A Virtual Tour: the Cockpit

As we make our way on board, I would ask that all of you please remove your shoes and socks. The Kitty Hawk is a strictly bare-feet zone! Thank you for your consideration.

Please watch your step as we move down into the center cockpit. When we are not sailing, we often use it for both a dining and living room. On your right is a set of steps – these lead to the galley, main salon, and forward cabin.

On your left is the entrance to the aft cabin, our master suite.

As you can see, the steering wheel can be easily removed from the helm and stowed out of the way to allow more room.

Right below your feet you’ll notice a hatch. Let’s lift it up…

Now you have a great view of the Kitty Hawk’s engine room, a.k.a. Jack’s office:

Love that Cummings 4-B 3.3 Diesel…you don’t have to prime it!

Check out our home-engineered watermaker control panel and the freezer’s keel-cooled compressor:

Before we leave the cockpit and venture down below to the aft cabin, Marietta would like to demonstrate how to steer the boat.

Notice the use of her tongue. This is an essential aspect of her steering technique.

Once again, thank you for joining us on the tour. We welcome you to follow along when we proceed to our next stop!

About Oh, the Places We've Been!

In 2008 I married Jack, the love of my life and the only man that could ever keep up with me. Instead of the nice little French Colonial with a white picket fence, we opted to make our home on the 46-foot catamaran "Let it Be". Since living on a sailboat we've had two kids and sailed thousands of miles along the coast of Central America, the United States, the Bahamas and currently Baja California. Our family of four is always ready for the next adventure and we’re never quite sure where it will take us next. Oh, the places we still have yet to go!
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6 Responses to A Virtual Tour: the Cockpit

  1. Kathi says:

    ahhhhh, brings back memories of the day Nicole and I caught huge King Mackeral from the cockpit on a passage from Cayos Cochinos to mainland Honduras.

  2. Tom & Gloria says:

    We continue to enjoy your posts. The tour ranks as one of the best.
    Tom & Gloria

    • Oh, the Places We've Been! says:

      Thanks! Megan is a good encourager … she is constantly on me to write write write! She has done a ton of work on the blog so I can’t take all the credit. Thanks for your kind comment.

  3. alyson says:

    Love the pic of Marietta. Too cute!

  4. Rose Godfrey says:

    I agree. Tongue protrusion is an integral part of the endeavor.

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