Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SW Florida
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I get the complaint about vhf/nav/depthsound electronics in the nav station instead of the cockpit but on a smaller or in my case 20-foot boat with fairly small cockpit...I plan on keeping them down below and out of the way.
Weak and leak-prone stanchions are annoying I suppose...but they have kept me out of the water a few times for sure and my skinny and admittedly a bit poorly mounted ones have held me each time and I'm 230 lbs or so.
As for booms...boomless sailing is something I'm looking forward to experimenting with a bit when I get back in the water here in a few months...
Raked or angled forward rear cabin walls/bulkhead are stylish but make mounting hardware inside the cabin on this wall difficult and awkward.
Jib tracks mounted right down the middle of catwalks instead of on the upper side of the cabin above the windows or on the coachroof rims where they might be more out of the way and allow "closer close-hauling".Unfortunately the jib track bolts on many grp's also were holding the liner and shell seam together.