Escape hatches

Each hull requires an escape hatch and rather than install them so that they extend beyond the hull exterior, it is suggested that a recessed flange be used to allow the escape hatch glazing to be flush with the hull.  These foam pieces will be glassed in place creating a rigid, flat  location to bolt the medium profile Lewmar escape hatches.

Engine comes out of it's crate.

Two brand new 3 cylinder, sail drive, diesel engines were removed from their crates.  Seen here is one of the Yanmar 3YM-20 engines. This particular engine is destined for the starboard side hull. For installation, I decided to just man handle the units in place through the cabin doors rather than cut and build flush hatches in the aft decks above boarding stairs.  If I ever need to re build them,  I'll just take the darn things apart and remove them bit by bit.