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post #17 of Old 11-11-2011
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For a live aboard - standing headroom is going to be very desirable. But note, in order to get 6'2" of honest clear headroom in a boat less than 40' many adjustments will have to be made all negatively effecting seaworthiness and sailing qualities.

Higherfreeboard

Wide beam

Excessively High cabin top


All serve to raise the weight above the waterline, decreasing stiffness.
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