So, this is how it looks to date.
It's been a long haul getting this all done. You may notice their is no seating. I've ordered a couple detachable seats and ladders from Garelick (pictures below) to add in. I'm sure some of you are saying "WHAT, no seats!
But in order to grind the 16.5:1 winches one has to be standing. Kneeling over a seat at 25º just doesn't make it, especially with a weak back. Besides I can't think of any time I really lay down or sit for very long. If I do it's usually on the windward side (high side) along the bulwark or on the foredeck.
As for sleeping in the cockpit or single
handing at night, No Thank You!
Where I plan to take the boat (Philippines), one has to stay alert at night underway due to all the fishing
activities. One is bound to hit some fishing
rig if not on watch.
station will have a removable seat that sits in the corners P/S of the area. As well, I like
a large cockpit area for handling lines.
When I'm in port I will have a table that attaches to the pedestal
for outdoor activities.
The next thing to add is a dodger
I also will be adding winch
handle, cup and binocular boots along with line stuffing bags. All this junk will eventually shrink down the cockpit a bit more.
The ladders will go just forward of the pedestal
, which allows for a handhold in/out of the cockpit. And the seat mounting brackets will be between the winch cleats
and in the angled area leading into the gangway