Category «Cockpit»

Cockpit Drains are IN!

Well, entirely that is. The hose for the drains up to now has been temporary, just some cheap vinyl spiral hose. It has been replaced with more rigid “heavy duty” hose approved for bilge and under-the-waterline applications. All double clamped near or under the waterline. The hose has been mounted to the engine room bulkhead …

Engine Room Hatch is IN!

In the spirit of trying to cut as many holes in the deck before the rainy season starts… the engine room hatch has now been installed. Without such a hatch, should you ever need to quickly get into the engine room from the cockpit, you would need to scramble down the companionway, go through the …

Working with C4

No, not a new construction technique involving explosives… C4 standing for “Cockpit Coaming Crap Compartments” Whilst sailing in our little 28 footer the cockpit often accumulates various items such as winch handles, handheld GPS, handheld vhf, sunscreen, autopilot remote control, sailing gloves, and numerous half consumed bottles of water (the crap). The small boat has …