30 years ago I bought a 40' wood hull
, it had 4 sister boats and I went to see them. Then did my thing.
is the only place to be on a washing
machine sea! (Wind over Tide) my boat had a big bluff stern, so I made that the Saloon
set athwart, ( seats 8 at a push) I put a 1/2 floor (up 3 steps) in the cockpit
covering the engine
, then, covered the ceiling and turned it into a wheel
house with port and aft access, floor access to engine
going forward S'B access to bosun locker and Engine, batteries. fwd, port side double cabin
, port single cabin
, fwd port WC, fwd again to bow double cabin with anchor winch
NB: I must say that you need to get the Tanks
in first, we have 2 x Water
1 x Fuel
and 1x Waste. All the Batteries are very low, but, not so low that you lose engine start with the boat 1/2 flooded cos you hit a shipping
container, also battery
runs are kept short. steering
ydraulic to wheel
in Wheel and direct above deck
I experience a lot of boats by working as crew to many of the old boys who sailed short handed.
If I get too tired or need a break, I back my jib
and tighten my main, and relax, cos with a big long keel
my lee way isn't a problem.