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post #7 of Old 07-07-2012
killarney_sailor
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Re: Good Centre Cockpit with 6"5' Head Room

I checked the headroom in my Bristol 45.5 and it is about 6'5" in the main cabin and less in other parts of the boat (quite high in the cockpit though if you remove the bimini). I remember years ago seeing a 10 metre (as in the measurement rule) that had been built for the king of Sweden (or Norway or Denmark) who was 6' 9" but boats with really big headroom are rare. Designers are trying to keep the profile under control and every inch lower helps.

Finishing our major refit. Our trip to Newfoundland is off because it is too late. Hoping to go to the North Channel instead.
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