Cockpit Research Snippet

Research continues…

As you may or may not know, I have very little sailing experience. In order to compensate for this lack of experience; I research. The research defines the guidelines for the design process. Here’s one example of design guidelines I’ve put together – the characteristics of a good cruising cockpit:

You can view more research, plus questions, project logs and photos about the cockpit here – Cockpit Project Page

3 Responses to Cockpit Research Snippet

  1. van diz. i hope this message finds you in a good space of boatness. i know it has been some time. i am hoping we can take a portland walk soon and talk of things. my post here is mostly to say hello, but also to show my support for your awesome persistent pursuit of this project. i will forever support this venture, and i hope to be a part of it in some way or another all the while. see you soon.


    Submitted by: Erik Elshire on February 9, 2011 at 12:52 am

    • Thanks so much Erik! It’s been a much longer process than I ever thought (that’s for sure!). But I’ve learned a lot about myself and about boats and I keep learning…so what’s there to complain about?!

      Submitted by: Andrew Van Dyk on February 9, 2011 at 12:57 am

  2. Andrew: Other than the ‘no thru hull’ for the cockpit drain _ I think the original Bristol cockpit does everything you wanted. I have 31 years and a bit over 6,000 miles with mine and have had no issues. I DID seal the cockpit opening to the ice box as I found it way too easy to stand on it and slip or slide into the ice box! A real ‘leg breaker.’
    Blessings, Dean

    Submitted by: Dean Aschenbrenner on February 25, 2011 at 8:51 pm


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