Over the years we've made various minor alterations to Bluebird, most of which are shared here. We hope you find one or two good ideas you can use or adapt for your own boat.

Cockpit Reading Lights

Probably one of the simplest additions we’ve made to the boat.

The main cockpit lighting consists of an LED strip light on the rear edge of the folding roof. This works well but when sat reading on the rear bench seat facing the light the page of the book is in shadow.

To make it easier to read when sat outside of an evening, we bought a couple of LED powered bicycle lamps and fastened them to the canopy support above our heads. These work off a couple of AA batteries and because they’re LED’s they last for ages.

Because the bench seat also converts to a double berth, anyone sleeping in the cockpit also has a handy beside light.

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