LUCKY GIRL Deck Profile
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This view shows how low the hull, deck, and cabin trunk really are. You can see the lifelines drawn in also.
LUCKY GIRL Deck Plan
For a special high resolution vector version of the above rendering in Acrobat format, please click this link:Deck Plan
One of my main concerns was that the boat be user friendly when I get older and less mobile. The side decks are wide and the cabin trunk is as low profile as we could design it.
The port seat locker is deep and also provides access to the engine compartment so I can access the right side of the Volvo 54 hp engine. The starboard side seat locker is very shallow since it is over the aft end of the quarter berth, and holds winch handles and other gear.
There is access to the engine through the two water tight hatches in the cockpit sole as well as through the port side seat locker. It will be possible to remove the bolt down hatch over the engine and pull it straight up for repair. I am hoping I can do most engine maintenance by just opening the hinged hatch over the front of the engine-change oil, belts, filters, etc. My Lancer 36 had one of these engine hatches and I thought it worked great. It provides great access to the front of the engine without disturbing the companionway. This hatch also provides access to the steering gear and auto pilot.
This drawing shows clearly how I plan to access the engine compartment and keep it away from the cabin interior. This is the most important feature of the boat.