Originally Posted by CaliforniaGirl
Aside from that entirely-too-large American refrigerator/freezer, it's quite an intriguing design. The designers insist that replacing the trampoline with a sundeck won't hurt performance.
I guess you mean the salesman insists... The designers are aware that solid deck
is heavier than netting and that weight in the bow section is not ideal. Not necessarily bad for performance but for pitching and for pitch
A couple of cats of the 70s followed this concept
and then it disappeared.
This garage door thing looks cool. But as you state it will break down sooner or later. And will it work reliably with the boat moving and flexing heavily in a building storm or will you have the saloon
completely exposed to the elements, possibly flooding the boat easily? Don't know...
Even if it works I doubt the door will be really watertight.