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Ideas for the interior

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:24 pm
by Knox
Hi,

I'm new to this forum and, like many others, very interested in the development of the Sage 15. It's my understanding that the interior is still in the development phase and I thought I'd offer some input before it is too late!

What if you copied the v-berth layout of the M15, but made the after ends of the berths removable, exposing seats like the S17 underneath? I've attached an interior photo of an M15 with a couple of blue lines approximating where the removable sections might be.
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Although I've never been in an M15, I've heard good things about their berths. It looks like they are long enough to keep the feet of two average-sized people from getting too entangled. Any thoughts?

Knox

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:40 pm
by Knox
I just re-read my post and thought maybe that the after ends could swing up against the hull and lock in place to become part of the seat back. Then the cushions could be placed on the seat bottoms for more comfort. If the after sections of the berths were totally removable you might worry about them sliding around or becoming dislodged at night.

Knox

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:30 pm
by sal
Hi Knox,


Welcome to our forum and thanx for your suggestion. Your idea is similar to Jerry's original idea for the interior. Jerry has not yet finished the design for the interior so we are open to all ideas.

sal

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:24 am
by dreamer
I know it is a much larger boat, but with two quarter berths, and no v-berth it seems like the Stone Horse interior could be adapted to fit, with two quarter berths and a single molded in seat down low and forward:

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I guess that would compromise the space available for the head though.

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:32 am
by scoob
dreamer wrote:... the Stone Horse interior could be adapted to fit, with two quarter berths and a single molded in seat down low and forward
the location of 'the captains seat' is where the daggerboard trunk is located on the S15.

the Stone Horse is a classic. LOVE all the teak below.

dreamer wrote:space available for the head though.
the head on the S15 will be stored by sliding it aft under the forward end of the cockpit floor.

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:23 am
by dreamer
Here's an unpleasant subject. In terms of space available for the slide out potty, would there be enough to fit this composting unit?

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Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:05 am
by sal
Hi Dreamer,

I don't know that the composting Potty as drawn would fit, but while at the Annaopolis show last October, I did speak to a gentleman that designs and builds composting toilets and he's working on a unit that might work. Space is the issue, but I believe we will all agree that a potty of some type on board makes a big diffeence is long term comfort.

sal

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:20 pm
by ferdjohns
Hey, Knox

I used to have an M15, and your solution was my first thought for the SageCat. But then I looked at the beam and the daggerboard location on the SageCat and worried that the foot- and knee-space would be very cramped for two gangly-kneed codgers facing each other athwartships, unless the cabin bulkhead were moved so far aft it would squeeze the cockpit. So, based on a suggestion from another site visitor, I wondered if two aft facing seats, one on each side of the daggerboard trunk, under removable bunk cushions, might provide more stretch-out room for long, increasingly stiff legs. And one could sit back with a drink and gaze out the companionway! But, like you, I expect the solution to getting headroom in such a tiny boat will involve molding two low seats under rigid bunk boards that are either removable or hinged. Anyway, I'm glad Jerry is on it. He's my age, my size, a far better sailor, a fantastic designer and a real perfectionist. He, Sal, Gail and Dave will get it right.

Best,

Ferd

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:46 am
by dreamer
That would be really great. I've only emptied one porta-potty and I made a huge mess of it.
sal wrote:Hi Dreamer,

I don't know that the composting Potty as drawn would fit, but while at the Annaopolis show last October, I did speak to a gentleman that designs and builds composting toilets and he's working on a unit that might work. Space is the issue, but I believe we will all agree that a potty of some type on board makes a big diffeence is long term comfort.

sal

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:30 pm
by ferdjohns
Scoob, Jerry, Sal........

What's up?

Ferd