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Old 08-01-2009, 11:53   #16
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My 6' 7" friend bought a Cal 2-46 many years ago. Its for sale here on the Big Island in Kona. I'm going over to help him rig his mizzen mast tomorrow.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:11   #17
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My 6' 7" friend bought a Cal 2-46 many years ago. Its for sale here on the Big Island in Kona. I'm going over to help him rig his mizzen mast tomorrow.
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Cal 246 would be an excellent choice IMHO. I delivered one to Hawaii from California many years ago. I was very comfortable in that boat and was impressed with it too.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:17   #18
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Hi Dave,
Good luck with your quest. As the Irish might say, your choices are going to be governed by whether you have a long body (in which case yoo need a higher cabin top) or longer legs (in which case you need a deeper draft). ;-)
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Old 08-01-2009, 15:29   #19
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Wow where else could you ask a question about a particular boat and the designer offers to answer specific questions !?

Mr.Perry the Passport is indeed number one or two on our list and I am concerned about the headroom in the galley as it is located under the cockpit, while I have you how about the numbers on berth lengths as well ?

I agree with most of you that headroom in cabins is not that critical, and most shower heads hit me in my chest even on dry land, but my wife really has gotten spoiled with a chef for a husband so being able to stand upright in the galley is a must.

Again thanks for all the info and advice
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Old 08-01-2009, 15:49   #20
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Wow where else could you ask a question about a particular boat and the designer offers to answer specific questions !?

Mr.Perry the Passport is indeed number one or two on our list and I am concerned about the headroom in the galley as it is located under the cockpit, while I have you how about the numbers on berth lengths as well ?

I agree with most of you that headroom in cabins is not that critical, and most shower heads hit me in my chest even on dry land, but my wife really has gotten spoiled with a chef for a husband so being able to stand upright in the galley is a must.

Again thanks for all the info and advice
The later Passports are a different animal from my earlier Passport. However, I have been in the later Passport 47CC.
PASSPORT YACHTS ANNAPOLIS

The galley has quite comfortable head-room. I believe that it is the same as the main-salon.

That Passport 47 is one fine vessel IMHO....anyone would be happy to own that boat and it would be a great world cruising vessel. That hull design is basically the same as my Passport 45 and the most comfortable that I have sailed.
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Old 08-01-2009, 16:01   #21
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If we are talking about the new 515 Passport cc then the headroom in the galley should be almost 6'5" and 7' in the salon. The owner's double B measures 6'8" on the drawing.
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Old 08-01-2009, 17:42   #22
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I'm 6'3" and recently purchased a sailboat. Headroom was a problem in at least 70% of the boats I looked at. I looked at many boats and finally chose a 1988 43' Morgan Classic. It is centre cockpit and has a huge galley, great engine room and tons of headroom throughout.

I'm sure some of the old salts will question whether you can sail it 'anywhere' but it did sail the Carribean for years and I have the utmost confidence in it.
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Old 08-01-2009, 17:43   #23
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Whoops, typo. That should have read 41' Morgan Classic.
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Old 08-01-2009, 18:40   #24
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Whoops, typo. That should have read 41' Morgan Classic.
I've seen Morgans all over the place. They're a fine boat....
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Old 21-01-2009, 14:59   #25
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Hi Dave,
pls keep me informed of your search for the perfect boat for tall sailors, maybe we can even make a list. I have seen the Hunters and they usually have excellent headroom depending on the year and model. Most of the IPY's i've seen have 6'5" headroom and a few models even have 6"9+.
Its so easy for the little people to choose from almost any boat as everything is made for their height, (including pants shirts doors, etc etc etc..)
I am planning a trip to the BVI this spring to take a learn to sail course so I will board as many boats possible (mostly with permission) in my quest for headroom.

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Old 02-02-2009, 22:51   #26
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I just got around to measuring ours:

Guest stateroom: 6'4"
Main Salon: 6'8"
Galley: 7'
Master Stateroom: 6'6"

All doorways are 6'2"
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i know ericson 35mII has 6'1" headroom and the formosa and other garden designs are very tall person oriented----my main salon has more headroom than height of any man i have ever seen--even my 6'8 brother........the galley is about 6'1 under the beams and more between them........
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Well look for boats where the designers have been are are tall. Some examples Bruce Roberts, Charly Morgan, Ted Irwin, Bill Tripp and William Lapworth. Usually when standing headroom is sufficient you may find at least one bunk suitable for your height.
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...I am 6'5" and my wife is 5'12"...
Uh... wouldn't 5'12" be 6'?
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As far as smaller boats go, the Bristol 24 had good headroom for such a small boat.
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