Just to change the subject.....There have been threads before about cats for Big Boys and the 2 that stood out were the Maine Cat 41 and the older PDQ line. Both of these builders make a couple of different boats so you might want to take a look. You could get one used for your price range. BOB
hei Bob, yes, was looking at this ones, nice designs, but the Admiral doesn't like them
and there is no way i get my toy if she doesn't like it...
so the only design so far in this range is the Broadblue 345...
Personally, I think any 34 boat which offers headroom of 6'-6" is probably designed around the wrong criterion (I'm 6'-2"). Not that I like banging my head, but designing for that much headroom in that length of boat creates some pretty weird compromises.
muskoka, i do agree that it is a compromise and that 2m headroom in 32' is almost insane, but i banged my head so badly when i was younger, that i will for sure go for a boat where i do not have to duck all the time. what i really need is to be able to cook upright and to have a shower
from above, not like in some designs chest downwards
i am aware of the design limits, but this is a fun sports and if i cannot have fun then it isn't fun.
therefore i need to know if this boat is safe to take it across the Atlantic and Pacific every now and then to enjoy the med, caribbean
if it would not be safe enough to do so we would need to look further and may safe for a bigger boat. but that is the point, i don't want to be here in 5 years still looking for a suitable boat. hmmmm
but thanks a lot for your advises, very much appreciate them