|Here is a typical table installation with the removable drop-leaves in place|
|Finisterra with the table removed. I used the existing mounting holes to install a teak footrest.|
|The pedestal is handy when we're underway. The GPS is mounted on a swivel so it can be seen from anywhere in the cockpit.|
|The new table measures 15.50" x 24.00"|
I found a nice piece of teak at my local hardwood supplier. It was about 9 inches wide so I cut it to about 25 inches long and edge-bonded two pieces together to make a single piece. Then it was a simple matter to round off the edges and attach a folding leg to it.
|In this photo you can just see the bolt that I used for a pivot. The table is attached to the underside of the wood part of the pedestal with a pair of stainless steel hinges.|
|I drilled a hole in the bottom of the leg and epoxied a stainless steel pin into it. It sticks out of the bottom about half an inch and fits into a hole in the footrest.|
|Table in the folded position.|
When underway, the table is folded down and secured to the pedestal base, leaving the cockpit wide open. It took about 12 hours to make and install the table, not including the varnish work.