Hatches and more.

With the hull and deck basically completed now, we are looking into the placement of all deck equipment. The majority of what we need has been delivered by Central Boating. Wynand has made the cutouts for the hatches. All cutouts have to be made prior to blasting the hull and applying the primer.

The first picture gives a view towards the bow. Through the port side hatch the anchor chain locker can be seen. There is a separation in the middle for the two anchor chains. I will use full chain for both anchors, about 80 meters of 10 mm chain each. My primary anchor will be a 25 or 30 kg Bruce or Rocna anchor. For the secondary I am thinking about a Fortress. They are light and compact in relation to their holding power, and I can use the Fortress anchor as a counter weight for the series drogue system I intend to buy.

The second picture shows the cutouts for the hatches for the aft cabin, and the sail locker.

The last picture shows the rudder of ‘Waratah’, which looks truly impressive. The rudder will be filled with oil, to prevent corrosion from the inside.

Meanwhile I have sorted out all the navigation, and communication equipment. I will post separately about this.


About Stranded Mariner

Marine Engineer and passionate sailor and cruiser, working in the marine business in China.
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