Excellent points. I have been in a large ship during a storm and imagined being waaaay down there in those waves and its a scary thought.
I'm just trying to figure out what part of current
cruising cat design is functional and what is form. If you design a cat at its simplest you start with say a small hobie cat
and you are thinking about hull design for speed and control etc. A cabin
has no part in it so it seems that decks can often be made with far more flexibility.
For example, if the cabin
were made lighter could it not be larger ? I see 50 foot cats with cabins only 20 feet long with 30 feet of wasted deck. I understand the deck needs to be accessable but larger, lighter cabins (35 feet) ? Would that affect the design and safety
I'm ignorant of cruising cats so please set me straight.
- cruising cat owner wannabe