peter-curacao wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:05 pm
That boat looks more like a Gulfstream 28
therefore I also think that cabin also looks better on the GS, my personal opinion is that a cabin like that doesn't fit the CS sheerline to well, but that's me. dimensions between that boat and the Gulfstream argent that different though 10 cm in length end 30 cm in beam, Maybe if you build the cabin off center against either one gunnel,I think you can even fit more or less the same size with the berth.
Edit:You see how narrow those paths are in the picture? this would be 15 cm smaller if you place it in the center that's why my remark to place it of center , but now I think of it I don't know what that would do with the balance of the boat
I don't think the hulls are that similar, to be honest, plus I want the higher freeboard of the CS hull. The walkaround paths will be very narrow if the pilothouse is to seat 6 people, so I made a mockup where the pilothouse is joined by the front deck (think jump cabin version of the CS25) as well as the gunwales on both sides. To access the front deck you'd have to step on the gunwales.
Here's my attempt, and honestly I don't think it looks all that bad. Not too good either, but I've seen far worse pilothouses on sexy hulls.
The hull has been stretched to 30 ft without regard to anything that has anything to do with seaworthiness, strength, or any of the boat design technical stuff, simply because those are things I know nothing about (yet). The beam has been increased to just shy of 10 ft, so basically it's a CS/CX25 upscaled 17%. There's also a bracket at the stern, which has been upscaled as well as it was already in the picture; that will obviously not be scaled/larger if built. I've called my creation CX30 Pilothouse (CX30PH). Behold:
The front deck will have a hatch for light and emergency escape. Below the front deck there will be a berth for two people and a head, and possibly some cabinets, a fridge, cooktop or something, depending on what the boat will be used for.
There are limits to what I can do with low-res pictures, but the side doors will naturally be removed, and there will be a rear door (from the cockpit) into the pilothouse.
The seating will obviously need to be rearranged a bit from what's shown in the picture. The helm will have the necessary gadgetry for driving the boat, and a single seat for the skipper. On the opposite side there will be a 2-seat bench, and between the seats a doorway and stairs down to the cabin/berths/head.
Rear seating will be 2+1 in the middle row and a single seat at the rear behind the skipper, and a sliding door and exit to the cockpit beside that seat. I'm not sure if that seat will at all be there or if there should just be standing room instead. It may be a bit cramped with three rows of seats.
If the width of the PH is insufficient, the seating arrangement will be 1+1 seats in 3 rows, with a passageway in the middle.
I haven't thought too much about the dimensions of the PH, but standing headroom needs to be 200cm (about 6'7") as I'm 193cm (6'4") tall and really don't like banging my head into things. I realize this may be a problem because of the sole, but since the pilothouse is so far forward and there are extra weight in the bow (berths, head, etc), the fuel tanks could possibly be placed side-by-side below the cockpit sole, with the freshwater and waste water tanks placed further forward as they are (will be) smaller. The cockpit sole may need to be raised slightly to accommodate the fuel tanks, but the amount it is raised, and thus the freeboard lost, can be regained by placing rails along the length of the gunwales surrounding the cockpit. Not pictured are folding seats/benches in the cockpit for those 15 minutes of summer we usually get in western Norway.
The transom will have two or three storage compartments, as I have never fished using live bait and probably never will, so I don't need livewells. Those compartments will instead be holding various things like rope, temporary mooring bolts, tools, etc.
I would also love to have a door to enter the cockpit, one on each side, but I fear that will compromise the hull's strength dramatically.
8ft dinghy built in 1992, BBV sufferer ever since.