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Old 01 June 2008, 04:56   #11
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Ah! Yes. Thank you. I'm pleased to see you appreciate the finer points of design aesthetics.
The veranda's sorted, just make the dinghy (see pic) fast right alongside the sitting room. It does lack some shade at the moment. Perhaps I'll make a 'bimini' for it. Then it'll be just the place to enjoy tiffin.

I look forward to the invite

PS: where does one keep the horses?
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Old 01 June 2008, 18:24   #12
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Might sound silly
but where do you sleep and what on
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Old 01 June 2008, 18:33   #13
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Might sound silly
but where do you sleep and what on
was about to ask the same question , I like the tent idea but gettin comfy in a sleeping bag on a small rib is impossible , or it would have been on my valiant 490 .
Although my missus nearly went to sleep on the bottle rack on the way to Scilly not
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Old 02 June 2008, 05:58   #14
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Might sound silly
but where do you sleep and what on
I have a bench seat aft and sleep athwartships on that. You can just see it underneath the dinghy in the pic earlier in this thread. The seat is only slightly lower than the tubes, which make a pillow at the head side.

The gaps between tube and seat were a problem at first - I stuffed my dry bags in to help, but now I have a rectangle of acrylic canvas and fasten it to the lifelines, making a sort of supported hammock. With the weight out of the bow (anchor and tent and dinghy) the angle of the seat means I'm held gently against the backrest and haven't fallen off yet.

Comfort? Well it's not a feather bed, but it's a damn site better than sleeping on the ground in a tent ashore. (With a string round your toe to wake you up if the boat goes adrift.)

My original intention had been to make two 'hammocks', one each side of the console, to be lashed to the tubes outboard and, somehow, to the console inboard. I thought I might then attract a beautiful lady crew to join me on my expeditions.

Design difficulties and problems finding a beautiful lady crew (they seem to prefer forty foot sailing boats) have delayed that project, so I'm stuck with the single bed. Perhaps no bad thing, considering the somewhat basic sanitary arrangements. On further thought - another piece of canvas might make it a double bed. Now there's a thing.
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Old 02 June 2008, 12:18   #15
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The reason i asked is
i am going on the Carteret (France) cruise this Friday
and the hotel as double booked the room so if when i get there , no room or if i cant get one
I will be sleeping on Hotel Cookie Jar
I have the sleeping bag and a bivie, lights etc even a radio
all sounds quite exciting i just hope to god it dose not rain
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Old 02 June 2008, 17:05   #16
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I was having a bit of the day dream today and wondered if anyone had heard of a manufacturer of a tend that could be attached to a rib

Failing that, some form of sun screen
In anticipation of a scorching summer I had thought about one of these for use (only) when anchored up.

Turtle Shade Awning (e.g. Mailspeed Marine) - not sure if url will work below http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/searc...&leaf=&x=0&y=0

Don't know if anyone has tries on a rib - possibly a bit naff but the family crisps up rather and price looks reasonable...
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Old 02 June 2008, 17:50   #17
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I think that looks very good and the price is right too .

I muat say the bimini on our new boat is great for sun or rain , and ok if you are cruising steady .
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Old 02 June 2008, 19:20   #18
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Some shelter up here for the winter would be nice. My intention is to fit a shelter to mine. Eventually I want to fit an actual roof and sides to mine that can be used when motoring using the console as the support.
I am sure I can rig something up on a light foldable frame supported on the console which will cover from the windscreen to behind the seats so that in bad weather there is complete weather protection.
It will make using the boat in the winter nice and cosy and maybe even get the missus to agree to go places with me.....
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Old 11 June 2008, 18:50   #19
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For those who're still interested, here's a pic of the tent, Mk 2 version, deployed in an anchorage 'somewhere in the Sound of Jura'. Notice the tasteful and ultra fashionable oval portholes, which bring light and vision to all parts of the sumptuous interior of this desirable vessel.
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