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.