Hulls are finally fully glassed. Beams need sanding and epoxy coating.
I'm doing a sliding hatch instead of the standard design as I think it's a little more seaworthy overall. The opening is 20 inches wide and 25 inches deep. Dodgers will be installed over the hatches to keep spray out and allow some ventilation in the rain. I haven't decided how I'm going to make the dodgers. They will either by wooden battens bent over and glassed or aluminum square tubing welded up. The business next to me is a welding shop, so I'll see what kind of deal I can work out.