Originally Posted by Cotemar
looks very low to me. Near coastal yes. Offshore, may be not.
That's actually my last cat, and we only sold her to afford to purchase
I like all you desktop
sailors, who just want to blabber about things without 1st had experience.(not pointed at anyone directly)
I sail everyday for a living and have owned 3 cats, right now we have a P42.
Our dean was fantastic, we loved her so much I NEVER turned on the engines to tack, the inner stay does get in the way...but same on my p42.
The boat never slammed any waves....just slapped all of them. I was on a 76' cat and she slammed so hard your would think the bridge deck was breaking free from the hulls (actually started to ; ) also my p42 will slam violently...but never the little dean.
Also dean has protection from the elements for the captain
and a chair too "very important for crusing" (not my privilege)
Dean has 2x the galley
size....we brewed beer
and kombucha in 5 gallon barrels on the counter and still have 6' counter top on that side and 10' on the other to use.....try finding that in any sub 50' cat
She has skeg hung rudders, very easy to sail...holds he course with easy...small main so no weather helm
, huge mast head genoa
, so never need to break out the asymetrical.
No trampolines...better for yoga, and no water
Needless to say we loved our dean 365, and don't think there is a better boat for a crusing couple....especially for the money