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post #21 of 30 Old 07-09-2007
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The motion in a center cockpit can be more pronounced, it being higher off the water. Single handed docking can be difficult but the plus is they tend to be better protected from the eliments,

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Tommy...well...like anything else, when we talk about design we are talking in generalities...There are some CC boats that are NOT particularly dry, there are some that look like midship condos an have a poor motion in a seaway.
I've never sailed on an S2 so can't directly comment.
In general though...I think CC's in smaller boats probably represent a compromise in some qualities for the benefit in space and privacy below.
As you get over 40 feet, the CC can be better integrated into the boat design (though it is not always done! ) and you get more benefits and less compromise.
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Any opinions on the general characteristics of the O'Day 37 CC? I'm looking for a little more (a lot more) room, with two young kids and a wife.
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The O'day is imho, one of the best looking center cockpit boats of its, or similar size, the down side is no axcess to the rear cabin under the side deck, but it does have a real head and shower aft.

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Hawg...dittos...a great platform for coastal cruising and vacationing with kids.
We had the smaller 32CC O'day and I often lusted after the 37 and the extra room! I cockpit enclosure is a great addition to join the two halves of the boat and make access to the kiddies easier in bad weather.
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Even with a cockpit enclosure though ...if I read this thread correctly... that would leave the 2 little kids with un-supervised access to the deck in a totally separate part of the boat. I'm not even a parent but Absolutely Not would be my answer.

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Stan,
The children's safety is not as great a priority as my sanity. Now that I think of it, the two are really one and the same. How are you doing? Bet you're loving that pilothouse...
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I have a 35 foot CC. It has a full size bunk in the aft cabin which is where we chose to sleep, just for the comfort as well as in the front. It's nice to be able to sleep four and have privacy. It rides very dry and I have awsome engine access. Aft cabin, conpanionway and the big giant hatch that lifts off over the top of the engine. Docking is not a problem, if you know how to handle a boat.
Like most negative things people say, they have no first hand experence on them and chose to bash that which thay do not know. I LOVE the CCs!
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I have been looking at a Nantucket Island 33, which is a CC boat. The aft cabin seems huge for the size of the boat, with a full sized BED (no bunk). I am sorely tempted by this boat for all of the reasons listed above. i too, have 2 young kids. Any experience with this particular boat?
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How young is young? Run some web around the cockpit and put in a baby monitor if you feel the need to keep an ear on them in front. Just to make this clear, baby monitor is so you can hear what the older kids are up to, not to leave babys alone.
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