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With the aft cockpit finished and the focus moving further forward on the deck it was time to make a decision on the forward cockpit. For months we've been scratching our heads whether we should leave it as is or drop the cockpit floor to make it a more usable cockpit, give us the option to make it a more comfortable entrance and to 'use up' the dead area above the generator and engine inside. And so it began...
And then there was a giant hole where there once was a cockpit :-) As you can see the working area is all masked in on the inside to keep the dust at bay! Part of the original entrance/hatch will be re-used but moved further forward. And then a new cockpit floor emerged...
Once the new floor was glued, glassed and faired, the sanding started all over until it was time for the primer coat...
And now Peter is busy making all the required repairs, modifications and fitting the new portholes in preparation for the last prep before painting the last remaining gloss! So watch this space for some more pictures following in the next few weeks of a much better looking foredeck :-)