Cockpit Roof (4)

Outboard of the main roof beam are a couple of extension pieces joined by aluminium strips inside and out. The first iteration had GRP cut out to fit around the hand rail but just like the original roof it cracked. Bottom right you can see another roller fitted to the outer section of the beam. … Read more »

Cockpit Roof (3)

Over the winter lockdown I kept redesigning the roof in my head. Because the cabin roof is curved and the top of the windscreen curved (though not the same curve that’d be too simple) it would look weird if the cockpit roof was flat. But if it’s curved you can’t hinge it across the middle … Read more »

Cockpit Roof (2)

For quick exits to deal with locks I don’t need to open the roof right back so the original idea was to make it in two parts with a hinge right across the middle under a neoprene strip. That wouldn’t work though unless the middle of the roof was supported on something, otherwise it’s just … Read more »

Cockpit Roof (1)

I last posted something on here in December, with a comment about doing a bit of wood work. What I was actually doing was making new side windows for Seren’s cockpit. But then we were banned from visiting boatyards and the weather turned cold and wet so nothing much happened for months. So before I … Read more »

Lockdown 2

I don’t promise to write every day, we’re on day 3 already, but here goes. Wednesday, Lockdown -1 we had dinner at Sarah’s, probably the last well see of them this month, maybe the next one too. Thursday; it begins. I’ve decided, at least until I get stopped by the Police, that driving solo to … Read more »


I haven’t posted for a (long) while but many (OK, two) people have asked how the greenhouse roof will fit so here’s an update. Our downsized house has a small garden, made even smaller by a previous owner extending the house. For serious gardening Linda has an allotment but she wanted a greenhouse at home … Read more »