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Old 22-03-2015, 10:07   #31
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Re: Headroom- how important?

Don't wear your heels in the boat, and you will have more headroom. At least it works for me!


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Old 22-03-2015, 11:11   #32
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Something I will be researching more, but, what are the typical headroom for modern production cats (Lagoon, FP Helia, Leopard)?

At 6'4", I could see headroom being a real headache.. Literally...
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The older you are, the more important it becomes....
+ This.

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.
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Old 22-03-2015, 23:26   #34
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Yes but some outfits just don't look right with boat shoes....
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We have 4 feet 6 inches of headroom. It is a real groaner. When underway, not so much of an issue. I know it is an extreme case. We are in our 60s.
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We have 4 feet 6 inches of headroom. It is a real groaner. When underway, not so much of an issue. I know it is an extreme case. We are in our 60s.
LOL.. know it well..
Headroom.. naah.. safer moving round on my bum at sea.. and when not at sea my boom tents up.. who needs headroom..??
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Headroom matters for comfort- don't know how it affects seasickness but why be hunched over and uncomfortable? I'm 5'3" and could probably jump rope in our Dufour 35 but my 6' husband sure lived the upgrade to a boat he could stand up in. Good luck!


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Thankfully both my wife and I fit in our little B24 (about 71.5” in the current configuration), but for me I need either enough headroom I can stand erect (and turn around), or short enough that I have to sit and scoot in… those with about 65” are maddening… not enough to stand, but seemingly configured as if you could, so I feel for the 75” folks in a 72” cabin…
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