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Old 05-20-2015, 06:30 PM   #1
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1974 GB 53 Alaskan pilothouse conversion

This is a 1974 wood 53 Grand Banks Alaskan. The pilothouse has a bench seat with the small Captains quarters aft of a bulkhead with sliding window(single berth, desk and sink). Does anyone have advice on converting this to a larger open area surrounding a table?
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:37 PM   #2
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Best way to start will be with some pics of what you have......LOTS of good advice available here, but every one of them will want to see pics first. Good Luck and welcome to the forum!
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Here are photos. The bulkhead between the pilothouse bench seat and the Captain's cabin has a sliding window opening between them. The Captain's quarters has an aft athwartship berth, port side counter and sink. There is a pilothouse ladder to the bridge making the conversion to a table with seating awkward.
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Well there aren't a bunch of options, it's a pretty small space. The Skipper's bunk is over the galley so you can't move that, just leave it alone. Remove the wall with the window and the vanity/sink in the captains cabin and build a new raised seat with table. As the Grand Banks drawing below.....

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