Engine Exhaust PortWith the steering gear and supporting framing installed, I was able to spot the engine exhaust port. With the boat being a center cockpit design, and the engine more amidships, finding the space to route the exhaust aft can be difficult. I have seen some Westsail 42's talke the easy rounte and vent out the port side. But we want to get the exhaust as aft as possible. I managed to find a spot about 12 inches above the (expected) waterline, while still keeping a gradual downward slope in the exhaust hose.
Mizzen Mast Compression PostAs with the main mast, it is a 3 inch diameter polished stainless steel tube. There is a wire chase slot on the lower end for mizzen mast electrical bits.
|Mizzen Mast Compression Post|
|Mizzen thru-deck Conduit|
Little PortlightsWe now have two 3 by 10 inch "mini" portlights mounted on the front cabin trunk. Opening these while streaming into the wind should provide a little breeze through the boat.
Forward Pocket DoorsThe forward doors up till now were just MDF templates to test out the pocket slide mechanism. They have been replaced by the 3/4 inch marine plywood versions cut for final fit as well as the half inch plywood face to complete the "pocket". The doors still need to be finished with the as of yet decided color and finish material (veneer? paint? laminate?).
|Fwd Salon/Fwd Head Pocket Door|