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Old 01-24-2016, 11:38 PM   #1
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My boat has nice nav station/desk area down below that I never use. It seems like a waste of good space, but I can't figure out what else could go there. And the space is not very big.

Any ideas? I was thinking about some kind of a chair but it's not really a spot anyone would really want to sit IMO. The door to the left goes to the head, and the one to the right goes to the small guest bunk room.

Does anyone else have a nav station area they use, or don't use? I just hang out in the pilothouse mostly when planning trips and working on the computer.

Not saying I'm going to do anything, just wondering what others thought about this space.
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:39 PM   #2
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That'd make a great pantry.
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:01 AM   #3
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Makeup station for the admiral?


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Old 01-25-2016, 04:27 AM   #4
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Looks like a good bar!
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:33 AM   #5
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I would be really happy to have dedicated desk space.

When cruising/living aboard....finding an unused flat space once at anchor or dock is prime for taking care of some computing/paperwork.

But if willing to do major mods, which I wouldn't if contemplating selling, with a door it would be a great pantry if you don't already have a massive one.
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Looks like a good pantry / bar storage area .
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:41 AM   #7
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Nav station repurpose?

I probably should just add a chair and use it as a desk/laptop area. The boat is fairly small inside so another place to sit probably makes sense, and DW could use it as a vanity if I put a mirror on there somewhere.

Guess it would need to be a heavy chair that wouldn't slide around underway and would need to slide under when not in use.

The boat has pretty good pantry storage right now.
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Maybe a rolling chair, but with lockable wheels?


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Old 01-25-2016, 08:16 AM   #9
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:17 AM   #10
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Drawers or shelves across the bottom.Maybe a big red Craftsman tool chest would fit in that space.
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Some sailboat nav stations have a swivel chair that bolts to the wall. When not in use it pivots under the nav station or against the wall. Here are a couple examples.



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Old 01-25-2016, 08:48 AM   #12
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Some sailboat nav stations have a swivel chair that bolts to the wall. When not in use it pivots under the nav station or against the wall. Here are a couple examples.



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That's a good idea for a chair, so it's not always in the way.
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:21 AM   #13
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Some nice doors to cover up the workshop!!!...... ALL the tools nicely organized.... a small vice..... Oh yeah.
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That's an interesting idea....
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Maybe a rolling chair, but with lockable wheels?


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I like those chairs with a pivot under the desk so when you hop up, it swings away... Often seen on vanity stations on bigger boats.
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4x5 negative film holder changing area with pre-development storage & filing and general camera equipment cleaning/storage area. With blackout sleeves and a lightproof cabinet, maybe even tray development of negatives would be doable. Might not be "your thing" though...
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:45 AM   #18
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:46 AM   #19
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4x5 negative film holder changing area with pre-development storage & filing and general camera equipment cleaning/storage area. With blackout sleeves and a lightproof cabinet, maybe even tray development of negatives would be doable. Might not be "your thing" though...

People still develop film? 😳
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People still develop film? 😳
Yes, just like there are people that own wood boats. It's a hobby for the sake of the art. Not wide spread, but still out there.

I have an "enlarger" for sale if you want to get started......
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