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Old 10-05-2016, 09:24   #16
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Re: Center cockpits under 40ft?

The S2 is nice. Many other good suggestions. I believe there are some Gulfstar smaller than 40.
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Re: Center cockpits under 40ft?

I would go either for the Irwin 38 or the Najad 36
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Catalina/Morgan 381 126 made between 1992 and 1999
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Re: Center cockpits under 40ft?

I second the thought of the Irwin 38' CC. The inline queen makes me think the young one might be better in the v-berth with second head.
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S2 9.2c (so far the winner)

What can you guys think of?
Since the 9.2c is the frontrunner, how about the 11.0c or the newer S2 35cc?
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Warrior 35.
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Re: Center cockpits under 40ft?

Surely the Endeavour 38 (centre cockpit version) has to be the cat's pyjamas for the sort of voyaging you propose!

ENDEAVOUR 38 CC sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

The more you look at the arrangements, the more you come to see how apposite they are! If QC Sound and Hecate Strait get a little too brisk for you, it wouldn't be difficult to fit a "hard dodger"

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Old 10-05-2016, 10:58   #23
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Go a little bigger. The Robert Perry designed Freeport 41 is the best layout and most space efficient center cockpit I have seen to date. Shoal draft and consequently not the most efficient sailboat but shoal draft and comfort have their own positives. Besides if you're headed up or down the Inside Passage you'll generally motor about 85% of the time!!
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Re: Center cockpits under 40ft?

I am going to go a little above your size point and suggest that you look at a Pearson 424. This is an aft cockpit boat with two companionways so that the master can be private when desired.

Keel is internal lead encapsulated so no keel boats.

80 gallons of fuel and a 150 gallons of water.

They come in sloop, ketch and cutter configurations with two layouts. The below link is the most common and the one I described.

These are solid boats with large cockpits, wide side decks, great galley and a huge stall shower. They have sailed pretty much everywhere.

These can be bought in the 70k range. Note that Pearson also made a CC version called the 422 but more money.

My avatar is hull #1. I had hull #75.

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Re: Center cockpits under 40ft?

There is actually an irwin 42 (me thinks) CC ketch in Seattle for 9000$ that somebody took under a bridge and de-masted.... More than likely without insurance because there was no survey done afterwards, more likely than that, to quote the great Admiral Akbar, "it's a trap"


As far as the dog goes, having a 55lbs high strung high energy bird hunting dog (hungarian viszla) running around the cockpit and decks in a frenzy over any seagull or jellyfish or stick or whatever.......................................... .....,......I'm OK with him not being able to get in the way of sailing operations on his own free will. I sail a cal-20 with him, I take him fishing in my sport boat, I make a bed for him somewhere in a hole, and he comes out to say hi, be social, and goes back to his hidey hole, he is a good dog, and we have been on many adventures......but....I....am......really.....rea lly....ok....with him not being able to get in the way. He gets in and out of our friends Catalina 42 and causes problems in that just fine, I'm not too concerned. He even figured out how to climb the ladder to get into my cal-20 when I'm working in it when it's on the trailer to come and say hi and spill my beers.

As far as building an enclosed helm for a center cockpit, bingo! Po man's motor sailor.


Considering that 6 months ago I was pricing out a CHB 34 trawler, I could get the same bang for the buck with a S2 9.2c with a quality made hard top dodger and hard sides, and get a fully functional dry protected coastal cruiser for protected water ways that would serve as an liveaboard to go back and forth between Washington and Juneau so the wife and kid can be up north with me and her friends while I commercial fish in the summer months and head south for the winter. Leave May, home by September.

I love sailing, but by no means am I a die-hard or a purist. I really like center cockpits because they use ALL of the boat. They seem very utilitarian, and practical.

I use the S2 as an example, but sure seems hard to beat for the price.
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Re: Center cockpits under 40ft?

Chinook, if you're okay with the dog issue, I think a CC is a good way to go. I myself sail a CC with a dog, so I just thought I'd give you a heads up on the topic in case you hadn't thought of it.


IMO CC make great family boats because you get a lot of accommodations for the money. We are like you, two adults, one dog and one kid (for now) and we love having the big, standing head room aft cabin all to ourselves, with a sky light/hatch to boot.
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Re: Center cockpits under 40ft?

Of course, I am a bit prejudiced.... the S&S Nauticat 40, pilothouse is a nice boat for your area.
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Catalina/Morgan cc 38, has everything and sails great
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Re: Center cockpits under 40ft?

We are also looking for a center cockpit boat with the added requirement of an island bed in the aft cabin. That kind of limits the field. We will be in Tacoma also going to the Puget Sound. Suggestions?
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I am going to go a little above your size point and suggest that you look at a Pearson 424. This is an aft cockpit boat with two companionways so that the master can be private when desired.

Keel is internal lead encapsulated so no keel boats.

80 gallons of fuel and a 150 gallons of water.

They come in sloop, ketch and cutter configurations with two layouts. The below link is the most common and the one I described.

These are solid boats with large cockpits, wide side decks, great galley and a huge stall shower. They have sailed pretty much everywhere.

These can be bought in the 70k range. Note that Pearson also made a CC version called the 422 but more money.

My avatar is hull #1. I had hull #75.

http://www.pearson424.org/images/layouta.jpg

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What is the thing on the wall that looks like a periscope at the 121 mark in the video?
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