Copyright 2022 - Woods Designs, 16 King St, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 2AT UK
  • production Strider 24

  • plywood Romany 34

  • lightweight 14ft Zeta mainhull

  • Strike 15 trimaran at speed

  • 28ft Skoota in British Columbia

  • 10ft 2 sheet ply Duo dinghy

  • 24ft Strider sailing fast

  • 36ft Mirage open deck catamaran

There are two options for the cockpit. This one has the wheel near the front so the helmsman has easy access to the mast.

But the problem is that the forward wheel is in a more exposed position (and there's the downdraft off the sails to consider). So an alternative steering position is aft

In this position the genoa sheets and mainsheet are to hand

The wing forms nice protected cockpit seats. This is a wooden deep V hull boat. The round bilge boat has an identical deck arrangement

The "wings" make the Mira saloon huge, it is 2.4m, 8ft wide

The standard accommodation layout has been arranged so that a live-aboard couple can live entirely in one hull, leaving the other free for children, guests etc.

But different builder have had their own ideas. That's not a problem providing the main bulkheads and beams are not moved

 

This photo from up the mast of a deep V boat shows the aft end of the boat

This photo from up the mast shows the foredeck area of a round bilge boat. Note optional catwalk to bows which makes anchor handling easier