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  1. Randy Jones

    Meet Belhaven 19 - Clementine

    b Hello all, I thought it might be time to share the modifications to Belhaven 19 hull #3 that I purchased a few years ago. Yellow is the "before" photo (credit to Doryman, dory-man.blogspot.com) taken a few years ago at Hood Canal WA. The green photo (credit to Marty Loken, www.pocketyachters.com) was New Year's day 2018 at Rat Island near Port Townsend Washington. The name Clementine is a holdover from the yellow color and I'm sticking with it. Other than the obvious difference in paint color, you'll notice the cabin top is higher. Original cabin top was removed, front and sides scarfed and extended up about 4 inches. Cabin roof was replaced with a three layer 4mm plywood lamination without ceiling beams. The standard forward hatch was omitted to maximize the sliding hatch length. The result is full sitting head room inside the cabin and a comfortable spot to stand with the hatch open. It doesn't appear to have affected the boat's center of gravity or trim, but I admit that the extra height doesn't help the looks. I'm still messing with completing the control lines, interior paint, and wiring. Once I run out of projects I intend to replace the windows with oval framed fixed lights similar to the CS series in an attempt to pretty up the taller cabin. I may also paint a "hat" on the cabin top as a trick to bring the height down a little. I'm still in love with the boat and can't imagine a more comfortable 19 foot trailer sailor for tall people. Questions welcome. Build more Belhavens

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