On the original Bridgend Romilly there is a small, circular clear perspex window on the top of the centreboard case that allows you a view of the centreboard and the winch tape. This results in a sealed centreboard but the window can be difficult to see through especially if it has condensation on it. Some time ago David Collin described how he had removed the perspex window and replaced it with a small sliding hatch like the lid of an old fashioned wooden pencil case. This intrigued me so I asked David to send me photographs and true to his word he has taken the opportunity of fine weather to take the winter covers off and take some snaps.
I think that this is an excellent idea. Much more in keeping with the design of the boat than a perspex window and I may copy the idea on my own boat.