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Offline kenF

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Standard cuddy steering station placement
« on: September 13, 2009, 07:29:49 PM »
I have decided on building the Standard- due to shop space. 
If I put the steering station on centerline, would I have enough room to squeeze a hatch on either side to enter the cuddy on a Standard?  I am OK with a slight squeeze. All the pictures have ever seen show the side steering station, so I guess the answer is no, but have to try.  I think the CL placement looks better and feels more ballanced. Any comments?

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Re: Standard cuddy steering station placement
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 11:15:07 PM »
Anything is possible.  I didn't have a solid lay out for the interior of my boat until I built the cuddy cabin and pilot house, a long drawn out process for most builders, the hull is built quickly and then the project stalls on the custom cabin layouts.  It happend to me, but I don't regret taking my time and getting it right.  Just start building, you will know if it is right when you see it.

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Re: Standard cuddy steering station placement
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 06:24:06 AM »
Looking at the photos of Dave Wrights standarda I think it would be possible, good luck.
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Re: Standard cuddy steering station placement
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 07:01:09 PM »
 Thanks- I will try it when I get to that point.

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Re: Standard cuddy steering station placement
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 06:14:13 PM »
I used the cardboard from refrigerator boxes to dummy up the cuddy bulkhead and console.  This was especially helpful with deciding on where and how to orient electronics and gauges on the outside, and helped me lay out the distribution system for my electronics inside the console.
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Re: Standard cuddy steering station placement
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2009, 11:12:27 PM »
On my 20 Standard, I am building a small foc'sle.  The forward bulkhead is about 8" high, angled back about 12*, give or take, with the side of bulkhead angled same as stern bulkhead, which is 14" off deck. I felt that the 48" off stringers was too high for my Standard.  With steering station on right side.  Will have a small windshield and a bimini top.  Maybe will launch next Summer, if lucky.

I suggest you access Pilot20 or Pilot 20 it is made by Hobey boat co., on your computer.  Their 20' cuddy has the steering wheel to the right; and, their door, to cuddy, on left side.  Interesting.  But, I believe 2800 + lbs dry.

But, my door/curtain/whatever will be, is  between the stringers. And, I used 3/4" plywood.  With fg'd to both side of hull fore and aft. + as Rene suggests to the stringer filler pieces.  Made quite stiff.  And, stiffens hull. Probably will help out the stringers forward of station #6. Don't have to braceoff as I build.

Hope to put in bunks this/next week.  Sore back from last weeks fun with fg. Then sides with 1/2" ply and 1/2" top.
Rene says with 1/4" you don't want to do a jig!  But, with my 228lbs I want to!  Ha!

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I have another book called the Building the Backyard Sailboat.

Author suggests that the house should be stout enough to take on very heavy waves.  He also suggested that if a house was blown/torn off the hull, it would make a rather large hole in which water could sink the boat.

He suggests many area in which to place nailing boards.  Esp along the deck where the house will be affixed.

Just my $.02 worth.

Have a great time and fun building your Tolman.

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Re: Standard cuddy steering station placement
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2009, 04:20:45 PM »
I found two articles in Professional Boatbuilder very helpful on helm design and ergometrics.  You can read them online at <www.proboat.com>, issue 114 and 115.
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