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Triton 24 live aboard and V birth.

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Created by corz 2 months ago, 31 Mar 2020
corz
9 posts
31 Mar 2020 6:46AM
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Hello to the triton 24 owners out there, I have had mine for over a year now and am planning on making some modifications to live aboard for 2 months next summer. My boat didn't come with a v birth so am interested to hear what those think of there's that have them and if it's worth the effort to put one in or not. There will be two of us and a dog.
Also intersted to hear if any body has some tips on making living in Board a small boat more comfortable.

Corey.

garymalmgren
467 posts
31 Mar 2020 7:14AM
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Photos of your current interior would help us help you.

Gary

r13
NSW, 301 posts
31 Mar 2020 12:37PM
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I am not an owner but good photos of another one here;

boatdeck.com.au/triton-24-3/

If you have 2 plus mutt wouldn't the mutt be up in the forepeak in a dog bed? In which case you wouldn't need to install the v berth? Assume you would use the 2 quarter berths which assume are both full length?

Living on board a small boat more comfortable..........only so much you can do on a 24 footer............avoid unnecessary junk on board would be plan A, and keep things tidy.

Yara
NSW, 1019 posts
1 Apr 2020 2:21PM
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r13 said..
I am not an owner but good photos of another one here;

boatdeck.com.au/triton-24-3/

If you have 2 plus mutt wouldn't the mutt be up in the forepeak in a dog bed? In which case you wouldn't need to install the v berth? Assume you would use the 2 quarter berths which assume are both full length?

Living on board a small boat more comfortable..........only so much you can do on a 24 footer............avoid unnecessary junk on board would be plan A, and keep things tidy.


Those photos are from a later version. The earlier version has a long settee berth, and a small fore-peak.



r13
NSW, 301 posts
1 Apr 2020 6:18PM
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So if Corey's is the earlier small forepeak model the question maybe is what size is the mutt? Whatever size it is a daily walk/run would be needed? Am sure all this has been planned.

corz
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1 Apr 2020 5:47PM
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Yes mine is the earlier model with long settte berth and one quarter berth. I'm not worried about where the dog sleeps. It's me and the mrs that I'm worried about. The settee berth is quite narrow.
Might have to stick to the quarter berth and folding the table down into a berth.

r13
NSW, 301 posts
1 Apr 2020 9:26PM
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So is it interpreted that you and the mrs will sleep in the 1/4 berth while fido will sleep on the folded down table joining the settee berth..........

Ok sorry expect not rather the other way round..............so mutt in 1/4 berth and you 2 in the saloon wide berth.

It is a serious question - we have 2 miniature schnauzers who insist on sleeping on our queen size bed with us.............try and dissuade them at your peril.............

See here it maybe is not all bad..............

www.petmd.com/dog/care/is-it-safe-to-sleep-with-pets

Many persons living on boats have mutts with them.................just a matter of planning..............and getting them on dry land for a good run...........


ReefMagnet
QLD, 18 posts
7 Apr 2020 6:15PM
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The Vee berth is very short and the head is also located there putting it in the way or otherwise awkward/embarrasing to use.

The table and seats should convert into a cozy double bed?? Bit of a pita to setup and tear down every night, but the best solution imo.



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