Imagine this. You're on an antihistamine to keep you from puking while sailing, and all you want to do is sleep. Now imagine there is no where to lay down.
Is it gross if I am motivated by laziness and the pursuit of absolute comfort? Because that is how we got a place to lay down in the cockpit.
I'd seen some cockpit bench "bridges" on a blog by Elegant'sea, who also have my dream cockpit floor. I decided to try to copy their concept, so I broke out the cardboard and scissors and mocked up a little template.
I assumed both sides would be the same, just flipped. Nope. The starboard side got its template and then I had to craft another for the port side.
We took the cardboard home and headed to the hardware store to get some marine plywood. Except they didn't have it. Instead we settled for 1/2" thick pine (I think), which should be enough to support weight over the expanse and hopefully not break if someone steps down on it carelessly. Time will let us know if we are fools.
They are a little big and weird to store, but I'm hoping since they are flat I can find a way to slide them into a little nook somewhere. Right now they are living in the port lazarette by themselves, but that took a strange turn to get them in there and I doubt they'll be easy to get out if anything else goes in that lazarette with them. We threw a coat of outdoor spray paint on them as a little extra protection from the elements. The plan is to turn the rear cushion sideways to make a little mattress covering the expanse.
I cannot wait for my next nap...
Two people dumb enough to think anything is possible and smart enough to bumble their way into discoveries.