Brent.. You have your tiny utilitarian niche, and good on you.. But denigrating this heartbreakingly pretty design does you no credit whatsoever. I seriously doubt there's going to be anything 'dainty' about this boat when it's done.. And equally sure there won't be anything 'coarse' about it either.
But Smacks right.. In the end we can only laugh..
Yes , how totally silly to suggest that an open backed dodger is not more comfortable that a totally enclosed, heated wheelhouse, with an inside steering position and a comfortable steering seat facing forward. Everyone knows that sitting outside, exposed to all kinds of weather is far more comfortable, than sailing from inside a heated insulated wheelhouse? How silly and laughable for me to suggest otherwise!
When I am sitting inside my wheelhouse on a snowy day with the stove blasting out the heat , and see a Perry design going by , with the entire crew in an open cockpit , dressed like Eskimos, and freezing their asses off any way , who is being silly and laughable?
If you are the ones in the open cockpit , go ahead and laugh. I will be laughing just as hard at you, probably harder, in my T shirt , as comfortable as any sailor can get.
Oops forgot. We are not supposed to post any useful suggestions, or information here. Only discussions on wine ( and display the mental consequences of indulging in it to excess) and post pictures of pretentious 'Style over substance" for purposes of self embellishment, and justification for exorbitant design fees, and other needless expenses , which sucker many cruisers into such debt, that they can rarely leave the dock anyway.