Originally Posted by zippy
My original post stated what the boat is to be used for, which is 6 months of cruising between Puerto Rico
and Granada. That means very few (maybe 1) overnight passages. If a rough overnight passage is required at some point, aft cabin or settee berths will work just fine, as you stated. What I am concerned with is the other 99% of the nights when I will be at anchor
, and that is what I am buying
And you can certainly rig up lee clothes on a bow centerline queen berth.
I'm one of those (apparently) rare creatures that can sleep in the bow in most conditions. So long as it's not rough enough for me to actually hit the ceiling, I sleep. Plenty of race
boats I've just thrown myself on the pile of sails
in the bow and passed out lol.
Just always make sure you're sleeping feet-to-bow!
I agree that if you're doing very little passage making that putting appropriate sleeping berths for a seaway too high up your list does not make a lot of sense. It's lower on my list than a galley
that is usable (and safe) in a seaway, which I think is mandatory on anything more than a coastal cruiser. I've witnessed too many bad burns from bad inadequate galley