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Old 13-10-2009, 21:38   #1
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Hello all My name is Joe from NY and have just joined the forum. I hate to ask the same old questions you've all heard before but I'm 6'7" and dream of taking off and sailing to knowwhere or everywhere but I can't find a boat that would fit my freak size. I have a limited amount of experience and am catching up all the time through local racing.
In a question if you were my size and wanted a boat that had decent speed and good stability what would your dream boat be? Don't forget the height thing.
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Old 13-10-2009, 22:09   #2
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Aloha Joe,
Welcome aboard! I have a friend your size who owned and cruised a Cal 2-46 for the headroom. There are other boats out there with good headroom but that's the only one I know for certain.
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Old 13-10-2009, 22:14   #3
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Ours will fit you in most places. There's one for sale in the Philippines for $135K - which is a steal.
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Old 13-10-2009, 22:16   #4
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Beneteaus have 6-7 6-8 headroom

My saloon has real headroom of 6 foot 8 inches. i.e I just measured it.

its a 39 footer.
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Old 13-10-2009, 22:22   #5
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Old 14-10-2009, 11:00   #6
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Thanks to all that responded to my first post. I will probably never find the perfect boat but maybe ill get lucky. Wow this is pretty cool talking with people around the world neato.
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Old 14-10-2009, 11:30   #7
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The perfect boat is hard to find. Many beautiful boats I've seen have owners that say its a great liveaboard but its a bit slow or its really fast but there isn't much room or furnishings or storage inside.
Good luck in your search.
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Old 14-10-2009, 13:46   #8
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Don't forget the cats too, they usually have great head room. Heck, I used to joke about being able to play basketball in a Lagoon 380.
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Thanks ocean girl but without insulting the cat people I like the mono hulls besides cats are expensive as hell. By the way sign me up for your singles site WOOHOO
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Don't worry, the cat people know they are not for everyone. Sending you an invite to the singles group
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Old 14-10-2009, 18:19   #11
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Bring out the pogo stick

Incredible amount of headroom in the hulls of this cat, unless the figures are 3 foot tall

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Makes me feel like I am missing out on something, I kept reducing the lines on my build until I only had 150mm over my head.

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Old 14-10-2009, 22:37   #12
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Cat man do, is that what your baby is gonna look like when she is done?
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An 'Peterson Islander 40' has 6'8" headroom...
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Old 14-10-2009, 23:07   #14
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Cat man do, is that what your baby is gonna look like when she is done?
Good lord no

Mines much more restrained than that, the only luxuries will be a king sized bed, very cold fridge freezer, huge opening front windows and a large stable rigid dinghy.
She'll just have a simple white orangepeely hose out 2 pack interior with some small timber trims.

More a functional workhorse than a fashion statement.

Click on the avatar for a bigger pic and imagine her dressed in off white with decks of the palest green floating in azure seas with me drinking cold beer and eating coral trout in the cockpit .................... Then send me a picture.
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I sail with someone who is probably a little taller than you. The biggest problem for him isn't headroom, it's the fact that he doesn't fit into any of the bunks and has to sleep on the saloon floor.

Some of the more modern boats have 'beds' rather than bunks, (where your feet can hang over the end). No use in a sea but that will typically be a small percentage of the time when cruising.
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