While sailing with Sergei and Tyler in Port Townsend, I notice several things about Serenity that I liked. One was the large footwell, the other was the Bimini. I left the Palooza Crooza with several improvements on my mind. The footwell and the Bimini were two changes I knew I wanted to incorporate.
Preston and I discussed the pro and cons and finalized our decision. Shackleton would get a footwell…and a large one at that.
I plan to add support to the existing hull to stiffen this area and add two round access hatches to the BH6-BH7 storage area. All this while not getting in the way of the prime real estate located between BH6 & BH7 that we utilize while standing to sail Shackleton.
Why so large? Well, have you met Preston and Bennett, my two sons? This should answer your question. Also Sergei had very positive things to say about Serentiy’s full size footwell. It preformed admiral during their capsize testing. Finally, if your going to open it up, why not gets some room in the process. Others prefer a small foot well, but after looking at Serenity, I knew I landed in the large footwell camp.