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What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2024 6:59 pm
by trswem
I’m assuming it’s all styrofoam for flotation? Seems like a lot of wasted space that would be good storage, but I’m not going to be removing any of the engineering storage to accommodate that. The PO also managed to install speakers, I’m wondering how he got access to run that speaker wire.

Re: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:12 am
by Stickinthemud57
There's not that much room between the seats in the cockpit and the liner, and I'm pretty sure there is no styrofoam in that area.

A lot of people put wiring, lights, etc. in the liner that runs below the windows since there is a gap at the bottom that allows for access. I would guess that once the OP cut the hole for the speaker he then worked a piece of string down and through that gap. The string would be used to pull the wire through.

Where were these speakers installed?

Re: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:59 am
by trswem
Stickinthemud57 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:12 am There's not that much room between the seats in the cockpit and the liner, and I'm pretty sure there is no styrofoam in that area.

Where were these speakers installed?
Oops, I think I was unclear. I'm referring to the space between the seat and the stern berth. It seems totally sealed, and I'm assuming full of flotation.

Re: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2024 3:33 pm
by Stickinthemud57
trswem wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:59 am
Stickinthemud57 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:12 am There's not that much room between the seats in the cockpit and the liner, and I'm pretty sure there is no styrofoam in that area.

Where were these speakers installed?
Oops, I think I was unclear. I'm referring to the space between the seat and the stern berth. It seems totally sealed, and I'm assuming full of flotation.
Maybe there is not a misunderstanding?

My initial thought on reading your subject was, "The stern berth, of course" - the queen sized sleeping area that I love so much about the 26S and D. The area above the berth, and under the seats, which is covered by a smooth, relatively thin liner. It's that liner that I am thinking about. Is that not it?

Re: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:51 pm
by trswem
Image

This area here! This space takes about 2/3rds of the aft area of the cockpit benches.

Re: What’s under the cockpit seats in the D?

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:27 am
by Stickinthemud57
I see now. Thanks for the clarification. I agree that it most likely contains flotation given Roger MacGregor's tendency to maximize usable space.