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Re: Aft Cockpit vrs Center
PB hit what is, IMHO, one of the key make or break points of center vs aft cockpits - especially for first time boat owners; windage.
If you plan to live aboard, and keep the boat at a slip, getting a center cockpit boat in and out of that slip with a breeze would be more of a challenge than with an aft cockpit boat. If you plan to sit tight at the slip when the wind is up, or if you want to keep the boat on a mooring, this may not be an issue. However, boat handling when leaving or approaching a slip was a determining factor for me (no pilothouse, and no center cockpit).
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