Originally Posted by james kent
Now add a table rail outside so that the original table can be used for an exterior cook surface.
Actually I didn't mind making a new table top because particle board is so heavy, so I won't be hauling it with me. I'm a fan of the Colin Chapman "add lightness" theory of building.
Bryon, yes we've set it up as a bed, no changes there except there's more support for the outer edge of the foam. Yes, there is a slight reduction in access to the port side of the table. That was by design with a greater emphasis put on more mattress support. The table will never be set with a banquet for six so it's no problem to lift the outer part slightly and slide in. Based on our years of using a cockpit table on our boat I'd be surprised if we ever use the full table, no problem either way.