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Re: Center Cockpit Versus Aft Cockpit
However you look at it though, an aft cockpit is almost/always more handsome than centre. Check out Bob Perry's Norseman 447. One of the best looking CCs, certainly of its time but the AC is still the serious looker.
That boat has always been one of my favourite Perry designs too.. Interestingly way back we ran into a boat in Victoria that 'seemed' to be a N447 but it wasn't quite right... got looking at it and it was clearly a metal boat with a hint of a chine. Turns out BP reworked the plans and this fellow had built himself an aluminum version. He did a fabulous job and it looked just as good!
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