A Virtual Tour: the Aft Cabin

Please be careful as we step down into the aft cabin. There is only room for a couple of people down here at once, so take a quick look and then move along so others behind you can see.

The aft cabin is where my husband, our son and I sleep. It is a very comfortable bed and even comes with a soothing rocking motion built right in!

Behind the couple of drawers you see below the bed, you’ll find the rudder post and steering quadrant, cables, pulleys and hydraulic auto pilot components and the engine exhaust hose.

Beside the bed is Jack’s navigation station. Some of what you are seeing here is a VHF radio, Ham radio, navigation computer, GPS units, and paper charts for backup.

On the other side of our bed is the closet. Jack and I each get a shelf and Marietta and baby Jack share the bottom one.

Now we get to the really interesting part – the head! As you can see, it looks a lot like any other bathroom, with a shower (that’s especially nice when we have hot water):

A sink:

And a toilet:

There is a specific procedure you must follow when using the facilities on board, but we’ll discuss that more when we get to the forward head.

If you’ll follow me back up and across the cockpit, up next we will be going down to check out the galley. Stay tuned!

About Oh, the Places We've Been!

In 2008 I married Jack, the love of my life and the only man that could ever keep up with me. Instead of the nice little French Colonial with a white picket fence, we opted to make our home on the 46-foot catamaran "Let it Be". Since living on a sailboat we've had two kids and sailed thousands of miles along the coast of Central America, the United States, the Bahamas and currently Baja California. Our family of four is always ready for the next adventure and we’re never quite sure where it will take us next. Oh, the places we still have yet to go!
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10 Responses to A Virtual Tour: the Aft Cabin

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  2. Kathi says:

    If an old gal like me can master the flushing proceedure, I suppose anyone can. I’m just thankful there is a cheat sheet on the wall.

  3. alyson says:

    Was so excited to see the new post. I wonder how many people would be horrified with the “lack” of closet space or space in general? I personally love it!

    • Oh, the Places We've Been! says:

      It actually works really well, with only 2 pair of jeans and a couple pair of pants it’s never a huge decision what to wear. The “cramming it in” part comes when we get to the galley, how to fit 6 months worth of food in all the little nooks and crannies!

  4. Audra Sue Allan says:

    Wow…so glad to catch up with you! !! Oh how our lives have changed. ….can’t wait to see more!!! And your a mom….:))!!!!

    • Oh, the Places We've Been! says:

      Hi there Sue, great to be in touch again. Was thinking about you the other day and our interesting work days in the ER. Hope all is well with you. Drop me a line when you get a minute, would love to catch up on your happenings.

  5. Jo Crews says:

    That was a very interesting tour. The only thing I did not think was big enough was the closet where the clothes are kept. Otherwise, it looks great.

  6. Pingback: A Virtual Tour: The Main Salon and Galley | Oh, the Places We've Been!

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