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Re: Bowman 36?
While an 11.4 ft beam is, indeed, not particularly narrow, it wasn't until the 90s that that beam was kept as you moved further aft. The narrow ends limited the volume below.
Also I don't think this boat has any sort of quarter/aft berth, so again, less voluminous below (living space) than a more recent boat. However that trades off against lots of cockpit storage, generally.
But she's pretty and she's 'already there'.. two bonus points.
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