Originally Posted by goboatingnow
The one thing I don't like about CCs is the climb out of them to the side decks. I really like ted hoods designs that had a " doorway" to get out. But it must compromise the walk-thru below. ( I hate low walk thrus. I'm 6'5"
I do have to admit that it's a little different getting to the deck from a CC, your climbing down instead of up, which doesn't seem to feel as natural a movement, but once I got used to it I became much more comfortable with it.
It's like moving from any boat your familiar with to an unfamiliar boat, it's the same with going from one aft cockpit to another, I was so comfortable with my own boat that I found I was always bumping into something or smacking my head
on the boom when moving around the cockpit on an unfamiliar boat.
I haven't had a lot of time on the new CC but am already looking at relocating a few things around the cockpit to make it more easily accessible and usable.
Not any different from any boat I've owned in that respect.
There are better and worse ergonomic designs for CC models, some of the older ones I've been on weren't too friendly, they seem to have improved with time.
One point I do agree with is the height of the companionway
ladder, it's definitely a longer climb up, and down. Of course I won't complain since the previous owner was single
handing that boat up until he sold
it at 86 yo, and then only because his wife wanted to go to a trawler!
As for the number of CC models sold
? I'm not a market analyst, but from what I can tell by talking to the builders at the boat shows it seems to be steady but not a huge segment of the market, almost exclusively sold to live aboard cruisers. In the model I bought ( Made in 1987) the hull
came in both aft and center cockpit
versions with a couple of different rig setups, there were a bunch of the aft cockpit versions sold but only a small number of CC models.