Originally Posted by jmh2002
Looks like a nice and interesting boat
I don't think I have ever seen a catamaran with a dedicated 'watch berth' on the bridge deck
- that's really unique (I looked the boat up online for more photos).
Seems like the boat might also be a good candidate for a 3ft / 1m transom extension too, to clean up the stern, add some waterline, and give you a nice swim platform there.
The Ďreading nookí as the owner calls it is unique as far as Iíve seen. Has a pass through window to the helm
so I think the idea is that skipper
sleeps there and whoever is on watch can always wake them easily if they are needed. We will see how it ends up functioning but I like the idea and think itís well executed.
I agree about the transom extensions, the thought has crossed my mind. I hope to own the boat for a long time so may be something I undertake a few years from now when Iím more confident about the design I would want. She has a masthead rig which is not typical for a catamaran these days so she does feel a bit different than the big mainsail
driven boats Iíve been sailing, this difference in design should effect things in ways I donít yet have a feel for.
The initial inquiry on this boat started 6 months ago so I have already had enough time to start overthinking everything
Thanks Gord, somehow I knew you were going to say that
Side note: I keep pulling older photos because all the ones I took with my phone
seem to be too large for the forum, I wonder if anyone knows an easy way to make them comply if working from an iPhone