I found the boat quite comfortable - the cockpit but, even more so, the boat as a whole. She seems to be very stable in the water
and we have sailed her in heavy weather
. Obviously she is not a racer
As you say she's huge inside and there is plenty of space on deck
. The cockpit is small, yes - but thst didnt bother me.
Not sure what you mean by small bilge
- I thought its pretty big as well! (I had the bilge pump
running for a long time last time I went out - and found a leaking stuffing box had filled up the bilge completely...
One (!) of the problems I have with mine are deck leaks
- I have had it looked at a few times and spend some money
repaitring it (due to the lack of time I have myself), but ....no success. So the inside is humid and wet all the time (This is Hong Kong) - which again makes the huge inside pretty useless.
But she's a great boat and we really enjoy taking her out.