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Old 11-10-2006
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O.k., maybe I am way off in the deep end, please correct me if I am wrong.

In my boat searching and researching, what I have seen of Pilot House boats: I will agree that the inside stearing station does have its appeal, But what I did not find appealing is that the size of the main salon is compromised.

On our aft cockpit boat, you decend down into an open salon with plenty of room for people to dine, cook watch tv and to be in generally comfortable environment.

What I have found with a PH boat is that you move from the cockpit into the pilot house which is usually only big enough for the helm, a dinette, and chart table. Than you decend into the salon which has to be reduced in size comparably because of the fact that the vessel has a pilot house.

Are not the salons on PH boats smaller because of the house?
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