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A25 table attaching to aft cabin door

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cmoffatnc1
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A25 table attaching to aft cabin door

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Could someone do me a favor and post a photo of the aft cabin door metal piece and the metal piece on the table and how they join? We don't have the piece for the door but want to have one fabricated and we also wonder about the orientation of the piece on the table, looks like it might be upside down. Thank you.
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Re: A25 table attaching to aft cabin door

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Here's our cockpit 'table', a varnished teak veneer plywood board inherited from previous owners that doubles as a cover for the opening next to the main cabin door that on some boats is where a fridge or icebox lives but on our boat serves as storage space for spares etc. On ours the table board originally attached on top of the narrow wood strip screwed to the aft cabin door via pins on the board that dropped into holes in the wood strip. That tended not to be a stable connection, so I changed it to where I installed s/s 1/4-20 threaded rod on the under side of the wood strip and secured the table board with wing nuts as seen in this photo.
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We never liked the original dining table/fill in board as a dining table for the main cabin. First, it was wobbly since front end is a pipe that goes in a socket and the aft end is that "leg" you see in the brochure photo, and second it was hard to squeeze past the edges.

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What we found that works better is this Wal*Mart folding TV dinner tray that fits nicely between the settees in the main cabin or in the cockpit and doesn't wobble. As a cockpit table the Wal*Mart tray folds up flat & is easily moved aside without blocking access to the aft cabin. Also they're only $22.

Before we put our boat up for sale, we used that stock dining table only as the fill in board to make the settees in to a double V berth for sleeping.
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Here's a similar setup on Mike Almvig's boat (also listed for sale on on Seattle Craigslist & the Swap/Trade/Sell page) but using the stock V berth fill board as a dining table table as originally intended.
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Re: A25 table attaching to aft cabin door

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I refer to my posting of 2017. https://albinowners.net/aog/viewtopic.p ... 504#p66504
where there are pix of our simple table with explanations of how it fixes to 2 locations for different purposes.
Holding the legs in place was tricksy but overcome with a couple of small chainlinks screwed to the legs and the underside. Remember to put non-slip feet on the legs.
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Re: A25 table attaching to aft cabin door

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Our table has this aluminum bracket but the other half of the bracket that was attached to the aft cabin door is missing. Can someone share a photo of what that bracket looks like? Thanks.
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