Copyright 2017 - Woods Designs, Foss Quay, Millbrook, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1EN, UK
  • home built Flica 37

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  • lightweight 14ft Zeta mainhull

  • Strike 15 trimaran at speed

  • 28ft Skoota in British Columbia

  • 10ft 2 sheet ply Duo dinghy

  • 24ft Strider sailing fast

  • 36ft Mirage open deck catamaran

The Eclipse interior feature standing headroom, with three doubles bunks, a big galley and heads compartment. The interior can be modified to suit your own requirements providing the main bulkheads are not moved, but please ask before making major changes!

These photos are mainly of a strip plank cedar home built Eclipse

I made my saloon table slightly differently, as it was a "draw leaf". But it proved very expensive and time consuming to make, so although it worked well I wouldn't recommend it to others. The advantage was that you didn't need to move your legs when opening the table right out, nor take 'stuff" off the table when folding it

So this shows my table in the shut position

and this when it's opened out

which gave a lot of space, for Christmas lunch for example

Headroom in the saloon seating area is often limited on smaller catamarans. The two at the back are both 6ft2in tall (1900mm) so plenty of room for all, even for a game of dominos in the San Blas

Each aft bunk is a comfortable double with good sitting headroom and plenty of storage for liveaboards

Forward of the bunk is a standing/dressing area with a "proper" vanity unit, seen here in the closed position

and folded down

In the starboard hull is the galley with a bunk forward (most builders fit a fridge under)

an eye level oven fits under the seat backs, above, and below on my own Eclipse

Note lots of storage for both small and big items

The heads compartment with shower is in the port hull. Note this builder separated the two, I prefer a more open plan

Although most people now use chart plotters a chart table is still really useful, even if it is only used as an "office" (just visible bottom left) On the other side of the companionway door is a wet locker and a seat used for putting on boots/shoes. Doubles as a battery box

This is full size with chart storage in the drawer. Instruments fit on the top shelf, inside, yet visible from the helm, note sliding window