Originally Posted by Sailmonkey
But they would get in the way of the windvane!!!
And the mizzen boom!!!
This is so true! Our 1984 Camper - Nicholson 58 ketch
is traditional lines with long overhanging transom pinched down to 6 feet wide. Mizzen boom is beyond the transom. By the time you consider the life ring, life sling, grill
and transom quarter seats, outboard engine
davit and motor
bracket, lazerette access and aft cabin hatch
there is not a spot left. Forget about solar panels
We have to stow our 9-1/2 foot Carribe RIB
on the deck
ahead of the mast. It has to set cross-wise since there are three forward stays. That pretty well blocks access to the foredeck. Getting it on board is easy using the spinaker halyard withthe 15 HP Merc on its bracket. The only other option is on port or stbd side ahead of the mast and against the rail. This might mean tacking the dink if the weather