Since the advent of the Global Positioning System of navigation (GPS), I have not found much use for the chart table on Britannia. Most of our passage-making navigation is done on the Raymarine multi-function display on the helm pod, then transferred to a paper chart roughly every hour. The table was only used to store things which didn’t have a permanent home, and as a desk for my laptop when at anchor, or tied up somewhere.
Considering that the chart table and seat took up nearly forty percent of the length of the port side saloon, it was not a very efficient utilization of space and I decided to do something about it.
It turned out to become a rather radical modification..