Originally Posted by careka
And i dont like that the aft beds is like they are, then you have to climb over each other. i like the beds in 380 better.
I agree, however it looks like the owners bed
is Square, and if that's the case you would have the option to use it either fore and aft or side to side as shown. I wonder if its a king? Your guest would just have to deal with it.
After looking carefully at the layout, it would seem the support pillar for the mast
would end up on or near the corner of the kitchen (galley) counter.
If moving the mast
aft helps performance and reduces hobby horsing then I am all for it. I am very interested to see how performance compares to the 380 and 400. The main being smaller is a good thing, It is hard to believe they are taking such a different approach unless it would provide some significant advantages.
They are not the only Cat designers to take this approach. FreeFlow has an interesting design and their take on it is here,
you will need to go to the 66 - design briefs - rig and sails
, to see what they say about moving the mast aft.
I am glad to see some different approaches. I will let others try it first and if it does not work out in reality then I have lost
nothing. Either way it will be very interesting to see.