Re: Winter cockpit room on 54


Hi Nick,
I just redid our SM cockpit enclosure last year.  We got caught in a 3-day gale this Spring and stayed dry (some dripping where zippers meet at corners) and warm in 35-45 kts winds and torrential rains.  I also raised the Bimini top a few inches so I can stand up straight and see all around the boat.  I have similar side panels out of sun screen that lets air through but shades and cools the cockpit a lot and keeps light rain out.

The new Bimini is supported forward on two poles that attach to the dodger, and aft by the mizzen forestays and cap shrouds.  It stays up all the time for shade, but has two large windows to trim sails and allows wind to blow through the cockpit when the forward window is stowed.  It has made life in the cockpit much better in all conditions.

I can’t find my pics, will post some next time the enclosure is up.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy

On Oct 6, 2019, at 6:09 AM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hello fellow Amel owners,

On Amelia I have the curtain that zips to the aft end of the spray hood that keeps the front half of the cockpit dry. It works very well and allows easy access to the winches and to look at the sails whilst actually sailing. The watch keeper is also kept dry even when running downwind.<IMG_0988.jpeg>

Please see the attached photo.

I am considering getting the whole winter cockpit room made, obviously this would be great whilst in port or at anchor. My question is; how well does it work when actually sailing? 


Amelia AML54-019 still in Kefalonia

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