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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.

Great picture of the pan area Thanks! Do you (or anyone) have a picture of the forward pan areas, especually showing the grid near the v-berth and fwd head area on the 43?

Thanks in advance

Sam

LONGHAWK B43 #9

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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Hi Arne,

The gas bottle idea is really good. Have been struggling with the problem for a while. Beneteau solution is not suitable for Scandinavian standards.

Thanks

Simo

A fairly simple change made a great deal of difference to me. I removed the slide-out "cutlery" drawer in the galley of our two-cabin B40 and replaced it with a MUCH deeper drawer with self-closing full extension slides. The original drawer was only about 14" deep. The new drawer is a bit taller and is a massive 30" deep.

I also added another 30" deep and 10" tall slide-out drawer below the cutlery drawer which now holds all of our plates, bowels, and glasses. This took a bit more work than just replacing the cutlery drawer with a deeper one, but was still a very reasonable project.

Hi Jeff:

Sounds like something I would like to do with my B40.

Can you send along pictures and specs?

Thanks,

Chris

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