As I've mentioned in a couple past posts, I have ordered a General Marine 22' from Stacey at General Marine. This will replace my current Ocean Scout pilothouse. The gelcoat was done today, along with the vinylester skin coat being completed, so I felt I should get this thread going. He is building my 22' as a commercial finish hull kit, and I will be finishing it over the winter. The unique aspect of this boat is that he will be building a fiberglass outboard bracket for it, and obviously keep the transom fully closed as a result. My understanding is that my boat will be the first CC 22 he has done with a bracket. The plan is that the bottom of the hull will be smooth with the bracket, essentially extending the the running surface. Once I get the hull, sometime around February, I will be building a center console pilothouse on it. The house will have a closed back, hard sides, sliding DSG doors on both sides of the house, and I plan on hopefully negotiating a head into the forward portion of the CC house, under the dash area. I'm pretty insistent on making the head work in there, so I'm willing to sacrifice the required deck space to make it fit. I really like the CB 23, and I think the sheer line is just perfect on it. I had full intention of checking a couple of them out as that was my first choice. I happened to have a free day, went up to GM to see the 22 he had in progress. When I saw how the molded foam filled stringer system worked, and that I could just set the deck on them and have it already pitched correctly and the water line set up correctly - I was sold. I compared that to having to build a deck structure for the CB23, and it seemed like a easy choice. The second factor was the extra beam bringing it to 9'. Since I'm doing a CC house, every inch of width near the door openings will count. I did not go there anticipating making a decision that day, but it happened. I know that almost any thread is useless without pictures, so for now I'll attach a basic sketch of what I'll be going for. Its just a quick sketch, not completely to scale, that I did one night when messing around with some ideas and angles. I think the house is represented a bit smaller than it will realistically look on the boat. I also would not use it as an accurate representation of a GM22 outline.. I expect to see photos of the progress soon and will post them when I see them. Anyone from the Merrimack on here?