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Old 29-10-2006, 16:57   #16
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One of the nice things about the Jeanneau was that Beneauteu kept their hands off until this year. The folks at Jeanneua know how to build a great blue water boat that is solid and well designed. It does appear, from what i read on the Jeanneau board on another site, that Beneauteu (or how ever you spell it) has decided that they want to cut the quality and the price and sell more boats - the classic American business model of high sales at lower prices with cheaper parts and higher total profit - ie market share and disposable products -
but the older Jeanneaus are truely great boats.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:08   #18
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i seek 6'7" headroom or at least 6'6" in a boat 40 feet or less, at 60K or less. anyone with measured knowledge of a max headroom boat, including at the galley, please reply

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i seek 6'7" headroom or at least 6'6" in a boat 40 feet or less, at 60K or less. anyone with measured knowledge of a max headroom boat, including at the galley, please reply
Above 6-3 it starts to get hard and you need to ask on newer boats. 6-5 even on newer boats is hard. Many vendors will do a custom hull that can raise the head room as you want. That would of course be a new boat. You are not the first to want something that fits your height. A bunk too short and a sore head is no way to sail for any length of time.

As far as 40 ft or less. I would have doubts unless you can find a custom hull. It's hard to get the head room without the beam. At 60K your budget is pointing at older boats where the ability to find head room is far harder.
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Old 06-12-2006, 16:42   #20
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I am only 6'1" but there are only a couple of places in my boat where I have clearance headroom (both in the saloon, on the vessel centreline), the rest of the boat I have to bend my neck, duck, stoop or crawl as necessary... I have to say it doesn't bother me in the slightest.
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I'm 6'1 and the only way to get good headroom and keep the boat looking sweet [in my eyes anyway] was to put the 40 footers accomadation onto 50 foot hulls.

Also get to have real queen sized beds in the fornicatorium.

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Also get to have real queen sized beds in the fornicatorium.
Beds? Plural Dave? One for "Her" and one for "You"?
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Hi Rick,

Only if i'm in the $hit.

Rarely happen's and since seeing how one of her friend's husband treat's her i've been dubbed "Mr Wonderful", wonder how long that will last.

The boat will have 4 Queen size cabins for resale, but only the front 2 will be kitted out while we cruise her.

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I hear ya brother. Have you posted any more photos of the construction lately Dave? 4 Queens sounds more like a floating resort! At least if ya keep two fitted out ya can always invite the in-laws!
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The outlaws.............the horror, the horror.

Sorry Rick no new pic's.

Been a touch busy catching up on a few fiddle farty unfinished project's and trying to orginize getting a house built 700klm away is a bit of a pain.

I think I have convinced myself to give her a 3 ft extension on the bum to get a better dinghy dock thing happening, with a nice big rubbing strip so I can tie the dinghy fore and aft at night
Sort of what is in pink in this pic, but a bit longer.

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Wow, if I go by all the info your sharing regarding headroom and the need for increasing the length of the boat to achieve that goal of enough headroom, and my being 6'7", and over 275lbs, I figure I'd need to purchase about a 90' plus Catamaran to be comfortable...Hmmmm,

Well I solved some of the headroom problem, and married a short Admiral (5'4") thought that would help in the space formula
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Thomas,
what is your web site address ? At 6'6" myself I would be really interested to see what boats you found with standing headroom.

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All this talk has me curious. Is there a list somewhere of yachts and their headroom? I can get the headroom of small planes, cars and even trains, but boats seem to be somewhat of a mystery.
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Older boats have far less headroom than newer ones. Headroom varies by year even for the same boat. Headroom at the highest point may not be uniform in all parts of the boat. It never really is. You need to check berth length as well as headroom. Not fitting in a berth is probably worse than smacking your head.

At 6-4 you start to have problems and it gets far worse above 6-8. If you are tall then it really is important you check out where you fit and don't fit. Just one headroom number is no where near enough.
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