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Date Posted: - Monday - 12/24/07 - 1:52pm
Author: ben millett
Subject: cockpit
In reply to: Ben 's message, "cockpit" on - Monday - 12/24/07 - 1:38pm

I am not sure if this is the exact question that you are asking, but the previous owner of my boat "Dream Weaver" took the cockpit out and made it a flush deck. The advantages as I see them are 1)a large area that can be used for any number of things 2)I have a hydrylic wheel hooked up on the port side of the cabin, just next to the mizzen mast and an excess panel to the rudder post to which I can easily attach a full size tiller. The boat does not have an emergency tiller it has to steering systems that work equally well. A valve in the hydrolic line makes for easy release of the hydrolics. 3) My fateher sailed around the world in a flush cockpit boat and again half way in another boat that he made flush. His experience and beleif was that the water would not pool in the cockpit and more room to work. The main disadvantage that I have heard is that you are not as well protected from the elements and seas. This may be true but we have canvas that protects the cockpit well enough. If you are interested in seeing what the cockpit looks like let me know and I will see what I can do.

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[> [> [> Flush deck -- Mike M-40 #61, - Thursday - 12/27/07 - 10:56am

Thanks Ben, I would like to see pictures if you have them. I have never set in a cockpit unless it is a day sailer. By removing it, I can add the area to the fuel tank. I have already bought a taller mizzen to raise the boom. A guy in Florida offered me a new Edson hydraulic for my worm but, after talking to the Edson tech, I think I am going to keep the worm. I might have to install a longer rudder post to get it high enough. I really like the hull design of the Mariner and hope to make it more user friendly. thanks for the info.

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