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Old 11-09-2011, 15:40   #1
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Hello from West Coast of Canada

Hi, I am a newcomer to sailing. Been on one sailboat in Kelowna BC a few years back. I have been actively looking for a liveaboard sailboat to buy online. I think my main concern is having enough space, and headroom for us over 6 footers, as I am 6'5". I will be cruising Vancouver Island.
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Old 11-09-2011, 17:06   #2
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Old 12-09-2011, 13:22   #3
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Welcome aboard :-)
Not totally sure but check out the pacific seacraft 40s, I think they might be close.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Headroom is an issue for many and there have been many queries. You might do a search in the second line down from the top.
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Beautiful cruising grounds in the area. I'm glad to be in Mexico now but we loved our time in BC.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, markmark.
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Old 19-10-2011, 13:11   #8
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Welcome to the forum. You might find boats with 6 ft + head room will be a modern ( less than 10 year old ) monohull of 45+ ft or a modern catamaran of 34 ft+ . Older designed boats are usually made for 5 ft 4 inch folks max, real head bangers
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Welcome to the forum. You might find boats with 6 ft + head room will be a modern ( less than 10 year old ) monohull of 45+ ft or a modern catamaran of 34 ft+ . Older designed boats are usually made for 5 ft 4 inch folks max, real head bangers
Well my motorsailer has minimum 6' 7" throughout, built in 1981 and is a great liveaboard.
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Well my motorsailer has minimum 6' 7" throughout, built in 1981 and is a great liveaboard.
Sorry I guess I was thinking of traditional sailboats built on early 1900 designs like double enders under 35 ft
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Old 19-10-2011, 19:38   #11
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From one (actually 2) Albertans to another, welcome aboard! My husband is about 6'3" and we have an Island Packet, lots of head room and lots of storage space. We are currently getting ready to sail to the Bahamas for the winter, couldn't handle the Albertan winters any more....I know, I know...we could be skiing but I'll pass for this year...lol
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Our Grampian 34 has 7' of headroom in galley and main salon and over 6' 6" in the aft cabin and V-berth. And it's for sale http://www.elysian.ca

Of course, it's way over here in Thunder Bay, but if you can find another Grampian in you area, I'd look at it. They are roomy, solid, good cruising boats.
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Hi, I am a newcomer to sailing. Been on one sailboat in Kelowna BC a few years back. I have been actively looking for a liveaboard sailboat to buy online. I think my main concern is having enough space, and headroom for us over 6 footers, as I am 6'5". I will be cruising Vancouver Island.
Welcome from a fellow Albertan.

The usual headroom seems to be 6"3". And they tend to measure that under the companionway.

I have sailed a Saga 409 that might have sufficient headroom. The master berth is 6"9". I cannot locate an actual headroom number.
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