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V Berth Install

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Created by valo A week ago, 14 Mar 2019
valo
NSW, 248 posts
14 Mar 2019 2:02PM
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I have changed my mind about buying a bigger boat (MAYBE) and now want to (MAYBE) build a V Berth in my Endeavour 26.
There is nothing there at the moment.
Is there anywhere that I can get ideas and construction techniques.
I know how to do all the tasks. Glassing, carpentry, etc. just need to know the best way to proceed.

Thanks.

cazou34
NSW, 109 posts
14 Mar 2019 3:24PM
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was in the same position a few months ago for my triton 24. here is what I did.








cazou34
NSW, 109 posts
14 Mar 2019 3:40PM
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I am no expert, there is probably better way to do it?. hope it helps


valo
NSW, 248 posts
14 Mar 2019 4:16PM
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Thanks Cruzo.
Gives me something to start with.
Good idea putting something flexible between the hull and the glassed in panels. Just like an expansion joint in concrete.
Much appreciated.

nswsailor
NSW, 1175 posts
14 Mar 2019 8:46PM
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Just run the longitude panels all the way to the bow with that single cross wise bulkhead between them [last photo].
This is how it's done in Top Hats. There are four panels, one each side small one in front centre and and one in rear.




valo
NSW, 248 posts
14 Mar 2019 9:24PM
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valo said..
Thanks Cruzo.
Gives me something to start with.
Good idea putting something flexible between the hull and the glassed in panels. Just like an expansion joint in concrete.
Much appreciated.


Sorry Cazou.
Damn auto correct.

valo
NSW, 248 posts
14 Mar 2019 9:35PM
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nswsailor said..
Just run the longitude panels all the way to the bow with that single cross wise bulkhead between them [last photo].
This is how it's done in Top Hats. There are four panels, one each side small one in front centre and and one in rear.





Looks very neat nswsailor.
Is that a timber panel? Or is it just a timber ledger glassed to the hull of the boat?





nswsailor
NSW, 1175 posts
14 Mar 2019 11:44PM
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Valo,
The "timber ledger' was built in during construction, they run the full length of all Top Hats. Its only a 2x1 glassed in.
The "timber panel" is the hull.
Hope this helps


valo
NSW, 248 posts
15 Mar 2019 8:55AM
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nswsailor said..
Valo,
The "timber ledger' was built in during construction, they run the full length of all Top Hats. Its only a 2x1 glassed in.
The "timber panel" is the hull.
Hope this helps



Yes it does. Thanks

slammin
QLD, 819 posts
15 Mar 2019 3:41PM
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FWIW on our boat (26ft) the vee berth lifts up to access the storage space underneath which means we can store larger items there.

nswsailor
NSW, 1175 posts
15 Mar 2019 8:38PM
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Another point, I don't like being rolled from side to side if it's rolly, so I sleep across the boat not bow to stern.
I've slept through some horrendous rolling and once found myself standing on the hull at West Bay, Percy Isles!!!!!!
Needless to say the Bay was evacuated by all yachts at first light after that night.

valo
NSW, 248 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 2:00PM
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slammin said..
FWIW on our boat (26ft) the vee berth lifts up to access the storage space underneath which means we can store larger items there.


Good thinking slammin. Thanks.



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