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rl_sd

Wheel house bunk design

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So.... Like the rest of you, I am anxiously waiting until I can once again walk on hard water. While I wait, I am constantly thinking of ways to improve the wheel house that we built last spring (and got to use very little last year... grrr). One think that I would like to do is add an additional bed that is easy to use and takes up little space. I originally planned on trying out a Polarbird Transformer chair (http://polarbird.com/menu_chairs/chair-transformer) which were originally planned to be made available last March... and still aren't.

Is there anyone else out there that has done something similar? I am open to any suggestions or comments, other than "Buy a cot"

Here is what I am thinking....

  • 2 piece ladder design with three center hinge points
    • Each side is 18"
    • Two separate 18" cushions
  • 1/2" plywood on wall side
  • 1/4" plywood and 5/16 pin on side facing the center of the house
  • Multi-purpose as both a bench or bed by implement hinge brace
  • Four leg system when in bed mode
    • No legs needed in "bench mode"
    • May end up adding an additional hinge point and removing the center leg

 

Here are some sketchup pics....

 

 

 

 

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Edited by rl_sd

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Cant see the pics, and when you say bunk, are you talking elevated?  That's what I picture when I hear bunk but no legs.  Unless you mean fully portable?

Edit- just saw the video, definitely portable.  Not sure, I want everything permenant in ours but curious to see what you come up with.

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6 minutes ago, Moon Lake Refuge said:

Cant see the pics, and when you say bunk, are you talking elevated?  That's what I picture when I hear bunk but no legs.  Unless you mean fully portable?

Edit- just saw the video, definitely portable.  Not sure, I want everything permenant in ours but curious to see what you come up with.

Yeah... It looked fine before submitted, but the pictures didn't come through. Should be there now...

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7 minutes ago, rl_sd said:

Yeah... It looked fine before submitted, but the pictures didn't come through. Should be there now...

Just a thought, but you think about just building a permanent bench with three compartments?  You could just remove the center cushion and open a hatch to still have fishable access to that hole.  I haven't seen the insides of a lot of 6.5's so it may not be ideal with the space, just always a little sturdier when you build from the ground up, plus the additional storage.

 

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5 hours ago, Moon Lake Refuge said:

Just a thought, but you think about just building a permanent bench with three compartments?  You could just remove the center cushion and open a hatch to still have fishable access to that hole.  I haven't seen the insides of a lot of 6.5's so it may not be ideal with the space, just always a little sturdier when you build from the ground up, plus the additional storage.

 

I see what you are saying but like keeping an open floor plan. The only time that we would use the bench is when there is three of us. The center hole underneath the bunk is usually used for the camera. There are four holes on the other wall that we normally fish out of. The nice part of the design is that it only takes up about 4" of wall space and only weighs about 20 lbs

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