Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Significant Modifications

In order to make the cockpit self-draining, I have to raise the sole (floor) of the cockpit (the yellow horizontal line in the drawing). I will add two scuppers with a floating ball stop in them (little black shape in the middle of the transom). Raising the sole necessitates raising the cockpit seats (shown in light green).

A side benefit of this process is that I will be able to enlarge the cutouts in the main/cabin bulkhead enough that crew can extend their legs well under the seats. This Weekender can then sleep two with adequate room, rather than "cosily" as the website describes.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Throwing My Hat over the Fence

I created this video to announce my intent to enter Kingsfold in the 2017 Race to Alaska.