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Re: Hunter 45ds vs Moody 45 ac

Some other features to consider.

The floor boards and all storage locker lids needs to be secured. On one offshore excursion a floor board came loose and nearly hit the skipper who was sleeping on the passageway sole. (His aft queen was useless.)

How safe is the galley underway? Does the stove gimbal properly? Do the pot holders actually hold pots on the cooking surface? Do the oven racks have lips to prevent the contents of the oven from spilling out. Does the oven door cause the stove to tip when opened. Is there a grab handle in front of the stove? Can a galley harness be fitted? Is the galley sink along the centreline so that it will drain on either tack. If the fridge is front loading, can it be opened on either tack?

Is the head usable underway? Is it narrow enough to brace yourself? If there are two heads, are they on opposite sides of the boat.

Are the bulkheads structural or simply riding in slots?

Are there sufficient grab handles to to able to walk safely around the saloon?

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