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10-26-2010, 05:06 PM
I have seen them all over the place but now I've been looking for 2 days and can't find it.
I need a picture of the wooden cockpit of a sailboat. This picture will show the seats ,either port or starboard and also the back part you might lean agaist.
Now the important part.
The wood must be beautiful and the corners where the side boards meet with the "back"board will not just meet but be bent so they meet up and continue on around from tthe side to the back ,,,,maybe it will have a little scroll work in each rounded corner or maybe on the top of each rounded corner.This is the finish work you will see on Beautiful boats such as an old Herreschoff or Alden,,maybe a cheoy lee or a Concordia.it could be made from Mahogonay ,cherry or teak.But no matter what it must be a graceful turn.....

I hope some one here can help me out. Paul Pless and Dick Wynne from London and Snow from N.Z. have already tried and while they are on the right track ,the pics they have are just not the "piece of art work" .
Having spent some time on Hinckleys I have noticed it there often of the SW 42 and SW51 but I can't find a pic..
Come on Bilge rats ,,,please give me a hand !


Paul Pless
10-26-2010, 05:22 PM

10-26-2010, 05:30 PM
Behold, the MacGregor 26 ...




I'll be damned if that ain't art!

Paul Pless
10-26-2010, 05:34 PM
go here: http://www.spirityachts.com/

Check the gallery for the Spirit 54, otherwise known as James Bond's yacht.


Paul Pless
10-26-2010, 06:05 PM
I remember that too Donn. I wonder if it was French & Webb*, that built the cockpit.

Something like this.


* steven corrected me

Paul Pless
10-26-2010, 06:22 PM

10-26-2010, 06:38 PM
There was a feature in WB several years back, on a woodworking shop which was building a huge custom cockpit for a sailboat. While it looked out of place in a shop instead of a boat, it was one of the most gorgeous pieces of woodwork I've ever seen.

French and Webb: Woodenboat – Oct. 2000 – issue #156 – “Just in Time – Building ANTONISA’S Cockpit”


10-26-2010, 07:50 PM
NOw isn't that pretty !!
I need to send it to a machine shop who will delete some sheet metal on some equipment I am ordering and my carpenter will replace with this !! nice check out stand at the grocery store,huh?

Thank you allfor the pictures They work quite nicely !