Doghouse: With the curtains rolled up and any breeze at all on the water
, the bridgedeck is quite comfortable, and unlike a canvas bimini
, heat does not radiate through the top. Several Mainecat 30's have small airconditioners on one or both hulls, but that starts adding weight to a small cat, with severe penalties in performance. I've been comfortable over the Fourth of July with no airconditioning, just because we chose a decent anchorage, with exposure to the prevailing breeze and far enough out to avoid bugs. I have air on my 36 but never use it because it requires the generator
to run, a pretty obnoxious circumstance. The boat would be 800# lighter without those two items.
Vegas: I'm curious about you mention of the Maine Cat
30's performance; what were you comparing it to?