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post #4 of Old 07-04-2010
killarney_sailor
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A lot of water could go into the cockpit with the transom open. It could drain out quickly too, but would pull the stern down pretty quickly. If you had concerns about getting pooped it would be pretty easy to install large drains through the transom.

Can't see in the photo but how much depth is there between the cockpit sole and the cabin opening? This is a vital concern because it is more important to keep water out of the cabinthan out of the cockpit.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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