I thought I would start a new thread for Ferro
owners, one that was easy to find and fresh with new messages. There are other great threads on Ferro
boats if you search for them.
I just launched my boat from the yard last week and I love my cockpit
conversion. I have some photos posted of it but I should update them I guess. I completely ripped out the wood cockpit
and went against all conventional wisdom and built an aft cabin
instead. The result is very good, fun, comfortable and looks good and balanced. My deck
and main house is cement as well so the aft cabin
addition is the only wood structure exposed to the elements (except for companionway
and hatches). My boat is brighter, more airy, roomier, efficient and practical. The new cabin serves as a seat, deck
and lounge with protection aft with a sternrail and to the sides are the mizzen stays and foreward is the raised coach roof. I can literally walk from my headstay in a straight line to my sternrail.