Helm & Crew
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In many ways this was the biggest - and most expensive -
part of the whole project, but we were at least fortunate in being able to
start from a completely blank canvas rather than working around numerous old
systems and fittings as with most rebuilds of classic fifteens.
Again we copied the tried and tested Ovington layout as
much as possible, tweaking where necessary to suit our boat. The end result has
been very successful, with only a couple of minor changes needed in the light
of experience. All the systems work properly, and the layout of the cockpit is
probably simpler and less cluttered than any other Fifteen I have seen.
Rather than trying to describe each system in detail, some
of the main features are listed below, together with several photos of the
cockpit and decks from different angles.
Fitting Out Details
Finished - March
The start - weighing 2663 using a strain