|Finisterra's dodger is taller than it needs to be|
|The cockpit is almost four feet wide between the seats.|
|I love the new-found space here!|
|The table is stoutly made with a nice welded stainless steel frame that includes a foot-rest.|
The table comes with a plastic lid that fits loosely on top.
Here are a couple of photos of the finished ground tackle system. It includes a chain stop mounted on a teak block and bolted through the deck, which was reinforced with a large backing plate. The chain is 200' of 5/16" type G40 spliced to 150' of 9/16" nylon 3-strand rode.
|The chain stop is mounted on the block to align it with the chain between the windlass and bow roller. Notice the shiny underside of the hatch. It was also made using an RTM process. The waterproof plastic box holds the handheld windlass controller.|
In Mexico the holding ground is varied, and we anchored in sand, mud and rock bottoms. In the lagoon at Barra De Navidad, the bottom is more like a black slurry than proper mud. In Bahia Santa Maria we spent five days anchored over a sandy bottom while 25 to 40 knot northerly winds combined with a strong southerly swell rolling into the bay, making it quite a lively anchorage. All the while the Manson did its job perfectly and I expect that the Rocna will do the same.