Originally Posted by killarney_sailor
Friends from my club went to Bermuda with one and had a good trip except that water slopped up the curve of the hull and soaked stuff in adjacent lockers. The Niagara has a very deep sump (the length of my arm when I lie on the sole).
The only thing adjacent to the bilges in the CS are the water tanks under the port and stbd settees. I find it very hard to understand how stuff in adjacent lockers got wet on a CS. yes the bilge is relatively shallow but it makes it easier to keep dry and free of odor!
Here's a link to some photo's of my CS36T. She's built like a tank and has gobs more room in both the cabin and the cockpit plus she sails a lot faster!
The bilge! The stringers are SOLID fiberglass inverted U shaped beams with NO wood to rot out!