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Old 23-03-2009, 21:15   #46
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Old 23-03-2009, 21:52   #47
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Couple of points which have escaped the discussion.
If wanting construction to survey some authorities require WT bulkheads fore and aft of engine space which makes cc more expensive than aft only.

A CC is a better space for guests if used for charter - but needs an aft working cockpit.

Need to consider vision from aft cockpit if having both.
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Old 24-03-2009, 02:38   #48
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How is yours configured....any new pics.

I think the line can be blurred between center and aft.
My boats original configuration had no cockpit at all.
It had a helm with a single seat for one, right on the top of the canoe stern with your feet on the deck…..and the deck about 5ft off the water!
But man-o-man you could see every thing, and I never got pooped with any green!
(I’ve pooped green).

The problem was it was lonesome, we didn’t have any AP or vain so you spent plenty of time there.
Also there was no way to do a decent heavy weather enclosure.
The companion way was off set to one side of the saloon about 10ft forward. so in heavey weather it was a journey.

I moved the helm forward about 8ft and put a small cockpit around it.
I’m still as high as before so I can see good, but since I want to stand-up with out getting beened and have a semi permanent shade, I have to raise the boom and loose some sail area.

I sacrificed space in what was a big aft cabin and head.
But the raised saloon (bar to Chris) did’nt loose any space and still has a big galley and nav station area….this is something that seems to suffer in many of the center cockpit’s.

She’s neither aft or center.
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When seasick and/or drunk, it's easier to throw up from an aft cockpit

Nick will jsut love this one, pictures of our "new" boat. Wedding cake CC AND pilothouse. Don't fall out of your cockpit!! :P

CT41 Taiwan Clipper

Pilothose IS ugly though but this one is a snap on, so it will come off easily. As soon as we can afford a decent sprayhood it's history.

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Thanks for the link Hampus...she’s a hansom boat to be sure!
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Thanks for the link Hampus...she’s a hansom boat to be sure!
Congratulations.
Thank you! We'll see how she sails. Havn't tried yet We'll sail her home 1 May. Exciting! Up until now I've only owned and sailed aft cockpits...
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Nick will jsut love this one, pictures of our "new" boat. Wedding cake CC AND pilothouse. Don't fall out of your cockpit!! :P
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Pilothose IS ugly though but this one is a snap on, so it will come off easily. As soon as we can afford a decent sprayhood it's history.
I'll surprise you: I like Taiwan Clippers and all similar designs. I wouldn't even change the pilothouse; whatever you do, don't change to a sprayhood... keep the pilothouse!!!!!!!!!

I think many will understand that I can like this one but not a Hunter. I think a hunter looks more like an RV with side-tent than a boat but the Taiwan Clipper is like a real boat. That my personal preference is higher performance and modern lines doesn't mean I dislike traditional looks.

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I'll surprise you:
You did. I almost fell out of my chair

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