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Old 17-08-2014, 14:15   #1
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28' Offshore Boat with 74"+ Headroom?

Been through a lot of lists, but not all touch on headroom.

So far I'm liking the Vanguard 32 with it's 76" headroom, but am wondering if there is a 28' with lots of headroom.

I am 74" tall, and have experienced "roofs" with low overhead for long duration and it bugs the heck out of me.
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Old 17-08-2014, 14:36   #2
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Re: 28' Offshore Boat with 74"+ Headroom?

Watkins have good headroom. Ok depending on what you mean by "offshore"
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what you mean by "offshore"
San Francisco to Hawaii for starters. Then Australia or New Zealand. Possibly circumnavigation.
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Old 17-08-2014, 15:31   #4
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Re: 28' Offshore Boat with 74"+ Headroom?

Deaf Sailor,

Jim suggested to another tall man on CF the other day, to look for a Columbia from the 70's, seems that they had more than usual headroom.

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Tahitiana 32... We love ours... 75" headroom... and she can handle the weather!

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Re: 28' Offshore Boat with 74"+ Headroom?

Look at a westsail 32.
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Re: 28' Offshore Boat with 74"+ Headroom?

28' AND offshore?

Hmmmm.

Someone said Westsail 28.

I remember visiting a Vancouver 27 and she seemed adequate headroom too.

In our boat I do not have standing height anywhere else than ... the hatch area.

Provided the hatch is open ... ;-)

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Re: 28' Offshore Boat with 74"+ Headroom?

My Bristol 31.1 has 76 to 77" headroom.
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Old 17-08-2014, 18:58   #9
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Re: 28' Offshore Boat with 74"+ Headroom?

Ok, here is one that is close,Pacific Sea Craft 34, 6 feet 4 inches and a true blue water boat.
If budget is a issue, Allied Princess at 36 feet.
Off shore is the main issue with 28 feet, as large cockpits and head room in smaller boats come with their own issues.
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Re: 28' Offshore Boat with 74"+ Headroom?

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Jim suggested to another tall man on CF the other day, to look for a Columbia from the 70's, seems that they had more than usual headroom.

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That was me. Here is where I have found allot of height information on some of the boat of that size.good-old-boats-list Also found out that some of the pilot house models have even more head room. found one that had a cabin height of 6'5" but I don't think it is a boat to be crossing oceans with, at least I wouldn't. It was the Nimble Kodiak. I think I saw that the KONSORT 29 DUO (WESTERLY) had a cabin height of 6'4" too somewhere. I have it worse than you do, I am 78" tall.
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Re: 28' Offshore Boat with 74"+ Headroom?

Wrong side of your journey for you I suppose, I am told the Swanson 28 has a good deal of headroom. Can't be certain of that, but I guess you'd never find one on your side of the ocean.

Maybe a trip FROM Oz to somewhere else...

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Re: 28' Offshore Boat with 74"+ Headroom?

I've done some looking around (by googling terms like "pearson trition headroom" etc) and a boat I really like is the Rawson 30.

The only bummer is they seem rare, and some were kit builds.

Thanks for all the responses so far! Since I'm a few years away from obtaining a boat, wouldn't mind keeping the thread going.
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