Originally Posted by Cheechako
I disliked the Pullman on my Hans Christian...The pullman was very stuffy in hot weather
even though there was a small hatch
Very good response, thank you! I agree they do look very cool. What model do you own? I don't believe jumping over my wife would bother me much as I'm fairly young and spry, however after the one-millionth time, who knows it might start to get to me
Being hot and stuffy is a concern since we live here in FL and plan on taking the boat thru the Caribbean
. Do you think a cowl vent would do the trick?
Originally Posted by SaltyMonkey
Yes I hear bad experiences with Pullmans at anchorage... Some ideas: Niagra, Gozzard 36, Estero: Island Packet
Great suggestions! I thought about the Gozzard 36 and Island Packet
Estero however both are out of my price
range especially the latter. Trying to keep as much money
in the Kitty as humanly possible. The Niagara 35 has given me some food
for thought. I haven't really researched this one as of yet and it looks like it has some very nice offshore features. As for the Bayfield I have mixed feels. On one hand I've always enjoy the sleek look of a clipper bow and it looks to be a solid boat but for its size and even the 32c they look to be a bit cramped inside, or is it just me? ... I'm also curious what other "bad experiences with Pullmans" have you heard through the grapevine?
Originally Posted by JK n Smitty
... It was one of the primary reasons we bought our Catalina
310... Especially when you consider that most cruisers spend 75% of their time at anchor
, not sailing.
Quite right! It is a major part of life and if you consider 1/3 of your life is spent sleeping and the other 2/3 of being awake depend on the first 3rd, then hell I want a good bed!! ... btw I'm glad you found your boat! For me the Catalina 310 might be a bit hairy in heavy offshore weather without some modifications however I imagine its a dream for island hoping and has a very nice interior
Originally Posted by satdiver
I recently sailed on a friends 37 Pacific Seacraft with this exact layout. I liked how open it felt below but privacy was difficult on the trip... Another massive pet peeve of mine with Pacific Seacraft is having the mast
right in the middle of the salon. I had a Hans Christain 48 for a while and one of the reasons I did not like the boat is the salon was obstructed by a support post. For long term living aboard
you will want an unobstructed salon IMHO.
Good points! I'll keep both in mind. I don't know if having the mast keel
stepped would be a deal breaker but then again I haven't given it much thought. I guess if it came down to it I would indeed lean toward not having an unobstructed salon. If you had a pullman style berth on your HC48 what did you think of it?