Cockpit Construction Progress
Construction of the cockpit continues. This work includes the traveler, cockpit sole “slope” modification, hatch opening, and mattress supports. To be clear, I’ve described each of these pieces below:
- Traveler – The traveler is used to change the position where the mainsheet connects to the boat. In my case, I’ve installed the traveler in the aft portion of the cockpit.
- Cockpit Sole “Slope” Modification -when I mention the “cockpit slope modification”, this is related to the change I made to the cockpit sole so it drains aft, rather than forward. To make the water flow properly, I had to modify the slope of the sole. When I mentioned
- Hatch Opening – I’ll be installing an aluminum hatch to access the area below the cockpit. I’ve framed out the hatch opening so the hatch will fit in place when I’m ready.
- Mattress Supports – The cockpit sole will have a teak grate installed that, when lifted, will be able to be create a complete platform in the cockpit. The idea is that when necessary, the entire cockpit can be turned into an outside sleeping area.
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