Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver Island
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I had a friend in Honolulu who dreamed of cruising someday. He had the same problem with headroom. Got an old wooden thing that sailed like the Mayflower and was nearly as old. He eventually wound up selling it and moving to North Dakota
Alas, I have resigned myself to the fact that I will never stand upright inside boats. After 30 year's in the Navy (most of it crouched) and after 4 years as skipper of a 102' ketch (bunks too short) I have decided to sit down while inside boats.
There are two places in my boat where I can stand naturally, under the hatch in the galley and under the hatch in the pilothouse.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217