Acorn to Arabella: Fitting Hatches and House Tops

Steve and some helpful friends with sailing experience are in the Acorn to Arabella boathouse this week to help determine the best placement for some important parts of Arabella. With the sealed and varnished deck beams in place, they can lay out a few options for placement of the house top, the mizzenmast, and for the hatch and main companionway. Having seasoned sailors give feedback on where these important pieces should go while they can adjust and relocate them is important. The designs have been modified over the years by other Atkins builders, but without a lot of practical sailing experience to call on, Steve looks to experience for direction. Check out today’s video of the week with Acorn to Arabella. Enjoy!

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