Wednesday, September 30, 2009


No building. But some thinking.

I had originally planned on building the standard / aft cabin. In fact I've already built all the flat vacuum-bagged parts specific for the cockpit, aft cabin, bunk, transom.

I based my original decision on thinking that I would maximize interior space. And our family  is used to an enclosed cockpit with seat backs. I remember describing an open transom -- "Why?" and "No!" were the responses.

I have visited Jay's aft cabin and like the interior space, and the family would like the 'enclosed' feel of the cockpit. But, at this stage I've decided to concede that I will be using the boat mostly for day sails and that I would enjoy sailing more with a larger cockpit. The standard cabin will be ample for the week or two of cruising in the summer.