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Old 09-02-2009, 13:49   #31
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The boats in this mag all have great headroom! I can't afford any of them!

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Old 09-02-2009, 16:06   #32
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I'm 6'4" and I have found that a Mason 44 has lot's of headroom. I think ~7'. Also, it appears it will take one anywhere they want to go.

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Old 09-02-2009, 18:14   #33
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Originally Posted by Québec 1 View Post
The boats in this mag all have great headroom! I can't afford any of them!

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There is the answer!
Problem solved.
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Old 09-02-2009, 18:38   #34
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You are getting plently of information on headroom, and clearly state your need for a high galley. When looking at your shortlist, you may want to put as much emphasis on the length of berths, height of shower, etc.

Twould be a great shame to have to sleep on the floor ...
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Old 09-02-2009, 18:56   #35
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Im 6ft8 let me know!!!

Hi Im 6ft8 and am looking for a singlehand cruiser and have not found one.
I got the same problem and it sucks because im almost forced to rob a bank in order to pay for an expensive boat. But my desire to go cruising for a year will not be stopped by those extra inches (lol). anyway I cannot be of a lot of help now but if i find one I'll let you know and hopefully you can do the same. Just wanted to let you know that you are not the only one.

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Old 10-02-2009, 04:46   #36
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Welcome to the forum. I have no idea what boat will give you 7' headroom. However, if you buy a boat that you like that is close to 6'1'' or 6'4". You can modify it with a pilothouse or higher deck cabin. The glass work is not hard but you do want a professional marine shipwright to do it. It would be a shame to hold off on your dreams if you can get a boat for $ 5000.00 less then you want to pay and put the $ 5000.00 into a new cabin top.

I wouldn't think it would cost you much more then that unless you are looking at $ 100,000.00 boats.

Here is a link to a pilothouse 30 footer,
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:45   #37
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How much time are you going to spend standing up inside the boat? I am also tall and just tilt my head down when walking - when I stand in one place (gallie)I open my legs to make me shorter, if your only looking at cruising a year - dont worry about it- not that many years ago many yachts had less head room and people just ducked a little more-

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