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The Admiral gave orders 19 Sep 2016 02:48 #1

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We just bought a 1988 3818 after 29 summers with a 1980 2950 Encounter Sunbridge. I found places on the encounter that were closed and, with some minor modifications, could be, and were, used for storage. When she got on the 38, the second gripe was about storage. The first gripe was the steepness of the ladder to the flying bridge. I'm working on that one.
She decided the guest cabin clothes locker would work as a pantry and the bar could use a mid shelf. Rather than use teak plywood, I used half inch "sande" plywood from Home Depot. It has lots of plies so is more stable than normal ACX. I grabbed an 8' stick of 1x1 aluminum. Off to Midway Plywood for some teak and Harbor Marine for #8x1/2 sheet metal screws
The bar pieces were easy because all the corners were 90 degrees. However, the locker is a trapezoid so out came the cardboard. After setting the height of the shelves and installing sections of the aluminum as shelf supports, I cut and trimmed the cardboard to make a template then used that as a starting place with the plywood. Once the plywood fit, I gave it a light sanding and applied Verathane stain then water based floor varnish. I cut the teak for fiddles, oiled them with Watco Danish Oil and then glued and nailed the teak to the plywood.
The project took me about eight hours, two at a time.

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The Admiral gave orders 19 Sep 2016 10:16 #2

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Nice work.

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The Admiral gave orders 19 Sep 2016 14:43 #3

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Looks great! I trust the Admiral is happy.

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The Admiral gave orders 19 Sep 2016 17:08 #4

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Nicely Done!

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Very nice project, keep it up theirs no end to projects. :P

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The Admiral gave orders 20 Sep 2016 00:19 #6

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Other area you can open for storage are:

floor hatch in the amidships stateroom, careful though if you are not sure where the stringer is located you could cut into it. When I had to replace my water tank I had to tear up the floor a little and it was visible, beverages

floor hatch below the lower helm. Locating the bulkheads are easy to find, open the hatch by the amidships bed and enter the locker at the foot of the bed, measuring these distances will give you some idea of space available.

side of the galley cabinet where the stove is located space does not have much depth but is great for shelves for spices, etc. cans, jars etc

utilize the teak trim at the ceiling can be used for small racks for CDs, DVDs etc.

access door above the galley sink, use inside for small bins

in the cockpit install boxes with doors (available in catalogues) use for polishes

replace engine room factory lights with brighter LEDs ( I found tubes of 30 LED bulbs that will rotate 180* for about $10.00

hang a wine rack on the teak trim above the ice maker near the ceiling

Make new steps down into the galley with the steps hinged to raise use for napkins, paper towels, coffee, teas, cans, etc.

mount an under cabinet coffee under the cabinet starboard of the microwave

shelving along the starboard of hull attached to the bar cabinet and side of helm below shifters/throttles, use for binoculars, manuals, etc.

Richard 1988 3818 175 Hinos NA

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The Admiral gave orders 21 Sep 2016 01:10 #7

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Pcpete,

I too would appreciate knowing how you solve the steep bridge ladder. I have thought of using the hand rails along side the ladder to attach a sliding fitting with an auxiliary ladder that would nest inside the existing ladder and when slid down would have a more handy slope to climb. So far I have not come up with a design nor taken the idea to someone who could design it. I think it could end up being fairly expensive. If you perfect a design and have it made please post it in completed projects forum. All owners on boats with the steep ladder would be interested. One of the nice things about this forum is the willingness to show projects,

Richard

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