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Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
This is a 35' Wauquieq Pretorian
As you can see the wheel comes to within an inch of the seats on the side.
The only way to get to the helm position is to climb on top of the seats then climb down.
For some people this is a problem.

David , thanks for the clarification and I can but agree that the need to climb over the cockpit seats to get to the wheel is a less than perfect arrangement.

Regarding centreline berth, I was thinking you meant a centreline sea berth. Centreline island double berth is a nice thing no doubt though I'm not convinced about them when they are under the cockpit. CruisingDad, though reckons this works in his Catalina but hell, what would he know? We are OK with our v-berth that has good width forward. We sleep heads forward in winter but in summer we reverse cos better ventilation.

In my summation, which btw was based on what the Wombet likes, I did forget to mention tankage. We carry 600 litres of water and 400l of diesel plus we have a watermaker. For power generation twin 185ah solar cells, wind generator and balmar high output alternator. The wind generator btw is rarely used. Even though ours is one of the quietest around it is still noisy and quite frankly is nowhere near as useful as the solar cells. Were we to be in a less sunny environment then this could well change.

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