V-berth cabinets installed.

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V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby Red Fury on Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:47 pm

I posted this mod a little while ago on the TugNuts facebook page. I am just now getting around to adding pictures to the forum here. This mod has greatly increased the functionality of our clothing storage (two adults and two kids). We are no longer living out of gym bags while cruising. The admiral is quite pleased. ImageImage
You can see more pictures in our album under Red Fury.
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby Red Raven on Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:59 pm

Bryan,

Very nice job! How is it attached to the boat?

Curt
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby baz on Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:15 pm

That mod is absolutely awesome..... well done. Is your R27 a Classic or Outboard model ?
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby Red Fury on Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:25 pm

Curt, it is attached in serveal places (port and Starboard) to the bottom shelf behind the coaming pads. The first sections (port and starboard) against the bulkheads are single units that are overlapped by the remaining main bodies past the secondary bulkheads that stick down from above. both of these units (the single and mains) are secured with a single threaded bolt through the secondary bulkhead from inside the cabinets. The rest is secured via pressure fitting from the forward cabinet at the bow.
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby Red Fury on Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:25 pm

Baz, it is a 2017 R27 Classic.
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby Red Raven on Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:39 pm

Red Fury wrote:Curt, it is attached in serveal places (port and Starboard) to the bottom shelf behind the coaming pads. The first sections (port and starboard) against the bulkheads are single units that are overlapped by the remaining main bodies past the secondary bulkheads that stick down from above. both of these units (the single and mains) are secured with a single threaded bolt through the secondary bulkhead from inside the cabinets. The rest is secured via pressure fitting from the forward cabinet at the bow.


OK, I think I get it now. The cabinets extend all the way down to the liner behind the removeable coaming pads. The hole in the floor of each shelf is there to pull up the shelf floor to access the space beneath? Is that correct?

Curt
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby PACA1953 on Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:47 pm

Red Fury wrote:I posted this mod a little while ago on the TugNuts facebook page. I am just now getting around to adding pictures to the forum here. This mod has greatly increased the functionality of our clothing storage (two adults and two kids). We are no longer living out of gym bags while cruising. The admiral is quite pleased. ImageImage
You can see more pictures in our album under Red Fury.

This the kind of stuff that absolutely amazes me and kinda scares me at the same time. Such talent as this I do not have. I am really impressed with this quality job.
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby NorthernFocus on Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:49 pm

Can't let my bride see this one.... :shock:
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby Red Fury on Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:01 pm

Curt, you are correct. All of the space behind and above the bolsters is usable.
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby Red Raven on Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:04 pm

Red Fury wrote:Curt, you are correct. All of the space behind and above the bolsters is usable.


Thanks. Would have helped if I had looked at the other photos in your album first! :shock:
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby baz on Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:07 pm

Now that Bryan has done this for the R27 (Classic) I wonder if he has templates for the various panels for others to copy. It's the curved shapes for the hull sides and overall curvature of the hull longitudinal dimension that is obviously a challenger to get right.

I'm quite good at carpentry and will look at doing something like this for my new R29 CB.... and if I do I would offer any templates for the fixtures to others.

The R29 does have 2x portholes on port and starboard sides and does have more storage places than does the R27 Classic. However, adding some extra storage spaces, as done by Bryan, carefully without adding too much cluttering would improve things for sure. I like that Bryan's solution provides cubby holes with hinged door panel to stop stored items from flying around uncontrollably when in rough waters.

Bryan, are the panel doors latch mechanically or with magnets ? A mechanical latch would be better otherwise the magnetic strength maybe insufficient if the going gets rough and objects hit up against the inside of the paneled doors. You don't want 1st Mate to have to dodge flying objects, right ? :lol:
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby Red Fury on Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:21 pm

Baz, I do not have templates..... but is can easily be disassembled for a robust duplication project. I'm afraid that each individual install maybe too unique to mass produce this. It may work for late model 27 Classics - I would have to see if it fits easily in other boats. As for the latches - yes they are magnetic. We only put clothing, books and such in these cabinets so not much danger of shifting weight or flying objects. These have been in for over a year now and a full cruising season with towing over several thousand miles - no accidental openings yet. The magnets are quite strong.
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby jagizzi on Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:32 pm

Wow, that is a nice one ;-) I love that mod and can see it working in any of our boats with a custom set of ribs. Hmm, may have to consider this this coming winter. Already overloaded for this year.
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby scross on Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:02 pm

I am in awe! The photos in your album make the project look doable for even the challenged craftsman like myself.....
Sadly, I believe the RT-25 Classic v-berth has almost an identical amount of room for these cabinets. Looks like it's next winters project for me! And just when I thought the 2020 winter's Our Journey project list was going to be short from all the work being finished this winter!
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Re: V-berth cabinets installed.

Postby Shangie on Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:56 pm

Wow again!!! Our boat is too small to copy this but if we could we would. Beautiful.
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