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post #7 of Old 07-04-2010
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Keep it closed, you are not likely to get water into the cockpit. We ran before a Force 10 storm in the Gulf for 36 hours in 50-60 knot winds and 28-30 foot seas and got no water into the cockpit.

s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
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