These vessels tick the boxes for us but for the split cockpit
arrangements whilst passage
making. It is our intention to do the coconut milkrun through to New Zealand
from North America.
At times time on the helm
is required apart from self-steering. Although one can shelter behind the hatchway dodger
you are more exposed aft without a dodger
. Is this concern real or more imagined if others have completed passages with this arrangement? A temporary screen
of sorts that is quickly detachable may be possible for watches in the aft cockpit
? Some Baltics and Swans are similarly organised.