CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

SloopJonB

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How about this - put the port side back to the big dinette/wet locker and put a big chart table/sideboard/bar type piece of furniture where that short starboard settee is? It could be a stand up and have a hide away stool type seat as well.

 

Bob Perry

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Jon:

That would work and I have considered that but I want the opposing seating areas.

I try very hard to make my interior layouts "inviting". I don't want to have to sit cheek to jowl with my guests.

 

TwoLegged

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It's a raised salon boat with inside steering. How wet do you think the crew will be? There is always the hanging locker in the starboard quarter sleeping hole. ( I will no longer call them ":staterooms".)
I guess it depends where the boat is sailed. I was I instinctively evaluating the boat against the weather conditions in the west of Ireland, where there are few rain-free days, and the drying of damp clothing is a constant priority on land or sea.
I recall one Irish summer when in 6 weeks on the water, there was only one day where it didn't rain all day; the morning was dry, and the drizzle came back at lunchtime. I hear that in some weird places, the sky has a bright yellow ball in it, which somehow replaces the rain. Very odd.

Congrats on resisting the "staterooms" terminology. It belongs with much bigger vessels, and the copy-writers for glossy brochures do nobody any favours by using it to label the more modest sleeping quarters of a yacht of this size.

 

TwoLegged

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See that heads opposite the galley? Why not flip it fore-and-aft, so that the blank wall adjoins the guest cabin. Then there could be a door between the two rooms, giving the guests more privacy.
 

valis

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Personally, I prefer to stand to the nav table rather than sit at the nav station, perhaps this stems from my professional chart table experience/practice.
I actually use my navstation for navigation (as well as all the other tasks mentioned), but when the conditions are a little rough (or a lot rough) there's no way I could do my job standing up. Having a seat that keeps me secured is a big deal.

 
Galley surfaces (#21) are simply excellent. I do not know if you get into this level of ultra detail but can you tell us what finish was used on those surfaces?

 
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Ishmael

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Galley surfaces (#21) are simply excellent. I do not know if you get into this level of ultra detail but can you tell us what finish was used on those surfaces?
Cherry. Specifically, Don Cherry. Very rare wood.

Edit: Oh, the finish. Unobtainium extract and mineral oil.

 
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Brodie

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Greetings all, I've been absent for a while. I was just at the PSC factory on Friday and got the grand tour of CATARI - what an amazing boat! Can't wait to see her in the water soon. The details were amazing and PSC is justifiably proud of their work.

My reason to visit the factory (besides drooling over CATARI) was to pick PSC's brain about a new rig for my Pilothouse 32. I will definitely be in need of some advice so I'll start a thread soon. Not sure if I can post a pic here from my phone but the layout of my boat is very similar to Bob's latest iteration of the 63'er, obviously much smaller and minus a few extra cabins, but the general layout works great. There is some lost space for sure but IMO the space that is there is more liveable, and the big windows make the boat seem larger than it is.

 

paps49

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Thanks guys.

Paps: I'm fine. Working hard and doing all the things I normally do. Looking forward to more racing on FRANCIS LEE this spring. I am enjoying my grandchildren. Never had a little girl before so that's been different. Violet is the apple of my eye.


Its been wonderful to watch, she is a gem.

 

paps49

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By Jove, I think I've got it! I've got it for now anyway. I'm trying to creat the look of "furniture" in the salon. PSC is very good at furniture detailing so no point in not taking advantage of that.



I'll let this sit and rest for a while and see if any new ideas pop up. If you have any ideas I'm all ears. I doesn't take me long to try out new things on acad,

But now I must go inflate by balls, run a few downs with my dog and get ready for the Seahawks and the Super Bowl.

That to me is a pilot house/Deck saloon. Like being in kitchens at parties.

 

phillysailor

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Probably not enough room for it, but could you fit a chart platform to the right elbow of the helm station? Combine the standing chart table idea with a small flip down seat for a narrow tuckus if longer periods anticipated. Perhaps, if the heights were correct, it even spreads out into space under the deck. You would have to bring the chart to the PH table to share, but navigating underway would be great, and it would free up otherwise dedicated space.

 

us7070

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it needs a dinghy garage...
And a helipad?
i just think that dealing with the dinghy is such a hassle, that if i were designing a big custom boat.., some kind of system - better than davits - would be built in

you really don't want the weight that high.., and i hate looking at the thing back there while sailing..., and then you have the question of whether to leave it there for any kind of offshore sailing.., and if it's not there, where is it?.., and the hassle of getting it there.., and taking off the outboard..,and a dinghy on a 65ft boat is going to be a big dinghy...

on a 40fter you don't have many options.., but at 65ft, you start having options

 

TwoLegged

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it needs a dinghy garage...
And a helipad?
i just think that dealing with the dinghy is such a hassle, that if i were designing a big custom boat.., some kind of system - better than davits - would be built in

you really don't want the weight that high.., and i hate looking at the thing back there while sailing..., and then you have the question of whether to leave it there for any kind of offshore sailing.., and if it's not there, where is it?.., and the hassle of getting it there.., and taking off the outboard..,and a dinghy on a 65ft boat is going to be a big dinghy...

on a 40fter you don't have many options.., but at 65ft, you start having options
It's hard to imagine anything better than the dinghy system on DDW's Anomaly:

 
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