Thanks for the replies. I talked with a few boat folks and even the guys at Manta
and they said it was very possible to create bunks in teh kids
cabins of a 3 cabin
cat. I figure if they start off small, that's what they'll be used to. Besides we parents are used to our 'space' so it'l be a lot easier on us to have more room on our side. The Manta
is as small as I would want to go, just b/c it seems like it may be easier to sail and all of the other 'Manta' company factors, Harriet you know what II mean I suppose.
As far as chartering, that's not really viable at this point as I don't fly. So I was hoping to get some insight in other ways, this being one of them. I could live with galley
up or down I suppose but was just hoping to get others opinions on either what they have experienced or heard from others. I'll be checking out the Prout and BB this week to know about their space for sure. I'd like to know about quality and reliability
of the boats over time most importantly, and that's hard to get chartering anyway I suppose. Thanks for all the help and suggestions.