martha green wheelhouse

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by old cop, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. old cop
    Joined: Jun 2011
    Posts: 5
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: maine

    old cop Junior Member

    I am building a Atkins Matha Green, am wondering if anyone has any thoughts on raising the wheel house 5 inch's. The height now is 5'11" and I am 6'5"!!
    I am in hopes that the extra 6 inch's will not change the looks too much, any thoughts?
     
  2. Tad
    Joined: Mar 2002
    Posts: 2,308
    Likes: 192, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 2281
    Location: Flattop Islands

    Tad Boat Designer

    Five inches is huge appearance wise. The pilothouse will look like a phone booth.....

    First you can cold-mold the cabin top and eliminate the beams, that will gain a couple of inches. Then put another inch or two of crown in both housetops. Then I would build a comfortable seat and live with it.....if you want to stand up go on deck.........:D

    If you do raise it any I would add a bit of length as well, probably forward over the trunk. This will reduce the phone booth appearance......But you must be careful not to overdo it and have her come out looking top heavy....
     
  3. old cop
    Joined: Jun 2011
    Posts: 5
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: maine

    old cop Junior Member

    thank you Tad, those where some of my concerns, I am really thinking that I will just live with it, I am used to ducking anyways. All of my other boats, had nice seating so maybe i will just concentrate on that aspect rather than changing the looks too much.....tks again....
     
  4. daiquiri
    Joined: May 2004
    Posts: 5,373
    Likes: 254, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 3380
    Location: Italy (Garda Lake) and Croatia (Istria)

    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    Phone booth... LOL Tad! :D

    Imho, perhaps it's not that bad as it might seem at first glance. I've taken the pic of Marta Green from here: http://www.boat-links.com/Atkinco/Cruisers/MarthaGreen.html
    and scaled it to 24 ft with AutoCAD. Then I've measured 10 in. and the result is that it corresponds approximately to the diameter of that search light on her roof.

    So, if you take the wheelhouse and stretch it upwards by that amount, the result is:
    - before: Martha G before.gif

    - after: Martha G after.gif

    Now, it's all a matter of personal preference (of course) but it doesn't look too unusual nor overly bad to me...

    Cheers!
     
  5. old cop
    Joined: Jun 2011
    Posts: 5
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: maine

    old cop Junior Member

    mG wheelhouse

    I have been thinking I might bring the rear of the wheelhouse back about 6 inch's as well. Maybe this would help balance the look out?? tks.O Cop
     
  6. daiquiri
    Joined: May 2004
    Posts: 5,373
    Likes: 254, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 3380
    Location: Italy (Garda Lake) and Croatia (Istria)

    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    Yes, it might help imho. As soon as I'm done with a job I have to finish here, I'll try to distort the pic of the wheelhouse, to simulate the result.
    Cheers
     
  7. old cop
    Joined: Jun 2011
    Posts: 5
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: maine

    old cop Junior Member

    that would be great.....thanks...I will look forward to it...
     
  8. daiquiri
    Joined: May 2004
    Posts: 5,373
    Likes: 254, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 3380
    Location: Italy (Garda Lake) and Croatia (Istria)

    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    Ok, something like this: View attachment 58471

    It's a quick and a pretty primitive photoshop job, but should be enough to let you imagine what it might look like.

    Cheers!
     

    Attached Files:

  9. old cop
    Joined: Jun 2011
    Posts: 5
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: maine

    old cop Junior Member

    I dont think it looks too bad.....certainly I will be studying this for a bit.....than you very much for you help....
     
  10. daiquiri
    Joined: May 2004
    Posts: 5,373
    Likes: 254, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 3380
    Location: Italy (Garda Lake) and Croatia (Istria)

    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    I have updated the attachment, check it out again.

    The beauty is in the eye of the beholder... And I agree with you. ;)

    Cheers
     
  11. Tad
    Joined: Mar 2002
    Posts: 2,308
    Likes: 192, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 2281
    Location: Flattop Islands

    Tad Boat Designer

    This is 4" taller, 3" longer aft, and 6" longer forward....

    ModMgreen.jpg
     
  12. daiquiri
    Joined: May 2004
    Posts: 5,373
    Likes: 254, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 3380
    Location: Italy (Garda Lake) and Croatia (Istria)

    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    It does look better proportioned, no doubt. And I agree with you that the useless deck mast should become a roof mast for lights and antenna.
     

  13. thudpucker
    Joined: Jul 2007
    Posts: 885
    Likes: 31, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 453
    Location: Al.

    thudpucker Senior Member

    I thought all pilot houses were supposed to make you duck and stoop :)
    All my boats have been like that.
    That low roof is a handy place for 'things' you want in easy reach.
    Better to stick with the one that hits you in the forehead! :)
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.