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Discussion in 'Mid-Size Boats' started by pateco, Jan 8, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    1,507 posts, 259 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
    So my original cockpit table was designed with brackets to slide onto the pedestal guard. It was never easy to deploy, and it was always too high since it could not be slid down below the instrument pods. When I upgraded and added an additional navpod, it would not work at all.
    2018-01-06 20.28.36.jpg 2018-01-06 20.26.41.jpg
    So, the goal was to remount the table using different hinges and mounts to get the right height and better functionality.
    I got some Stainless folding table hinges off Amazon
    2018-01-06 20.28.05.jpg
    And attached some one inch tube mounts
    2018-01-06 20.44.36.jpg
    Then I test fit to find the best height for the table.
    2018-01-06 21.23.34.jpg
    The Hinges and mounts looked like this installed
    2018-01-06 22.18.31.jpg 2018-01-06 21.24.00.jpg
    So now we have a functional table at the right height that stows away nicely
    2018-01-06 21.25.15.jpg 2018-01-06 21.25.41.jpg

    I will probably replace the table top at some point since it looks like someone previously used it as a bait cutting station, and it has some ugly knife cut grooves in the top.
    2018-01-06 20.30.29.jpg
     


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  2. SailormanDan

    SailormanDan

    Joined Jan 24, 2009
    364 posts, 58 likes
    1981 Cherubini Hunter 27
    US Alexandria, VA Belle Haven Marina, VA
    Thanks for posting! I've been thinking through adding a cockpit table and just never thought about these stainless folding table hinges.
     


  3. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    838 posts, 246 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH Littleton, NH
    Great post, pateco.
    I think you need to personalize that tabletop with some fancy artwork: inlay, carving, pyrography:thumbup:.
    My wife and I made a mosaic countertop for our bathroom and used epox-it bartop resin to level it and protect it. The poly-resin is about 3/8" thick. It came out great.
    20171214_081617.jpg
    This opens up all kinds of possibilities for artistic expression. :yeah:

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  4. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    1,507 posts, 259 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
    I did non artistic Mosaic Glass tiles when I redid the head last year.
    2017-07-08 14.33.20.jpg

    Pyrography might be cool for the cockpit table, but I was thinking of trying it on some new companionway boards first.
    Something like this:
    charming-waves.jpg or this wave.png
     


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  5. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    838 posts, 246 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH Littleton, NH
    That's awesome. I'm working on a Chinese Dragon design for hatch border.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  6. Spooled Again

    Spooled Again

    Joined Dec 27, 2012
    329 posts, 28 likes
    Precision 22 (Sold), O 240 (Sold), Precision 28
    US Somers Point
    EF6D45A0-FB6D-4B1F-8565-323ECFD49834.jpeg Looks great, I made a cockpit table last summer for a friends Hunter 285. I used the same stainless hinges. There very sturdy. I like the tube mount idea. Where did u get the tube mounts?
     


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  7. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    1,507 posts, 259 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL

    4pcs 1 inch Light Bar Clamp
    $16.99 Prime
    light bar clamp.jpg
    Features:

    Strong Aluminum alloy Clamp
    Simplifies installation and small size
    Can be used on tubes of 1" in diameter.
    Package includes:
    4 x Clamp
    8 x Stainless Steel Screw
    8 x Rubber Insert (1.0" Bar use)
    1 x Allen Hex Key

    I shopped for marine ones, but they were way more expensive and not half as nice.
     


  8. Spooled Again

    Spooled Again

    Joined Dec 27, 2012
    329 posts, 28 likes
    Precision 22 (Sold), O 240 (Sold), Precision 28
    US Somers Point
    Nice, Thanks
     


  9. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    838 posts, 246 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH Littleton, NH
    I see you personalised the table too. Very nice:clap:

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     



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