Category «Dinette»

Dinette Table Lift Mechanism

This is what being cooped up in the garage during long winter nights yields… I think I mentioned the design for this sometime ago in the blog. Over the last few months I had an experimental mockup setup in the garage, to determine feasibility. In particular, would the mechanics be enough to bear the load …

Design: Dinette Table Support

Made some progress on the dinette table support bracket design. This needs to be something that will support a potentially heavy table top that will be sturdy, yet easily deployed: up to gain access to the electronics cabinet  down to convert the dinette to a sleeping space It is probably hard to tell by the …

Electronics Cabinet Dryfit

On our small boat, I am always getting into the electronics space to re-configure, add, replace, or try something new. It is very cramped and difficult to gain access and doing so results in cursing and swearing. I am determined that not be the case on the Westsail. As mentioned here, a removable cabinet will …

More Batteries!

It has been decided, and executed: the aft-most dinette riser base cabinet will be used to store batteries. As the contents of the cabinet cannot be readily accessed, its storage is best used for occasionally accessed items. It will be used to store two battery banks: Engine Start Bank – the box is big enough for one …

More Plywood

The finishing of the dinette base cabinets has been waiting on more plywood to cut one last piece. Our supplier was out of the least expensive Chinese made Sande marine plywood, so we ordered the next one up, Meranti faced Hydrotek. Turns out, due to their mistake, they sent an even better grade plywood, Aquatek (also …

A New Color

The dinette riser base cabinets got a splash of primer and color. These surfaces will not be seen by anyone under normal conditions. However, the admiral wanted to pick a specific color. Its a very nice color. “Beach Basket” is the name. Sounds somewhat nautical, don’t it? But, this is not “marine grade” paint. We feel …

Dinette Riser Cabinet…

…construction has begun. These are the cabinets that make up the “riser” for the dinette, raising it up about 12-13 inches from the floor. The carcases were “almost” finished, as, with one piece left to cut, I ran out of plywood. There are four base cabinets. The forward three will have side pull-out drawers. The …