It's a real PITA - well that's locationally wrong - it's a real pain in the head/neck area. I'm a bit shorter than you - 196cm - and the best I can recommend is to walk slow, low and loose. Our H38 allows me full standing room in the galley
area, the head
, part of the main cabin
( inc one spot standing under a hatch) and a tiny part of the rear cabin
that allows me to stand up and dress/undress. I've just had to learn to live with it.
The bunk in our cabin was supposedly full queen-sized but I always end up on the diagonal because it isn't really and also has a footboard, much to the dislike of the Admiral who loses her space. I ended up fabricating an width-wise extension to the bunk that turned the E-W queen into a N-S king. Just barely enough room to do it ( and 2 doors into the cabin, one through the head) but has it ever improved the sleeping and reduced the complaints !!
has an arch that is probably 195cm with stereo speakers 2 or 3 cm lower. I've broken the plastic guard strips on them and have had to round off some sharp corners that were left. We have a full bimini/enclosure on the boat and I've replaced all the spring connectors holding the supports in place with truss headed bolts ( nylock nuts UP) so I now just stun myself every time I clobber it getting up on deck
instead of also cutting my scalp open. The dodger
above the companion way - well ... who doesn't hit their head
We've been looking at a new to us boat with one of the necessary features being more headroom. A number of powerboats had been on our list but a combo of short bunks with footboards, no headroom in the head and strategically placed handholds have eliminated all of them. We don't want to go up much in size ( both for price
and wanting to maintain our current
40ft slip) so have started looking again at sailboats with our latest target a Jeanneau
410. It has stand up headroom for me throughout the main cabin, the head and most of the forward owners cabin. It has a full queen-sized centerline bunk with no footboard on it so no need to sleep diagonally - just wear socks to bed
if it's a bit colder cause the big feet will always find a way to kick the bed
covers out. And it has no arch in the cockpit
so the bimini
can be constructed high enough to clear, with outside walkways that mean no clambering up over seats to get up on deck
. We just have to decide if the $$ are worth it at this point. I also believe that the Catalina's in the same size range have good headroom.
Baseball caps are deadly imo. The brim reduces upward visibility (read more collisions) and they all have this stupid little metal stud right on top. It is more than capable of cutting a scalp open when you brush under/against the overhead arch or, for that matter, any overhead obstruction that you don't bend quite far enough to clear under ( like every doorway in the frigging boat !).
I don't trust any headroom numbers given in the boat ads or specs. I've seen 4 different numbers used on the same model. The only thing that I trust is a walk through and seeing that there is headroom for me where I need/want it and where overhead handholds are ( I hate them). Have to have it in the main cabin and the head imo, and wider doorways also help ( an easier bend of the long body).
We've had our boat for 15 years and I've hit everywhere that can be hit - mostly hard too. I've had to get medical
attention for one scalp cut to stop the bleeding - thankfully a commercial
adventure boat with full first-aid on the dock
next to us. It's always worse early in the season when we're starting to use the boat again. But, if you can't afford/don't want to go a lot bigger, all I can suggest is move slow, walk low and loose