Originally Posted by RKsailsolo
Sailor A; I like the 38. What's it missing vs. yours?
RK, I loved the cockpit
of the new 38 even more than mine, but I am partial to the double wheel
. It also made for easy walk on through the transom. As I plan to live on board, the question I asked was "Where do you store the bulkhead". To me, having the flexability of open concept
was nice when it was only the two of us, but what about when guests showed up? I was told to store them in my garage!
I live in Canada
the Caribbean. Geographically speaking, I do not have easy access to my garage. So while the open concept
might look nice, not really practical for my needs. The only option I would have is to leave the bulkhead in place. So why have a removeable bulkhead I can never remove?
Aside from cosmetics (my wife is not fond of this colour of finish) there is a lot of wasted space. There is almost a foot between the back of the stove and the bulkhead. Again I asked why? Answer... sightlines!
Really? On a boat? They have done some things really well with this model but they are trying to make the interior
into a Condo without thinking about the practicality of extended cruising
. Give me the interior
of my 381 with the cockpit
of the new 38 and you really have something.