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Robert Clark, Classic Long Keel Cutter, Right Royal

[ Right Royal ] Sails and Deck Gear ] [ Cockpit ] Dog House ] Layout ] Saloon ] Galley ] Forecabin ] Heads ] Engine ] Specifications ] Refits ] Comments ]

Right Royal 
Sails and Deck Gear
Dog House


In spite of her low freeboard by today's standards, Right Royal's cockpit stays pretty dry at sea.
The original cockpit had low, vertical sides which were extremely uncomfortable at sea. They were replaced by higher, sloping ones which provide safety and a comfortable backrest even when the vessel is heeled. Winch bases are designed NOT to splash water into the cockpit when water runs aft along the weather side of the coachhouse, and the rubbing strakes limit the amount of spray thrown upwards.
The cockpit is of course self-draining. Its volume is small, since it is essentially a foot-well. The lower companionway slide can be left in place at sea without greatly hindering access below decks, giving an effective sill height of around 50 cm. 

We have never had water enter the boat through the companionway at sea, and very rarely more than a couple of litres in the cockpit well itself.

There are lockers in the cockpit sides for lines and gear, and a thoroughly ventilated stowage for two large gas bottles. There are small lockers for such items as shackles, and canvas pockets for small lines for seizings etc.

There is a double-acting bilge pump in the cockpit, and of course the throttle and gear lever.
The cockpit awning mounts on two portable posts forward and is lashed to the backstay and the pushpit aft. It does not foul the boom or mainsheet, so it can be used when beating to windward even in strong winds.
The compass can be mounted on either side of the companionway, and is unshipped when not in use. Its light can be adjusted in intensity.


[ Right Royal ] Sails and Deck Gear ] [ Cockpit ] Dog House ] Layout ] Saloon ] Galley ] Forecabin ] Heads ] Engine ] Specifications ] Refits ] Comments ]
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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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