Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Homemade Teak Cockpit Table

Mark Corke has once again turned out a great boat project;  a beautiful looking cockpit table.

I've tried a cockpit table in my cockpit, and ended up using hinges and support legs. I eventually removed it. Mark has a unique way of doing this and the pictures on his blog site say it all. Hop on over to his blog site to check the whole project out

He says this about the table.
 " I think that the pictures are fairly self explanatory but what I like about this table / cup holder is it's simplicity; no fancy hardware and nothing to break. As you will see it is all made from teak and teak plywood and consists of a drinks holder securely clamped to the crash bar ahead of the compass binnacle. When out cruising this offers a great place to hold mugs and cans without fear of spillage and yet within easy reach of the helmsman and crew in the cockpit. But what really sets it apart is when you get into port and you need to set up the table for alfresco dining. The table is simply lifted off it's stainless hooks and pulled away from it's clips keeping it neatly in position and slid into the horizontal, no metalwork, flaps, hinges or other impediments to adjust or break off for that matter. "

Too much to do

For all the readers who have come by my blog site, who were waiting an announce on the hybrid engine, I offer an apology. I had the unit built and running, but was unable to complete sufficient tests to determine whether it was a viable solution to reducing the amount of diesel we burn.

I have over 7 suitcases of stuff (read projects) to take back to the boat. My time just got hijacked by turning out these various items, and I just run out of time for the hybrid engine.

I have kept the equipment and may continue to pursue it when I return to home in 3 years time.

Till then, I hope to continue with the blog on Boat Projects, and I do hope you can contribute something yourselves. More projects coming in March as I settle back into the boat.