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Old 22-09-2010, 15:51   #1
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I Need Headroom

Hey, I am 6'6" and I am looking for a boat with headroom,any ideas? I want something that I can cruise and live on hopefully?
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Old 22-09-2010, 16:07   #2
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Old 22-09-2010, 16:20   #3
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Mason 44 I'm 6'4"
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G'day, mate. Our Mason 53 has 6'6" throughout most of the boat. The are several berths that will accomodate that length as well. Cheers.
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Old 22-09-2010, 16:45   #6
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Hey, I am 6'6" and I am looking for a boat with headroom,any ideas? I want something that I can cruise and live on hopefully?
Thanks, Joey. You reminded me why I should feel blessed having a height of only 5'8". Good luck in your boat search.
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Thanks guys,this was my first post.I am trying to get ideas for now,I will be single-handed sailing.I don't want to get too big.
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Don't worry about headroom mate... show me a Sergent Major that walks tall at sea and I'll show you a guy who falls on his ass all the time.
If the bunks long enough that's all that counts... most times you'll be topsides and when your not you'll be sittin on yer ass or flat on yer back...
In harbour its not much different... in the galley.. your bent over the cutting board or stove...
Headroom's greatly overrated.... and extra windage...
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Yeah,I pretty much hang off the bed.I never have found a bunk or bed long enough.I guess a 30 footer with 6'6" headroom is just a dream,huh?
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Does anyone market a padded watch cap?

I can see why the Navy had a maximum height limitation. Even my less-than-average height can be a hazard when moving around in ships as large as aircraft carriers.



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If you can find one, a Fantasia 35 (they have a great website, btw, fantasia35.com, I think) has 7' throughout. You'd have to go aboard one to figure out if you could lie down somewhere effectively, but, singlehanding, you might make it in the aft cabin. It's got a large-ish parallelogram of a bed.

I concur with another about Morgan 461 (462's are sisterships) but a bit much to singlehand, prolly. It's our boat of choice. My standards which led to this choice was my 6-4 had to be able to stand and lie down (and I required a rectangular queen space to accommodate my wife's kicking which, ironically went away when we had custom Tempur-Pedic clones fabricated by an outfit in Tarpon Springs, FL; I heartily recommend them) in all the usual places.

The other suggestions prolly could work for you, too, but the F35 would be my choice for a single hander. We looked at several of the others recommended but walked on the bed issue. Not so much for your case...

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we sail a jeanneau ds40 and have great head room - 6'9 i think - ask jeanneau -
the forward berth is also a vberth but has a king size top that narrows down a bit at the foot ==
take a good look at the ds - deck salon models - you may find lots of head room

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I'm 6'5" and I find most of the modern french stuff now has good headroom, hard to get it in a small boat though

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If you're willing to work with older boats, look at CSYs - they were made in 33 and 37 foot lenghts; we know people who have singlehanded both these sizes; one friend is 6'4". Bunks are 6-1/2' & headroom ditto. There's also a 44 but that might be big to singlehand.
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Take a look at the Pearsons. My P35 has way more headroom than I need and berths are 6'6" plus. Also, I hear Ted Hood is quite tall and the boats he's designed were set up with his needs in mind. Know the Bristol 40 has a very high cabin top in relation to the sitting height in the cockpit and the cabin height seemed to be very tall. But then I've always felt that anything more than 5'8" is a waste of space.
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