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coaming

Nautical a raised frame around the cockpit or hatchway of a vessel for keeping out water

Coaming

 

(1) A raised frame along the perimeter of an opening in the deck of a vessel (such as a cargo hatch, an entrance hatchway, or ventilating holes). On steel vessels, large hatch coamings are made in the form of rib-reinforced sheets or box sections. The height and sturdiness of coamings on the upper decks of oceangoing ships are regulated by registry rules.

(2) A door threshold on a vessel.

coaming

[′kōm·iŋ]
(naval architecture)
A rim placed on a roof or around a hatch, deck, or bulkhead opening to stop water from entering.

coaming

A frame or curb around an opening in a roof or floor, raised above the surrounding level to prevent the flow of water into the opening.

coaming

coaming
The edge of an open-cockpit aperture.
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The mainsheet track is just ahead of the twin pedestals while the two sets of sheet winches are well positioned along the coamings.
While the Raymarine plotter was somewhat hidden under the coaming in this layout, in another arrangement it could be on the pedestal.
Sail controls are laid out with hydraulic Harken winches beside the helms while the mainsheet track is neatly enclosed between the helms, running out from the coamings to the winches either side.
The steerer can comfortably sit out on the broad, smooth coamings to watch the telltales and when healed over foot chocks offer good support; while the walkway between helms is clear.
Shallow lockers on either coaming offer unusual but useful storage, probably intended for iPads or other tablets - increasingly popular aids for navigation.
The cockpit is long, wide and comfortable, with good angles and depths on the coamings and cockpit sides.
So they do have coamings and smaller cockpits (as required by the cruiser/racer rules) but the coamings have big cut-outs around the winches, and the cockpits well forward so the cabin is apparently no larger than that of a race boat.
The cockpit crew sit on well-shaped coamings with every control nearby.