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The Main Cabin supports the crew. It has a galley, head/shower, settee, storage, and heating stoves. There are two watertight bulkheads and two watertight doors. There is also a watertight main hatch. This cabin contains living space for a crew of two during winter, or the galley and off-watch space for a full crew at any time. When a crew of two is at anchor or dock during winter periods, the rest of the vessel can be isolated to avoid having to heat the entire vessel. This saves on heating energy.
Interesting note: the walkway width in the Main Cabin was designed to load drums of diesel fuel or other cargo. Any item that fits through the cargo hatch will fit into the Main Cabin.
Interior Before the Rebuild
Making a Mock Interior
It's a lot easier in the long-run if you make a simple mock interior prior to a permanent one. This allows a walk-through to check clearances. The mock wood interior was removed and replaced with permanent aluminum after making sure the interior plan would work.
Making Watertight Bulkheads
The Main Cabin has watertight bulkheads on the forward and aft ends. The forward bulkhead has a large, 6-dog, insulated door, with a window. The aft bulkhead has an access door to the Engine Room with a quick acting handle. The aft bulkhead has a large removable panel to permit oversized items to be moved in or out of the Engine Room.
Making the Sailboat Interior
The interior is constructed using removable panels. In the event there is a problem (such as a hole) in the side of the hull or anywhere else, it can be accessed and repaired it by removing the panels.
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