Cockpit Table

julia

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Hi
Can anyone recommend a really nice detachable cockpit table .
We have a Mirage 28. Should be sturdy ! and have bracket mounts that you do not bang your shins on in a lively tack.
Hoping for some " al fresco" dining this year in Brittany
Thanks and fair winds
 
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I am planning on adapting my cabin table to cockpit use this year .... It is a detachable folding table that drops down to provide the divan bunk base as well. It has a central folding leg and a hook / clip affair at the hull end.

The outer edge next to the hull slips into a slot and a bottle screw end then is placed in the U clip under the table and the thumb nut tightened to hold the table in place. It works fine. The screw part is actually one screw end of an old tuirnbuckle / bottle screw .... drilled at the end of the thread and then a pin to hinge it on the cabin side.

All I need to do is to fit another 'screw' end in the cockpit with a slot guide of ply on the aft bulkhead and the table goes out there for 'al-fresco' dining !

E-mail me direct and I'll try and knock up a sketch of the idea .... ncl@naviatech.ee
 

lewis2

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Try IKEA they do one that looks the same as the teak folding table but only about £16, I have one and stow it when sailing good luck!
 

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Camping and caravan shops are often a good source for these sort of gadgets.Last year I bought a great demountable table leg frame by a manufacturer called Forma, thinking that I could get an additional mounting bracket,but the manufacturers web site is not responding.Does anyone where I can get spares?
 

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Your best value solution is one of the fine hardwood slatted tables sold in IKEA, that fold away for easy stowing. Looks very nautical. Mine has attracted admiring comments - even without offering a welcoming drink! Cost about £19 - you stain or varnish it yourself. Probabaly the only solution for tiller boats.

Anything in teak and tailor made, and proabably permanently installed on the steering wheel binacle will cost a fortune and get in the way, unless your cockpit is quite sizeable.

So why not try the IKEA approach first - not much to risk is it?

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If you don\'t want to pay a fortune...

Most cockpit tables are designed to fit on a wheel-steering pedestal. I guess your Mirage is tiller-steered. So look at camping/caravanning tables. Good catalogue to have is from Towsure (www.towsure.co.uk) - lots of kit at remarkably attractive prices.
 

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Thanks for all the good advice. We will look at IKEA, camping shops first before we venture into the DIY . Time is of the essence !

Julia
 

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Cheap, available and not too nasty

After searching for ages (wish I had tried Ikea) we settled for your standard plastic garden table from a garden center. The legs pull out and stow in clips under the top and we chuck it down the 1/4 berth with all the other rubbish. They are not all horrid white ours is a nice dark green which goes well with the deck paint.
 
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