Our only preview was from a hole in the fiberglass stand for the head, and the corners of the beam hidden behind the settees. After deciding the beam was going to be replaced we had to figure out how to actually do it. One owner we talked with told us how he removed the whole pan from the head to the forward stateroom. That seemed like a lot of work to me and after looking it for a long time, we decided to go the other direction and make our cut in the main salon area.
If you have not read this book, love adventure, love sailing, are in the middle of any kind of project, its a must read! Enjoy!