Berth length

Craig Briggs

We switched our aft cabin berth athwartships and now have over 7 feet of length plus it's much more comfortable in an anchorage with any roll. We copied the "Amel style" supports and made up a new marine ply "filler" piece. Kept the old pieces so we can easily restore it to the original configuration. Of course, one man's "wasted space" is a long-term cruiser's dream.
Good luck - sorry, but no suggestions for your crew.
Craig Briggs,
s/v Sanagaris, Santorin #68

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "goulty2002" <goulty@...> wrote:

... I am 6'2" ..berths .. small ... a shame so much space wasted on engine and rear lockers.

goulty2002 <goulty@...>

I thought the Santorin I viewed last week was my dream boat, but I am 6'2" and my two lads are taller. The berths were so small both my head and feet were on the bulkheads. What a shame when so much space had been wasted on engine and rear lockers. I can see no way to find some extra length and certainly cannot feel like I am standing up all night.
I doubt that I can afford to run any of the bigger models so has anyone got any good ideas to find an Amel that I can sleep in? ( other than a family deal on leg shortening)