Monday, 21 March 2011

It Looks So Big

The saloon looks rather large without furnishings.  No doubt it will shrink in size once we start fitting chairs and a table.  It was a deliberate decision to make the saloon as large as practical with minimal built in furniture.  We’re not having a dinette.  Our thoughts are that when we are in the boat the two most frequently used areas are the saloon and bedroom.  And we spend most of our time in the latter location unconscious!

I’m quite pleased with the amount of natural light entering the area.  I think the Houdini hatches make a difference.  Of course we will not be able to always have the side hatches open.


Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

Is it possible to have glazed hinged doors mounted on the inside of the side hatches so that you can have the doors open in inclemant weather. We have sheets of plastic that clips in, but we have to remove them before closing the doors.
Another possibility would be a sliding glazed unit inside the hatches.

Tom and Jan said...

Yes, in our specification we have included glased hinged doors mounted on the inside. However I don't think I would trust them to be weatherproof in serious rain.