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Old 18-08-2011, 13:39   #1
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Little Help, Please . . . :)

Looking to get back into boating after 15 year hiatus. Want a boat under 30' (Cruiser) single engine preferably and here's the kicker. I'm 6'4" & want head room in the boat but don't want to go the Carver or Silverton route.

I like the sleeker look of the Sea Ray's, Dorals, Tiara's etc...

I saw the Bayliner 285 single screw but unfortunately only 6' clearance.

Here again is where us taller (and slightly bigger) folk have to pay more for something. No buying suits & shirts off the rack here.
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Old 18-08-2011, 14:30   #2
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Re: Little Help, Please . . . :)

I am not a power boater, but your probably right.... you have to pay by the inch... lol

I'm 6'2" and I get by fine on my 33' Seawind Cat, but I know when to duck... lol. We had a couple your height and taller on board this summer, they left with some breand new knuckle bumps on their head... lol but they were still smilin' !

Hopefully someone will chime in about a nice choice for you.

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Old 18-08-2011, 15:24   #3
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Re: Little Help, Please . . . :)

I know how that goes. My good friend has a 36' Catalina & I have had my share of headaches! His boat is the reason I want both power & head room. I love sailing but must admit i'm a bit lazy in this arena & with his boat we don't need two. Kids want to ski & tube so we'll see what happens.
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Old 18-08-2011, 21:36   #4
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Re: Little Help, Please . . . :)

I suspect you will have a problem with any production boat. Have you considered a custom or semi-custom boat? When I had my boat built I asked that they lower the deck in the pilot house so I had enough head room and they did. I would recommend Ellis Boats in Maine as I'm very happy with my boat, but they make very traditional boats. Doesn't sound like what you're looking for. Ellis Boat Company - Ellis 32 Flybridge Cruiser
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Old 18-08-2011, 21:49   #5
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Re: Little Help, Please . . . :)

Unless your planning on buying a boat over 32', head room really doesn't make a big difference because your not going to be down below except to sleep or poop. You can put a nice tall camper cover over the back and hang out there.

I've been power boating Lake Michigan for 14 years now and to me, the perfect length is 28'. Sea Ray Sundancer would be my suggestion. If you have the money - Chris Craft 28' Launch - you'll rule the water and the family will be HAPPY.
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