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My first post
This is my first post so I thought I would say hello. I've been sailing since 1979. Although I didn't really learn how to sail until the mid-80's as I was born in '74. Started out with the sacrificial P.O.S. 25 foot boat, spent most of my youth through college on a 36' Heritage West Indies and now sail a 1999 Catalina 36' MKII.
Right now my father owns the Catalina and I am not in the market for a boat of my own. He's my sailing buddy and lives close by. Still, I keep looking at other boats and what I would get if I only won the lottery or didn't have a wife and all the house bills etc.
Since I do look at boats that I want from time to time, I have a few ideas of what I would like. Granted, I can always get a carpenter to modify something provided that the weight is still centered correctly, but I really like the forward cabin that you see on some boats (that is not a V berth). I've only seen this on a Hans Christian. I'm assuming that this configuration is available on other yachts as well.
Any suggestions? (and no, I'm not looking for a stand alone v-berth room bed that one would fall out of in a second if on an overnight tack - e.g. some of the newer swans and malos).