Have you sailed a Leopard?
I agree that those windows are aesthetically inferior to the sexy lines of an FP... Personally, I think it still looks nicer the lagoon
Strokes & Folks.
I have sailed a few Leopards, and I can't honestly ever remember noticing the louvered windows under way. They are well placed and whilst they must have caused some kind of obstruction, I don't ever recall
being even mildly inconvenienced by it.
They are also incredibly useful. Its actually a really nice place to sit and have a rum
As already stated, they also make ascension a simple and safe task. On many cats, getting up to the cabin
top can be a slippery and dangerous affair, not to mention impossible to climb up with a rum
in each hand!
If you do go any further with whipping those bad boys off, let us know how you get on! Id be interested...
Leopard started doing something a bit tricky & smart with the Leopard 39... they created vertical windows, but creates something of an optical illusion, and the lines still look nice at most angles.
Im sure there used to be Leopard 39's around well under $300k.