Willallison: Option 1 - Contours
Preliminary specs are as follows:
Transom deadrise 12.5 degrees
Midship 23 degrees
@ stn#2 54 degrees
Displacement 1385 kg
As previously stated, I like a plumb bow - longer LWL, more interior volume - and I think they look cool!
Anchor lock up front (I'd have a remote operation anchor winch too) I haven't drawn it but I'd also have a bowsprit with the anchor permanently mounted on a self launcher. This also aids disemarking from the bow. I rather like the idea of a fold down ladder from under the sprit too, so you can beach the bow and step off....
V berths are 2 metres long with storage under. An infill creates a large double. A hatch up front provides easy access to the bow / anchor (not drawn). Removal of the centre section of cushions means you wont walk all over them with wet feet. Headroom in the fwd cabin is 2m.
Stbd side, aft of the berth is the head. Headroom here is slightly restricted (about 1.7m) but adequate. The shower is integral.
Port side, opposite the loo - In the drawing I have shown a tunnel berth with the aft section running back under the galley, creating 3 permanent berths. There would be storage under this berth. An alternative would be to replace it with a storage cabinet - a hanging locker and draws.
Up into the cockpit, a double helm seat is located stbd, the back of which flips forward to create the aft facing 1/2 of the dinette. The table drops to create another berth. The fridge is located beneath the helm seat, a 'wet' locker in the back support of the fwd facing dinette seat and stowage in its base and in the raised floor under the table. The raised floor at the helm in the hardtop model, allows the driver to stand up and poke his head out through a hatch above. A second, larger sliding hatch or canvas sunroof could be incorporated for those who desire it.
On the port side is another fwd facing seat. this flips fwd to create additional bench space for the galley which is located immediately aft of it. The gas water heater is located under the counter at the rear of the galley, with its 'chimney' running up through the radar arch support. The gas bottle I have located in its own externally vented locker, under the aft bench seat.
Twin transom doors provide access to the boarding platform, which surrounds the outboard, giving excellent access for servicing etc. The centre section of the platform lifts with the motor when it is tilted.
As the entire cockpit is raised, it is self draining. It also provides an extraordinary amount of under-floor storage and allows the location of fuel and water tanks at the LCB so they don't effect trim.
Side decks are 250mm wide. providing a reasonable compromise between safe bow access and interior space.
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