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post #2 of Old 07-04-2008
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We spent some time on one at a boat show recently...

Low profile house, great sight lines from the cockpit.
Nice looking boat despite somewhat high freeboard
Living space below (but see dislikes later)
Cockpit, large comfortable, easy stern access
Rig seemed good sized, hopefully available without furling main.

Lack of accessible, below decks storage (function of large volume living space)
Potential for long falls across all that space at a 30 degree heel (minimal handholds; open layout)
Coachouse is low but wide, side decks were half the width of our 34 footer.
"Ikea" condo styling, squared off doorways, very non-nautical to my mind.

Probably a great liveaboard and priced similar to a Vancouver condo with approx same square footage of living space! (which says more about the condo market here than the boat itself....)

These are, of course, quick impressions at the dock so may be worthless, but there you are.


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