Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Pull-Out Berth

Sorry I haven't posted for a while but I've been on vacation.

Specifically, my son and two grandsons came to visit me for a week and we all stayed on Annie. We had a blast... but my son was forced to sleep on the starboard berth and enjoyed/endured only about 18 inches of sleeping space, (width wise). After they left, I decided to install a pull-out berth that would not only make it more comfortable for future visitors, but would also get Fuji off the floor and provide me with more "moving about the cabin" room.

Hey Jeremy, next time you'll sleep better!

My neighbor, Jack Webb - s/v/ Drifter, helped me by building the sliders for the pull-out berth and within a day or so, it was complete. Next to Bud Taplin AKA "Mr. Westsail," Jack probably knows as much or more than anyone else about Westsails). S/V Drifter has a similar pull out berth Jack installed during Drifter's refit. Thanks Jack for your help - You are a gentleman and a scholar... well... a scholar... LOL.

Here are some pics...

Fair seas and God bless!


  1. Nice idea. That looks good. Better than some boats I've seen that use a pull down table.

    1. Thanks Dan.

      It seems very sturdy with the oak and plywood sliders. I know my son will appreciate it on his next visit.

      Thanks for following.

  2. oh and SV Drifter has some interesting info and thoughts. Good read there too.

    1. Yeah, that's Jack's W32. It was in rough shape when he got it but now it looks like a showboat. Jack knows his Westsail.