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Old 26-02-2012, 12:44   #1
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Looking for a 40'-42' ketch with 6'6" head room

Hey,

Just joined the forum. I have owned a couple of boats, (a 38' center cockpit dufour and a 48' foot center cockpit Corcker Ketch), neither of which had enough head room for me.

I am currently building a steel design with lots of head room, but it is taking a lot of time and I am thinking about buying a sailboat to hold me over till I can finish mine.

I am 6' 3" in stocking feet.

Any ideas on a production blue water cruising design that has at least 6' 6" of head room in the main cabin. Center cockpit is desirable but not necessary.
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Old 26-02-2012, 12:55   #2
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Hey,

Just joined the forum. I have owned a couple of boats, (a 38' center cockpit dufour and a 48' foot center cockpit Corcker Ketch), neither of which had enough head room for me.

I am currently building a steel design with lots of head room, but it is taking a lot of time and I am thinking about buying a sailboat to hold me over till I can finish mine.

I am 6' 3" in stocking feet.

Any ideas on a production blue water cruising design that has at least 6' 6" of head room in the main cabin. Center cockpit is desirable but not necessary.
I'm 6'4" so understand the issues!

Check out the Endeavors and Gulfstars. Can't remember which make/model, but one of them has a 6'7" headroom IIRC.
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Old 26-02-2012, 13:19   #3
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Re: Looking for a 40'-42' ketch with 6'6" head room

Island Packet 465 or 485, both have about 6'7" headroom and are center cockpit. Down side is that they are pricey.
If you are looking for used and affordable, I know of an older (1975)42.5ft Irwin ketch for less than 60k in Fort Lauderdale. Many improvements and upgrades, and well maintained.
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Re: Looking for a 40'-42' ketch with 6'6" head room

I'm also 6'3" with or without the socks and I do well with 6'4" headroom. Why do you need the extra space? I stay off my tip-toes and don't wear shoes or leap with excitment below! 6'4" headroom is common in boats 40'+. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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C&C Landfall 48 - lots of head room!
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Re: Looking for a 40'-42' ketch with 6'6" head room

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I am currently building a steel design with lots of head room, but it is taking a lot of time and I am thinking about buying a sailboat to hold me over till I can finish mine.

I am 6' 3" in stocking feet.

Any ideas on a production blue water cruising design that has at least 6' 6" of head room in the main cabin. Center cockpit is desirable but not necessary.
Hi Bowdipper, have I got the perfect boat for you; a Grampian 34. I know it's smaller than you are looking for, but it is a centre-cockpit ketch AND it has 7 feet of headroom in the salon. Not exactly sure what the aft or forward cabing height is, but it can't be much less.

Even better, I just happen to be selling one Check it out: www.elysian.ca
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I'm also 6'3" with or without the socks and I do well with 6'4" headroom. Why do you need the extra space? I stay off my tip-toes and don't wear shoes or leap with excitment below! 6'4" headroom is common in boats 40'+. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Captforce, can you list a few?? I've been trying to find models that would have at in excess o 6'4" for ages, and that is a dimension (along with berth length), that just is not very easy to come across.
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hmmm, intriguing. Pretty small. Is it trailerable?
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Captforce, can you list a few?? I've been trying to find models that would have at in excess o 6'4" for ages, and that is a dimension (along with berth length), that just is not very easy to come across.
Maybe my mistaken assumption that it's common. I moved to my Morgan 41 and fit like Cinderella's slipper without a search.
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hmmm, intriguing. Pretty small. Is it trailerable?
You mean the Grampian 34 I assume. She has a 10' beam, and is 12,000#, so it's not what I would call a trailer-sailor, but I suppose you could put her on a trailer.
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C&C Landfall 48 - lots of head room!
That's a bit pricey but it is a beautiful boat. Thanks
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I'm also 6'3" with or without the socks and I do well with 6'4" headroom. Why do you need the extra space? I stay off my tip-toes and don't wear shoes or leap with excitment below! 6'4" headroom is common in boats 40'+. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
I plan on going to the west coast eventually, so shoes are a must. Plus I have hit my enough. I just want some buffer. lol
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I plan on going to the west coast eventually, so shoes are a must. Plus I have hit my enough. I just want some buffer. lol
I had to laugh at this thought that shoes are the proper attire on the West Coast. I just meant that I didn't take shoes below! I often find shoes necessary on the East Coast too! I do understand the "buffer zone"!
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Re: Looking for a 40'-42' ketch with 6'6" head room

"Steel boats are never finished." would be the sad reflection of many steel boat builders.

I'm guessing that your steelie is largish, and you've just about built the hull, deck and cabin.

I'd also be guessing that for about the same cost as buying an older fibreglass boat you could get the engine and ballast into your project and get launched.

In about the same timeframe and cost as buying you may be able to get going, only with an unfinished boat.
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I had to laugh at this thought that shoes are the proper attire on the West Coast. I just meant that I didn't take shoes below! I often find shoes necessary on the East Coast too! I do understand the "buffer zone"!
Yeah, that did sound kind of silly. I was visualizing people on the East coast hanging out in tropical South Florida, in shorts, flipflops and tanktops. Pacific Northwest sailing is significantly colder. lol
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