

Hey elllowb: Interesting post. Unfortunately I do not have a deck mounted table to trade.

I thought that all PSC 34's had bulkhead mounted tables until I was recently aboard Irish Eyes. I think that I prefer the bulkhead mounted table. However, I have removed the folding leaf which has made it more useful and convenient.

Good luck with your search.

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Re: PSC 34 Saloon Table

Before we bought Irish Eyes, we looked at several other PSC34s and talked with a dealer about having a new one made. We saw boats with the bulkhead mounted fold down dinette table and boats with the fixed table in the the saloon. The fold down table in its up position gives a open saloon with better access to the fuel tank and with room for a dance party. But, it is also more fragile and a bit complicated. The fixed table adds two additional hand holds at each end of the table and cuts in half the distance that one falls when thrown from one side of the saloon to the other. But, it clutters the saloon, makes access to the fuel tank difficult, and with the starboard leaf up makes it difficult to visit the head during a party. For a new boat in 2004 my price list shows the two options to have the same cost.

"Bulkhead mounted dinette table (option Ilos).........................n/c____ "

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Re: PSC 34 Saloon Table

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Hey elllowb: Interesting post. Unfortunately I do not have a deck mounted table to trade.

I thought that all PSC 34's had bulkhead mounted tables until I was recently aboard Irish Eyes. I think that I prefer the bulkhead mounted table. However, I have removed the folding leaf which has made it more useful and convenient.

Good luck with your search.

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That's a good idea Charlie. I may try removing the folding leaf. That's one of the problems that I found is that there is no mechanism keep the hinge from folding when the table is open. Coupled with the fact that the legs on my table only have pins that hold them into the bottom of the table. It's very easy for them to fall out and possibly have a collapse. I could figure out a way to make the system more stable, but my preference would be to go back to the deck mounted system.

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Re: PSC 34 Saloon Table

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Before we bought Irish Eyes, we looked at several other PSC34s and talked with a dealer about having a new one made. We saw boats with the bulkhead mounted fold down dinette table and boats with the fixed table in the the saloon. The fold down table in its up position gives a open saloon with better access to the fuel tank and with room for a dance party. But, it is also more fragile and a bit complicated. The fixed table adds two additional hand holds at each end of the table and cuts in half the distance that one falls when thrown from one side of the saloon to the other. But, it clutters the saloon, makes access to the fuel tank difficult, and with the starboard leaf up makes it difficult to visit the head during a party. For a new boat in 2004 my price list shows the two options to have the same cost.

"Bulkhead mounted dinette table (option Ilos).........................n/c____ "

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LOL, that's exactly what I say about the bulkhead mounted table, "it's great if you wanted to hold a dance in the main saloon, but I don't want to have a dance party there."

Your points about the trade-offs are on the money.

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