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post #21 of 45 Old 10-29-2009
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The old Columbia 39 and 43 " bubble tops" are renowned for their headroom below. However, they're kind of dark because unlike the Coronados that share the same hull volume, they don't have ports below the gunwales.
I agree with many posters that a well balanced, bigger than 30' high displacement hull is much more sea kindly and comfortable to single hand. The key in most boat handling is "feel" for the boat and slow, deliberate planned action.
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6'4" in an Allmad 35

I lived aboard my Allmand 35 for 4 1/2 years. Most of the time was spent in the Caribbean.

The only place that I could stand straight was under one of the 3 hatches. Most of the rest of the boat had 6'2" of headroom. It wasn't an extreme problem since in a real cruising situation, you are either off the boat, (visiting others or ashore), on deck, or sitting down below decks. I'm not going to tell you that after 4 years I didn't wish for more headroom, but if I had to do it over again, the headroom wouldn't be a stopper. I would rather have 2" less headroom then 2" of additional windage above decks.

I also spent 6 months living aboard in Lake Ontario, and a winter in the Chesapeake.
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I have a Formosa 41 and a Slocum 43 and at 6'7" I have pretty good headroom in both. I single hand quite often.

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rE: 6'2

My husband is 6'3 and gets along quite well on our liveaboard Cape Dory (Intrepid) 28' sailboat.
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I have a Formosa 41 and a Slocum 43 and at 6'7" I have pretty good headroom in both. I single hand quite often.
goood to see another formosa owner here!! there are a bunch of us in kemah and that area-have you met them??
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I have met a few but not all...how many are there? What boat is yours? I'm at Watergate.

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I also like the IP37 but if your budget is a bit limited take a look at the Pearson365 ketch. I am on my second one thanks to Katrina. I am 6'3" and I single hand, including trip from Georgia to Louisiana. The draft at 4.5 and mast height of 46' allow access to areas others can't go. Putting together plans and preparations for an open ended trip to the Bahamas. Don't limit yourself to 30'. Thirty-six is easy to single hand. A windlass for the anchor and roller furling jib and refridgeration for the cokes and you go anywhere in comfort. Good sailing.
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Does not appear the original poster had interest in the thread... his only post was the question and no other post by him on anything..... probably had not even returned to the forum to view the inputs.

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Does not appear the original poster had interest in the thread... his only post was the question and no other post by him on anything..... probably had not even returned to the forum to view the inputs.
per norm--isnt that the case ! so many do that......mebbe forgot wherein he posted.....
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Does not appear the original poster had interest in the thread... his only post was the question and no other post by him on anything..... probably had not even returned to the forum to view the inputs.
Regardless, I'm in a very similar situation. I'm 6'3"-6'4" and I can't really stoop or hunch for too long of a period of time, washing dishes, so a boat with proper headroom and berth space is essential for me.

So please keep the boats and suggestions coming!!


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