A Sailor’s Cockpit Enclosure—Part 2


In Part 1 I wrote about my conversion from a dyed-in-the-wool cockpit enclosure hater, to an enthusiastic convert, albeit with reservations.

But not to just any cockpit enclosure. Phyllis and I wanted a sailor's cockpit enclosure. Achieving that end was, as always with voyaging boats, all about compromises, mind set and details...lots of details.

And that's what this post's about, with lots of pictures of what we got right, and one or two of things that still need work.

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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