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Cut back V-Berth bulkhead? #19047
07/30/22 06:26 PM
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Does anyone know if the starboard bulkhead at the aft end of the v-berth in front of the toilet can be cut back? I'm wondering if it is structural. Doesn't seem so since it's so thin. But this would make getting into the v-berth, changing clothes, etc SO much easier.

Cheers,
-Patrick

Last edited by Patrick Stinson; 07/30/22 10:07 PM.
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Re: Cut back V-Berth bulkhead? [Re: Patrick Stinson] #19049
07/31/22 09:34 PM
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The chain plates are attached to that bulkhead and it provides stiffness to the hull shape to prevent deformation. Yes it is structural.

Re: Cut back V-Berth bulkhead? [Re: Patrick Stinson] #19063
08/13/22 01:54 PM
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Bill,
I believe the OP is talking about the bulkhead at the forward end of the head. No chain plates attached to that bulkhead.

Rob

Re: Cut back V-Berth bulkhead? [Re: Rob Van Name] #19066
08/13/22 02:44 PM
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That’s right.

Now that I got the idea I’d find it he’d to imagine any cruiser not doing it. Still haven’t cut it out though.

Originally Posted by Rob Van Name
Bill,
I believe the OP is talking about the bulkhead at the forward end of the head. No chain plates attached to that bulkhead.

Rob


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