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Old 12-07-2008, 18:14   #1
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Tired of Kneeling at the Galley Stove

Does anyone have recommendations???? I am 6'5"+ tall....I am looking for a boat that is good in light air for coastwise cruising. I suppose $75,000 is the limit for now. I would prefer a smaller boat to a larger one. I can go on with specifics.... like I like lots of wood inside with very little on the outside, I like fin keel spade rudder boats but hate IOR designs. I think an Ericson 41 is a very nice boat on the eyes. I think a Kettenburg PCC is very beautiful, if the boat were lovely and had standing headroom in the galley I would take on a full wood boat. I would go to the opposite end of the spectrum and take a flat out racer like a Davidson 44 which does have the headroom in at least on of them, I value a boat that is built to be sailed first and lived on second... I only need to be able to stand at the galley sink and the stove.... I sit most everywhere else....
If anyone has a list of boats with exceptional Headroom, please forward it me
Thanks so much....

and headroom does matter, after several solo 1,800+ mile passages and lots of long distance cruising,,, I am tired of kneeling at the galley sink

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Old 12-07-2008, 18:34   #2
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She is out of your price range, but scores a 10 out of 10 on your other, comfortable and almost 7' of head room in most of the down below spaces. Our son, who is 6"4" lived aboard with us for 3 years, and has a very modest number of noggin knocks! Check her out!
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