coaming profile Question

Posted by Craig Robinson on Nov 2, 2004

I'm starting to think about adding some foam inside my CH17 cockpit to make the fit a bit "snugger". The cockpit is HUGE and I am 6'3". When I am in position, my knees are a long way from the coaming. Apart from aesthetics, what advantages does the keyhole shape have? I am thinking that if I change the inner profile to remove the keyhole in my next boat I will have more room to climb back in a wet re-entry. By maintaing the outer profile, I can still use the same spray deck. Does anybody have any thoughts on this?