Re: Cabin Designs
- That is a beauty all right.
The windows make for an open feeling in the cabin even though I suspect the occupants can't stand without stooping.
The other feature is the lack of a bulkhead at the rear of the cabin so it appears to be just a covered extension of the cockpit. That probably compromises safety in a knockdown or swamping from over the transom so I would be hesitant to put this on my Chebacco.
<snip>you might research the New Jersey-style summer cabin. This is basically a roof with open windows/ports that can be covered to keep out rain and spray.
> They have a nice example on display at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamcoop68/5422817501/ The boat illustrated is much heavier and beamier than your Chebacco.
> The museum has a host of material on catboats from the Delaware River and NJ seacoast.