Saturday, 28 April 2007

The cockpit

The cockpit is relatively small. This is a desireable quality in an offshore vessel as there's less capacity to hold water, when a large wave washes over the deck. The tiller lifts up out of the way though, which maximises available space when you wish to recline in the cockpit with friends at anchor or in the marina.
Note the nice teak gratings too. They'll look a lot nicer, once Sonja has finished varnishing them ;-)
You'll also note the radar tower and the self-steering gear hung on the stern. It was something of a relief to discover that Fettler was already equipped with self-steering. Not a job I fancied repeating so soon after the last time (

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