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20' Coho
Interior photos of custom wooden boats built to this design

Here are photos of the interiors and cockpits of some boats we have built to our Coho design.

Here we are in the cockpit of Ceilidh. She has the stock white bucket chairs, teak sole, and optional consoles aft of the cabin bulkhead. The owner went with the 12 coats of polyurethane varnish on all the exterior teak. Ceilidh looks quite elegant on this beautiful summer day.

Now we are looking into the cockpit of hang time. The Pompanette ladder back chairs and wood rimmed wheel are nice touches. We had Pompanette make the chair cushions from custom material, so all the cockpit cushions match.

You can see the optional consoles from a slightly different angle. The teak sole is our standard of 3/16" thick teak planks set in epoxy onto a hardwood plywood substrate. The black seams are graphite filled epoxy. No leaks, and no maintenance required other than washing. The background is not as pleasing as in Ceilidh's photo. Our shop is on the water and the area around a working waterfront looks, well, working.

Looking aft in hang time's cockpit. There are a couple of custom seat boxes with teak tops. A stock cushioned ice chest adds a seat. The canvas top folds down onto the splashwell bulkhead. A matching motor cover will keep that outboard hood looking new when the boat is stored over the winter. There's lots of storage space below those cockpit hatches. Unlike most production boats, the bilges in our boats are dry, yet accessible.

We built one of Ceilidh's seat boxes into an ice chest, Awlgripped the inside and put in a teak grate. The foam in the lid is enclosed in a varnished box attached to the underside of the teak seat top. These photos were taken during the Seattle International Boat Show, hence the piece of carpet on the teak sole.

We also fitted a good ski tow bit in Ceilidh's cockpit. The owner reports that the boat is fun to waterski behind. It's no tournament boat, but it's fun with a slalom ski. This just shows what we can do to suit your proposed use of the boat.

Now we are in Ceilidh's cabin, looking at the starboard cabin bulkhead. A custom engraved breaker panel is hinged to provide excellent access to the wiring. A small box above the berth holds a stereo, VHF, and mounts a reading lamp.

We are standing in the cockpit, between the consoles, and looking down at the teak sole in the footwell between the V-berths. A filler cushion drops into this space, making a 6'8" double berth. A Porta-Potti hides beneath the cushion that shows forward of the footwell.

In the cabin, looking forward, we see the hull framing, berth cushions and ceiling, and the anchor rode locker. The chain descends from a chain pipe located so that the chain will rest against a heavy "thump pad" and not bounce around or cause damage when the boat is running hard. The anchor is bowsed down in a stainless bow roller. The whole arrangement is very simple and effective.

In a boat, the ceiling is on the inside of the frames, not over your head. Notice the plywood berth ceiling panels on the inside of these frames. The temperature difference between the air and water, combined with this berth ceiling, creates a chimney effect between the frames which causes the air to circulate above and below the berth. This keeps the air in the cabin sweet and dry.



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We are located on the Snohomish River in the Pacific Northwest, about 20 miles north of Seattle.
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