The good thing with this cleat is it retracts when not in use, to avoid the above mentioned problem, and sore toes. Also visible is the almost flush anchor locker hatch fitting.
The jib traveller will consist of a Ronstan series 19 track on the carbon traveller support, with a double set of small shacle cars (RC 11902), each carrying a Ronstan Orbit 40 block. The sheet will be led from one cabin top winch via a block lashed to the deck, trough the first car block, the Series 55 OrbitBlock at the clew and the mirrored route on the other side. This will give a 2:1 purchase and the possibility of furling the jib with sheets untouched. Also, trimming the jib will be possible from any side winch (freeing the other one for screecher or spin). The traveller will be placed as low and close to the mast as possible to maximize sail area, and will pass between the mast step and the raised daggerboard.
I made up blocks of light foam as moulds for the traveller brackets and laminated them in situ.
The brackets will be bolted trough deck, in order to accomodate mast step and daggerboard removal. The mast rotators will be attached underneath the brackets.
The fore deck area from tack (in the hole) to clew positions. In the background the heating cabinet I put up for the rudder moulds, they have been repaired and after cure they will receive last sanding finish and high performance mould wax.
A look into the heating cabinet...
One mould half ready for final preparations.
I also made a sturdy raised frame/flange for the aft cabin hatch. Hatches leak, there is as I understand a universal understanding of this fact, but the leaks can be minimized by for instance making sure larger amounts of water will not collect at the seal. Also, I really maximized the cut out for this hatch with regards to the limitations provided by the designer, so I wanted to at least strengthen the perimeter of the cut out.