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Hello,

I guess a lot of you think there is a lack of storage space for extended or family cruising.

I would like to exchange ideas how to increase and make safer storage for offshore cruising.

I am thinking of using the space under the floors mostly in the settee. Fixing floor anchors from PYI.

Has any one done this?

An other idea would be to put an extra adapted polyethylene water tank under the floors over the keel and exchange the water tank under the starboard bed for a fuel tank.

Also the idea of having an extra anchor and 30m of chain and putting it after sturdy fixation over the keel.

All this in order to recenter the weight and increase autonomy.

Thank you all for your help.

Denis

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A photo to make things clearer.

While we currently don't need the extra storage space I have thought of using below the floor if needed. I think it's Dufour that has a storage space for wine bottles at the base of the steps. They made a simple rack cut to fit the shape of the bottles. A very nice idea. If used for anything other than the wine bottles I think I would look for plastic containers that would keep whatever I place in it dry. Just in case of water in the bilge. I'm also impressed with all the space available behind the salon settees and the aft cabin.

Mike

Hello,

I have received pictures from another owner of a B43 that has transformed the aft gas locker to a giant storage. He has moved the gass bottles to the room under the stairs leading down to the bathing plattform and then removed the whole gas bottle holder and widened the opening of the locker. He reports that it is a verry good solution to gain som more storage room. It also gives easy access to the autopilot. I am concidering doing it.

Arne

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