Re: V berths
V-Berth on our old 34'er I found a bit cramped in the front end tootsie department. 40'er has wide enough shallow end of the V to sleep head forward in cooler weather though bit stuffy in mid summer. Whichever way I sleep fine on the bigger boat whereas on the smaller I'd often end up sleeping on one of the settees.
If on board for extended periods I could easily survive on the 40'er but unless I was by myself I'd find 34 too cramped.
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