Sleeping area on the Malahini

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dstribling
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Sleeping area on the Malahini

Post by dstribling » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:15 am

Hi Guys,

Do you think it would be possible to modify the Malahini slightly, to enable a small sleeping area under the deck ?

I'm trying to work out if there would be enough room for a sleeping bag etc to lay down flat under there?

With hindsight I should probably have opted for the 'Overnighter'.

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Re: Sleeping area on the Malahini

Post by Andy Garrett » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:06 am

I suppose you could install a dash a foot or two rear of where it is on the plans. Then creat one large seating area for four or five people rather than two cockpits.

A slightly elevated cuddy-style deck with short port windows inboard of the shear might be a nice touch too.

It would be tight though.
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Re: Sleeping area on the Malahini

Post by dstribling » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:29 am

Thanks for that.

Thinking a bit more about it, maybe using the underdeck space for equipment and then coming up with some kind of tent over the main deck would be better, if using it for overnight trips?

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Re: Sleeping area on the Malahini

Post by Iggy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:46 am

I'd be more inclined to suggest some kind of bimi-cover rather than trying to fit under the front deck. I could lay a sleeping bag between my two front seats and lay down, however my feet would stil stick out from my knee's down. Its not that big a space unless you make the deck deeper, which would make your seating area smaller, and all but eliminate the option for rear seating. A cover makes more sense to me.
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Re: Sleeping area on the Malahini

Post by fergal butler » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:03 am

I have slept in mine with just the boat cover over it :D The few bears might have helped :lol:

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Re: Sleeping area on the Malahini

Post by dstribling » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:06 am

I hope you mean beers? I'm just picturing you hugged up in the boat with two bears...

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Re: Sleeping area on the Malahini

Post by fergal butler » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:11 am

dstribling wrote:I hope you mean beers? I'm just picturing you hugged up in the boat with two bears...
Your right, I think :lol:

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Re: Sleeping area on the Malahini

Post by DrBryanJ » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:23 am

You could extend to deck up past frame four. You could then make some kind of hatch under the dash that could be opened to allow access to the additional deck for your feet to extend into. :idea:
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Re: Sleeping area on the Malahini

Post by Roberta » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:40 pm

I would design the seats back to back so that that you could lay them flat and make two beds. Then use a snap on camper type top. That would be a very nice setup for those impromtu campouts.

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Re: Sleeping area on the Malahini

Post by Lowka53 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:21 pm

Roberta Hegy wrote:I would design the seats back to back so that that you could lay them flat and make two beds. Then use a snap on camper type top. That would be a very nice setup for those impromtu campouts.

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