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post #10 of Old 05-06-2011
WDS123
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Getting 6'4" headroom in a boat under 40 ft involves some serious compromises:

1) high cabin top = weight high = tender
And/or
2) deep hull = excess wetted surface = slow
And/or
3) thin grid at keel = flexing structure = leaks


Head room should be consideration, but only one of many. Most important considerations should be centered on sailing qualities.
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