In researching how to best rebuild the companionway hatch I’ve been gathering samples of boats built with the same hull as Watari’s. Sparkman & Stephens design #2098 was licensed to several boat works, and each had a little different variation on the cabin. I’ve found a few with the same flush deck built as the SHE 30 and PJ 30:
I like how both of these boats have the engine control panel and some instruments mounted on the cockpit bulkhead. I’d like to move Watari’s engine panel there, and eventually a flat panel depth sounder. But I’d like to mount them higher than these two, above the level of the cockpit so there’s no chance of them getting flooded even if the cockpit is completely full of water.