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Old 22-04-2012, 19:39   #31
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Re: Small Boats With Two Cabins

The Albin 25 Ak motor sailer has good headroom for 6 foot plus. An aft cabin with two quarter berths.
A pilot house and open center cockpit. With canvas enclosure.
A roomy forward cabin, with stand up head, vee berth, hanging locker, galley and table.
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Shallow draft. No centerboard or swing keel.
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I have one, 40 years old. Excellent hull. I have modified the accomodations though.
I also lengthened mine from 25 feet to 30 feet and made it double ended. I added 5 feet of foam filled bow from an Oday Daysailer II, to the transom, creating an aft cockpit.
I prefer anchoring from the stern.
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Re: Small Boats With Two Cabins

Like to see a pic of that addition.
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Here is a teaser pic of IntrepiDos after initial fairing of double ended stern addition. I have done more since, and have much more to do. I'll post a blog of the project, with photos, when I'm finished.

What do you think?

For a sense of scale, the steps on the bow ladder are 12 inches apart. I'm 6'1", and can stand up with headroom to spare in the fore cabin, and the pilot house.
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Here is a teaser pic of IntrepiDos after initial fairing of double ended stern addition. I have done more since, and have much more to do. I'll post a blog of the project, with photos, when I'm finished.

What do you think?
I like it. A lot. Looks great so far. Looking forward to blog. Thanks.
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Re: Small Boats With Two Cabins

Accomodation changes I'm making include, I'm moving the head to the aft cabin. For real visual, olfactory, and auditory privacy. Gives me more space in the fore cabin too. Just the Mrs. and me. Don't want two sleeping cabins. Why would I want a dog house where she could banish me? LOL

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...I'm moving the head to the aft cabin. For real visual, olfactory, and auditory privacy.
I love it! Never been a fan of the tight quarters in boats I've been on.
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Re: Small Boats With Two Cabins

I nearly bought one of those years back, can't remember why I didn't - probably planets were not aligned properly. or summit .

Always liked the look of them - IMO a canoe stern addition would look good .
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Re: Small Boats With Two Cabins

When you anchor by the bow, and sleep in the fore cabin, it's uncomfortable in a chop and noisy. Anchoring a double ender by the stern, makes sleeping in the fore cabin much more pleasant. Set the riding sail on the forestay.
An aft cockpit in a double ender also has convenient stowage for wet ground tackle. You are safe and secure down IN the cockpit, not balanced on the bow, when setting and retrieving anchor. Also, it's natural for boats to hang down wind on anchor, and back into the wind under power. Don't need to steer when picking up. Just be carefull you promptly haul in the slack, and don't back over the anchor rode!
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Re: Small Boats With Two Cabins

My wife and I had a 32' Yorktown (maybe 34'). The Yorktowns were made in a variety of configurations as they were "kit" boats. Ours had an aft cabin, with a separate head, but really small headroom, so maybe good for the 9 yo. We paid around $10K
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I think you'll find that even if you close the door on a cabin, the person in that cabin will know exactly what's going on in the other cabins

It's gonna be a small boat, no matter how it's laid out, even at 40 foot....

So maybe just something with sufficient quarter berths. You could always put curtains up for the kids berths (quarter berths), and usually the forcabin has a door.
Our aft cabin sailboat has a double bulkhead with the engine room between. The level off privacy is very good. With sound dampening in the engine room, not much in the way of sounds pass between the two cabins.
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