Flying Fifteen – The NZ Console-less Cockpit…

Here’s the final article based on Graham Brown’s rethought 3166…

No more Central Console

    • With the removal of the central console, the boat is now a pleasure to sail.
    • No more going aft around the console when the helmsman tacks (digging the stern in)
    • Easier fore and aft crew movement when the conditions change.
    • Sail adjustments are easier in all conditions

generally easier movement throughout the boat. Especially downwind.

  • No bumping into or tripping over that ‘bloody’ obstruction.
  • Better boat trim and weight transfer in the boat.
  • More space for the crew, especially when sitting on the cockpit floor.
  • Reduction in weight.

(Thanks to Graham Brown)

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