Haven't been on recently but I thought I would just rear my head about a couple of things to canvass your opinion!
The topic for my A level DT project is "A BBQ with a difference", now of course there are loads of ways to take this but for me I thought boating was the most obvious way forward. There are no design limitations whatsoever, one guy is planning on chopping the front half of an LR off and using the bonnet as a cover with the grilling system within. (Actually one limitation - has to be charcoal)
So boaty things I've been considering:
Big space inside lockers however difficult access into them = detachable legs or at least some means of folding etc.
Separate fish/meat areas for fish caught at sea.
Try and keep the charcoal very sealed, people don't like ash all over the deck
Windy at sea - need to find an efficient way to start it - Meths compartment?
Also for use on beach etc
Corrosion resistance obviously a big deal,
Quick to set up, probably want to be putting charcoal in before departure.
Going to be using stainless of course, have use of wacking great laser cutter, bending tools punch etc etc but no press so domes are out.
Few other things on the boil but thought the boating fraternity may have some useful things to add to the list
I will obviously keep you updated with progress as this has to be finished for the 5th December...
So..any ideas? I know the "son of Hibachi" is popular with Mollers and certainly there are aspects of its design that I want to use however I think I'd want to go a little larger and exploit the one off custom nature of the build.