Originally Posted by El Pinguino
The older you are, the more important it becomes....
I'm 6'2". I've done a lot of sailing on boats that I had to stoop in, or tilt my head
, and it has this creeping discomforting feeling. You don't know what it is, but something just feels wrong. Your body feels cramped, just generally uncomfortable. And then you recognize that its the stooping issue. That makes it marginally better, but it still erodes your sense of well being. Even dealing with it in the head
can be irritating, as it makes moving about in the small space a real PITA.
I agree that for day sails
and weekends it would be fine, but if you're over 50 and you're going to be on the boat for more than a few days, the lack of headroom will really start to get to you.