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Yes.. the only significant change below on the MKIIs (MKI shown above) was to enclose the aft berth and move the nav stool around to the inboard side of the table on a swing-out. No need to change what is/was arguably the best family cruising layout in that size range..

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Opposite of the aft head, and also pretty neat - the bow head. And it includes a shower. I've never seen one of these but it seems like a neat option to create the largest open space possible in a 25' boat.

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The problem with forward heads, aside from distance from the cockpit, is that that's generally the area of the boat with the greatest motion, making using the head underway a proposition that might require seatbelts!

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The problem with forward heads, aside from distance from the cockpit, is that that's generally the area of the boat with the greatest motion, making using the head underway a proposition that might require seatbelts!
Yep - close hauled north of Hawaii, boat cleared a large wave, I cleared the seat by at least a foot, but came down where i should.

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Re: Aft head boats

We have a 1986 Pearson 28-2 with an aft head. I like the layout, it makes for a large open main cabin and also makes it easy to run down and use the head when sailing. The interior is sort of like a Dana 24, just bigger and with a huge (for a 28' boat) quarterberth cabin.

As someone mentioned it also makes maintenance and access to the systems pretty easy. The holding tank on these boats is located in the cockpit lazarette and a short piece of tubing away from the toilet. Electrical systems are also mostly aft on these boats and everything is pretty easy to access.

The boat sails nicely too, although I'd call it a coastal cruiser, not a bluewater boat. There is no skeg for the rudder and the keel is bolted on.

Ask me next summer how it does for extended cruising for a couple, I have 6-10 weeks of cruising planned in WA and BC.

Here is the 28-2 interior, you can see that it is sort of like the 33-2 interior just with a bit less storage:

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The Sabre 362 has an aft head with a full shower enclosure. One of the many reasons I like the model.

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Yep - close hauled north of Hawaii, boat cleared a large wave, I cleared the seat by at least a foot, but came down where i should.
Ouch... Now that's a bruise I (don't) want to see!!

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We have a 1986 Pearson 28-2 with an aft head. I like the layout, it makes for a large open main cabin and also makes it easy to run down and use the head when sailing. The interior is sort of like a Dana 24, just bigger and with a huge (for a 28' boat) quarterberth cabin.

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Ask me next summer how it does for extended cruising for a couple, I have 6-10 weeks of cruising planned in WA and BC.

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Pearson always did nice renderings of their boats for their ads in the magazines and brochures..

What's the boat name? We'll keep an eye out for you next summer.

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My 28-2 is currently named Elena and it is moored at Shilshole Bay in Seattle. We may do a renaming ceremony before next summer's trips, but we haven't come up with the perfect name yet.
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We have a 1986 Pearson 28-2 with an aft head. I like the layout, it makes for a large open main cabin and also makes it easy to run down and use the head when sailing. The interior is sort of like a Dana 24, just bigger and with a huge (for a 28' boat) quarterberth cabin.

As someone mentioned it also makes maintenance and access to the systems pretty easy. The holding tank on these boats is located in the cockpit lazarette and a short piece of tubing away from the toilet. Electrical systems are also mostly aft on these boats and everything is pretty easy to access.

The boat sails nicely too, although I'd call it a coastal cruiser, not a bluewater boat. There is no skeg for the rudder and the keel is bolted on.

Ask me next summer how it does for extended cruising for a couple, I have 6-10 weeks of cruising planned in WA and BC.

Here is the 28-2 interior, you can see that it is sort of like the 33-2 interior just with a bit less storage:
I really like that a lot. Better than the J-28 in some ways because it's got the aft cabin and my favorite, the curtain separation between the v birth and saoloon which further opens things up.

It's great to have those accommodations in a boat that 'small'. What a huge upgrade that would be in accommodations compared to my Contessa but with only a 2' increase. Sometimes it's too bad I love the old boats.
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