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    Posted: 05 September 2018 at 23:34
Hi,

I'm looking to tear out the wall and a couple of frames that divide the 2 cabins up front as I have the 445 charter version. I contacted Hanse to make sure taking them out won't cause any structural problems but they don't seem to answer questions (I have sent qs on 2 othet occasions)
My understanding is that the charter vs owner versions are built the same but frames, doors and walls are added to the charter one.
Has anyone done this or has any input on the project?
I believe a crowbar and a power-saw will get the job done...

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Hello, I own a 385, 2 cabin version and played also with the same idea to put in the third cabin. all fixing points are in so it must be feasible. The only thing is, if you look to the production process, the walls and structures are build up before the deck is put in place and almost all structural panels are " squeezed " between the deck and the hull.  There are many ways of doing this and where creativity starts beautiful things are created. For the moment i did not start and i strongly believe this will not affect the stiffness and structure of your boat if you do this in a professional way. If you really go for it i would like to receive some pictures to follow the process.
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Adding a wall should not cause any structural problems.

My problem is removing them. They are installed very solidly

Still havenít found a good answer to my question.
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I'm convinced that you just take out the walls and doors and that's it. The structure will definitely be the same so the rest is just woodworking on a nice looking bed and covering some connection from the old layout. That's it. I wouldn't bother at all!

Good luck and enjoy your new roomy cabin!

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Removing without cutting it in pieces will be impossible, in my opinion, seen the original panels are squeezed between the hull and the deck. They are in place before the hull is closed. If you find another way i would like to learn seen i looked to the future installation in our Hanse and no way to take the old out without cutting it in at least 2 pieces.

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You are right. It will not be possible to take them out in one piece. Also the door openings and the companionway doesn't allow more. 
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Hello tdh;

I would love to see pictures of what you find and to read a description of it.  I have been considering the purchase of a 445 and will do the same thing if I start with a 4 cabin version.  
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