hey all -
Interested in what folks are doing w/ their cockpits & cabins.
I put on a prefab $300 bimini this last year and it was worth it - has to be installed forward enough for the mainsheets to go from port to starboard.
I pulled the house battery out of the locker and placed in a Battery Box secured to the seetee area directly under the electrical system of my boat - losing the berth underneath but gaining storage for sails, spinaker pole, grill, pop-top encloser - awning, etc.
The battery offfsets the weight of the motor - and allows easy access for recharging.
I also made a new cabin hatch boards from clear thick plexiglass, as well as splurged for the new front hatch.
I have pictures of the set up when the boat was still a mess - MobileMe Gallery