Here is an original report: Peter Graves is the owner of Sunbeam. I made a surprise visit when Sunbeam was on the grid for bottom washing so the boat was not at her tidiest but he kindly let me take the photos and to post on the Ohlson 38 site. Sunbeam is some thirty years old.
Peter completed Sunbeam from the barest hull. He installed all the ballast, gear and as you can see the deck and interior. He chose to extend, from the mast, the coachroof aft to have a larger interior and smaller cockpit. The wheel steering is directly over the rudder shaft. I think his choice of smaller cockpit, larger interior is very sensible for cruising. The gunwale is raised higher for a better foot rest and slightly higher freeboard. You can see his watch bench seat on the pushpit. It also serves as a fender board when rafting up.
The interior is very finely built in mahogany-finished iroko. The engine is installed further forward than in most Ohlson 38s with the standard large cockpit. The engine box makes a good watch position.
Peter has cruised Sunbeam from Ipswich area to circumnavigate the UK and cruises include Sweden and Bordeaux France.
Thanks to Peter for his courtesy.
Notes by carolus
Photos courtesy of owner