Originally Posted by David M
Nice looking boat..nice layout.
Has anyone put a helm
on both the inside and outside?.....seems this could be the best of both worlds. Inside when it is nasty and outside when it is nice or one needs to do some maneuvering alongside the dock
Chris White has a helm in the forward cockpit
Chris White is one of the great multihull
designers around in my opinion, and his boats have also heavily inspired the Gunboats. Look at a Gunboat from the front, and you will see what i mean. The Atlantics have a great reputation as fast comfortable cruisers.
The boat I'm designing, the Nordic
49 foot bi-rig cat will have 3 helms, forecockpit, aftcockpit and inside. It's alot more engineering, but should give the best of all worlds. I'm adding fixed windows in the coachroof above the inside steering
position so you can see the sails
. My forward cockpit is wider than on an Atlantic, so this means I don't get the 2 bunks on the bridgedeck, as this is where any waves will hit.