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Casey



Joined: 02 Nov 2003
Posts: 890
City/Region: The Villages(FL)
State or Province: FL
C-Dory Year: 2006
C-Dory Model: 23 Venture
Vessel Name: "Dessert 1st"
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Calling all Cape Cruiser/Venture Owners.... Reply with quote

I'm thinking of cutting-in some storage hatches in the V-berth area on my Venture23 (Cape Cruiser). I know several C-Dory owner's who have made this modification and love the increased "deep storage."

At issue is a slight change in how the CC23 is made. There is a smallish compartment on both sides of the portapoddy area, and that will really impact the available storage space (if) I begin cutting.

My question is: have any Venture/CC23 owners made this modification, (any pic's would be GREAT) and if so what did you find below the V-berth surface. I know there will be foam to cut-out, but I want to make sure the space gained would make the project useful. Need ideas, so I'm putting the Idea to the C-Brat Brain Trust!

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Casey

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NORO LIM



Joined: 24 Apr 2008
Posts: 470
City/Region: Olympia
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2006
C-Dory Model: 23 Venture
Vessel Name: NORO LIM (sold 12/12/14)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question, Casey. I'm also interested to know if anyone has undertaken a project like this.
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Will-C



Joined: 21 Aug 2007
Posts: 2032
City/Region: Doylestown
State or Province: PA
C-Dory Year: 2008
C-Dory Model: 23 Venture
Vessel Name: Will-C
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Calling all Cape Cruiser/Venture Owners.... Reply with quote

Our 2008 Venture has three compartments under the berth area. I'm away from the boat at the moment. I will do a sub album on Venture storage next week.
D.D.

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ghone



Joined: 13 Aug 2008
Posts: 1175
City/Region: Nanaimo
State or Province: BC
C-Dory Year: 2011
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Kerri On
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Casey. You must be in LM. Good for you. Check Pacific Wanderer album. Ross has huge bins up there. His is an '08. I can't recall if it came that way or he opened it up. I will look. My 2011 cd 22 has the 3 hatches with no foam. Big area we store clothes in bins and a spare prop books and music cd's. Tool kits on centre. Spare line for locking thru. Gotta sawzall?! Cheers and welcome home. Say hey to Rich. You guys fixed the economy ok. Well done. See you soon have fun. George and Carolyn CoolSmile
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Tim & Dave Kinghorn



Joined: 12 Jan 2010
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City/Region: El Dorado Hills
State or Province: CA
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 23 Venture
Vessel Name: Sound Venture
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Forward Holds Reply with quote

Hi Casey!

Ours is a 2006 venture, and we are in the process of opening up the areas under the forward port and starboard areas under the berth.

There is considerable room for storage. Under the port side there is the 2" water inlet to the water tank which passes through the forward portion and is buried in the foam. Both sides were filled with foam, and it is a bit of work to dig it out.

As I'm in Sacramento, and I won't be back up to Seattle for a month or so, I can't add the pictures at this time.

A big thank you for pointing to the water tank as the source of the water intrusion under the decking. I haven't had a chance to check the tank, but I almost certain I'll find the cracking around that fitting that you discovered.

Tim and Dave Kinghorn

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