www.EasternYachts.com, "Mistress" Fantasi 31/32 Lying Dumbarton, Scotland
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The cockpit has large, mahogany coamings and seats. Useful fiddled areas seen on the coachroof are protected from the weather by the sprayhood.
The cockpit well is sheathed with GRP and self draining by design, with access hatch above engine; large aft and port-side lockers, butane gas locker starboard side; helm steering, pine laminated wheel, with specially installed (1997) helm-to-rudder steering mechanism, designed to give sensitive feedback from the sea, with autopilot operating a second steering pump coupled in parallel [see Practical Boat Owner, Dec 1998, p.116 (but note, first paragraph is not my wording, DF, but is editorial licence!)].
Sprayhood has two extension sections giving full cockpit cover when anchored or lying alongside.
Teak binnacle with compass; x-section mainsheet traveller afore binnacle. Two bronze high grade genoa sheet winches (with winch handles that operate within cockpit) and two Lewmar staysail sheet winches; self-tailing deck winch for foresail furling line; new Marlow coloured sheets and lines.
The emergency tiller in place
The hydraulic mechanism has an emergency bypass valve and a fitting in the rudder stock for the use of an emergency tiller.
Cockpit instrument panel below spray-hood has Navdata linked to Garmin GPS (Starpilot GPS also installed), echo sounder, Silva log speed/distance and Silva wind speed/direction instrument.
A useful (mahogany) cockpit table fits afore the binnacle.
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