MELONSEED 13'4" - Built by Etienne Muller 2020 - Designed by Selway Fisher

With my lengthened foredeck, the fore bulkhead is 14 inches beyond the end of the cockpit opening, so a bulkhead hatch was always going to be too hard to get at. The plan was to put in a hatch on both sides of the foredeck, but on cutting the first opening it became apparent that the small space forward is easily accessed from this single hatch, so I left it at one. In case anyone is wondering, I had altered the plan locations of the forward deck beams when I installed them to give myself a bit more room for this hatch.

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