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i have a 25 foot racing boat designed in the late 70's. it sleeps 4 and is a stoop only affair. i love the boat so much and cherished the 3 months i lived on her that i never notice the stooping. i am 5'10". it might have 4.5 feet in there.
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I had a 1968 27-Catalina sloop with 6-2 headroom in the center of the boat, less near the V-berth and in the head, more close to the quarter berth. As a live-aboard it was just too small.

I sold the Catalina, purchased a 1973 Morgan Out Island, 6-8 headroom, huge amount of living space and you'll never bang your noggin'. And, it draws a foot less water than the Catalina.

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Hi:

I am 6'4". I have been on the following and they should suit a 6'2" person:

Alberg 34
Aloha 34
Niagara 35
CS 36T

A Douglas 32 was way under for me, but might work in a squeak for you.

Some of the Grampians are tall I have read, but likely make other sacrifices.

Oh a broker was going to show me a Ticon 30, but it wasn't available that day.

I was on a Corbin 39 that was probably 6"2" to 6"3". These are mostly custom interiors so one likely would need to step onto every candidate to know for sure.

The best boat I have been on for me in the lower 30s is likely the Aloha 34, but I am concentrating my search on the 40 to 45 foot range now.

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Hi:

I am 6'4". I have been on the following and they should suit a 6'2" person:

Alberg 34
Aloha 34
Niagara 35
CS 36T

A Douglas 32 was way under for me, but might work in a squeak for you.

Some of the Grampians are tall I have read, but likely make other sacrifices.

Oh a broker was going to show me a Ticon 30, but it wasn't available that day.

I was on a Corbin 39 that was probably 6"2" to 6"3". These are mostly custom interiors so one likely would need to step onto every candidate to know for sure.

The best boat I have been on for me in the lower 30s is likely the Aloha 34, but I am concentrating my search on the 40 to 45 foot range now.

Regards,

hboy
Sounds like you have about 2 more inches of trouble finding standing headroom than I do! Thanks for the list. I have the Albergs on my short list. I'm looking mainly in the 32' to 37' range and May go to 40' or 41' for the right boat but I want to keep it smaller and more manageable. I don't believe I've checked into the Aloha's. Who makes the CS 36? It doesn't sound familiar.

I've done enough stooping over at work that I'm not anxious to make that a part of my cruising regimen.

Dean
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I've done enough stooping over at work that I'm not anxious to make that a part of my cruising regimen.

Dean
Glad you got that figured out.

I'm 6'4". I have to stand upright a lot. That first 15° of bending with a bad back is rough. Having to do it all the time is too rough.
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Glad you got that figured out.

I'm 6'4". I have to stand upright a lot. That first 15° of bending with a bad back is rough. Having to do it all the time is too rough.
I understand where you're coming from with that. I've had 2 inflamed ligaments in my lower back now for going on almost 2 years. The doctor told me it takes a lot of time for things like that to heal but who can afford to be off work for that long? They don't bother me too much as long as I don't stay bent over for hours on end. But when you have to tie rebar, finish concrete, or any number of other tasks for hours on end, they do get to aching! Cruising is suppose to be an enjoyable experience so I'm not going to make it hard on myself by owning a boat I can't stand up in.

If good seamanship is thinking ahead and being prepared, then I'll have made a good start by keeping the pain out of my back so I can better deal with the pains that come a few inches lower!
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bumping feet....bed room

How about the length of the bed?
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How about the length of the bed?
Hboy and Therapy have it worse than me! I don't think I will have the same problem with berth length that I do finding standing headroom for myself. I'll probably nap in the cockpit on longer trips anyway and the v-berths on Catalina 27's and Balboa 26's are long enough to accomodate me. I shouldn't run into any problems with cramped feet on any boat in the mid 30' range.
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Old age and spinal compression certainly makes for more choice.
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At 6'6" and needing a shallow draft, I'm screwed.
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