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Let's face it, unless it's dead-calm, using a head underway is rarely comfortable, whether it's forward or aft. In my experience, the HC33's forward head is actually better ventilated than most heads further aft in the cabin. The HC33 has an overhead hatch and a port for ventilation/light in the head.
Many sailors I know use the settees in the main cabin with leecloths as seaberths. Additionally, most pullmans can also be fitted with leecloths. As for disturbing your mate when entering/exiting a pullman berth, well, I find that v-berths on boats under 40' aren't easy to get in and out of without disturbing your mate either.
Obviously, every boat is a compromise and we each have our own tastes. But the HC33 and other boats with pullmans are very appealing to me because of the use of cabin space and the roomy, comfortable bed.
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