The deck after receiving 2-3 coats of WEST epoxy to harden and strengthen the surface was sanded with 220 grit paper then given a couple of coats of polyurethane varnish that contained a UV filter.


The front end of the footwell. The hiking strap and mainsheet block are screwed into a strong point at the back of the well. The RWO inspection port is to allow ventilation throughout the tanks when not sailing.


The back end of the cockpit. The hiking strap is secured to eyestraps screwed into mahogany blocks.

The transom pintles and rudder gudgeons were the original. The stern traveler is simply a 1/8” dacron cord tied to two eyestraps. The bullet block rides on a bow shackle. I firmly believe in the KISS system of rigging: Keep it simple, stupid!