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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 12/ 4/07 - 10:21pm
Author: Mike M-40 #61
Subject: Cockpit removal

I have my deck off of my M-40. I have been considering removing the cockpit and enlarging the fuel tak to deck level. Other than the boom being too low and wheel having to be raised, I was wondering what other owners think about the water on the deck. Would it channel off the deck or funel to the companionway? I have already bought a longer mast to raise the boom. I will replace the rudder this winter and if needed, I can have the rudder shaft extended above the deck line to solve the wheel problem. Any ideas or comments?

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[> Fuel tank on the 40 -- Mike Anthony, - Friday - 12/ 7/07 - 3:44pm

How big of a tank do you want, I put a 100 gallon welded alum tank in my cockpit. I did not have to bring the deck up. See the pics under Tivoli, you can see where I put the tank.

Mike & Paula
S/V Tivoli


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[> [> Pictures? -- Mike M-40 #61, - Saturday - 12/ 8/07 - 11:02pm

Hello Mike
Do you have more pictures you might share? If so, please email me at michael2272272000@yahoo.com. Thanks
mike


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[> [> [> Pics of fuel tanks on Tivoli -- Mike Anthony, - Monday - 12/10/07 - 10:13am

Mike,

I have most of the pics at the boat, I probably will not go back down until after the first of the year, at least not uncover and go on board anyway. However, when I do I will some of the pics that I have and email to you. How is everything else coming on your boat. I had to have some hardware for both booms fabricated this past fall. It was the first time that both masts and booms were up. We actually were able to sail her twice. Probably the first time she has been under sail in many many years. Cant wait until the spring...

Mike & Paula
S/V Tivoli


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[> [> [> [> Thanks Mike -- Mike M-40 #61, - Monday - 12/10/07 - 10:39am

Thanks, I can use all the info I can get. Most of the interior was removed when I bought my boat. The engine and transmission will be ready to install when warm weather comes. I'm having a rudder built in Michigan this winter. Got all new aluminum rigging. IF you don't mind, would you measure the distance between the mast for me? Hope you don't mind, It would really be nice to know.
mike


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[> cockpit -- Ben, - Monday - 12/24/07 - 1:38pm


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[> [> cockpit -- ben millett, - Monday - 12/24/07 - 1:52pm

I am not sure if this is the exact question that you are asking, but the previous owner of my boat "Dream Weaver" took the cockpit out and made it a flush deck. The advantages as I see them are 1)a large area that can be used for any number of things 2)I have a hydrylic wheel hooked up on the port side of the cabin, just next to the mizzen mast and an excess panel to the rudder post to which I can easily attach a full size tiller. The boat does not have an emergency tiller it has to steering systems that work equally well. A valve in the hydrolic line makes for easy release of the hydrolics. 3) My fateher sailed around the world in a flush cockpit boat and again half way in another boat that he made flush. His experience and beleif was that the water would not pool in the cockpit and more room to work. The main disadvantage that I have heard is that you are not as well protected from the elements and seas. This may be true but we have canvas that protects the cockpit well enough. If you are interested in seeing what the cockpit looks like let me know and I will see what I can do.


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[> [> [> Flush deck -- Mike M-40 #61, - Thursday - 12/27/07 - 10:56am

Thanks Ben, I would like to see pictures if you have them. I have never set in a cockpit unless it is a day sailer. By removing it, I can add the area to the fuel tank. I have already bought a taller mizzen to raise the boom. A guy in Florida offered me a new Edson hydraulic for my worm but, after talking to the Edson tech, I think I am going to keep the worm. I might have to install a longer rudder post to get it high enough. I really like the hull design of the Mariner and hope to make it more user friendly. thanks for the info.


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