Following Building a “sofa” today I did some finishing off. The back doesn’t go so high (more storage space to come) and one end of it is now retained (the other end will have some form of retainer, maybe elastic, when we figure it out). There is now a support in the middle for the backrest, it slots in and out so can be removed for sleeping. When using it for sleeping in harbour the spare backrest parts will probably hang below the storage at the outboard side.
It takes just seconds to switch between sofa, harbour bed and sea berth.
Adding padding to the backrests/lee boards is a really low priority at the moment.
Once we do the chainplates above this area we can sort out insulation, lining, storage and painting. However, we have to do a similar job dismantling the port side first.