SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum > headroom
 Not a Member? 


Thread: headroom Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
07-04-2006 01:38 PM
bb66
thanks!

I've been collecting comments from others on boats with headroom. Here's everything I have. Some were from other forums on this board.

You may want to look for a Bristal 29. It's an east coast boat that is very sturdy, a bit slow, but with the headroom that you need. She actually has a low freeboard and gains her cabin height by sending you deep into her belly and low in the water.

Vintage '60's classic plastic...one in good shape may go for $6000.00

--------------------------
q: which boat for a 6'8" guy?
a: Wow, I''m 6''4" and have problems standing up in sailboats. I have admired the CSY 44 as well for the roominess and headroom. However, I just purchasedd a Bristol 45 that has 6''6" headroom. I have a friend that has a Morgan 46 and it has very nearly 6''8" headroom in the galley area. Trouble with headroom is that you begin looking at progressively larger boats. Ever consider power boats and trawlers?

A: hi from the netherlands, I''m 6''9" so I know the problems.
Beneteau first 47.7 has 6"9 headroom overall!!

and I dont have a problem with the catalina 47 ft.

good luck,
-----------------------------
Sweet! We should totally start a club for sailors over 6'5"! I am 6'8" so this is an issue that is near and dear to me. Power Boat? For shame!!
My last boat was a Hunter 37 Cherubini that had 6'6" of headroom and that little bit of bending over drove me nuts over the year I cruised in it. My current boat is an 41' Seawolf and it has 7' of headroom. What a difference! (See also CT, Island Trader, all the same boats different names). Mason 43 and 44 although expensive also have 7' of headroom.
------
eing 6''3.5" tall Ö In the past four months I have been aboard literally scores of 27'' to 32'' boats and just one, a 1983 Catalina 30, has tolerable headroom specifically in the middle of the salon floor.

----
I don''t know about used ones but the Catalina 350 has 6''6" headroom in the salon (where you will probably be spending most of your time anyway). The older ones (35) are comparable. I''m like you though, looking at boats out of my budget range (like the Catalina 470 - 7''4" headroom)
-----
A buddy of mine has a Columbia 34 and that thing is like a basketball court below! I''m not sure of the actual dimensions, but I know that their relatively cheep and available.
-----
every boat has it''s compromises. In the 30ft range, larger headrooom will generally equate to more freeboard and a reduction in sailing performance.
07-04-2006 01:07 PM
sailingdog
Quote:
Originally Posted by bb66
Any thirty-something foot boats out there where a 6'6" person could stand in a big part of the cabin?? Thanks!
Plenty of boats fit this requirement..you just have to be standing under an open hatch or companionway.... I don't know of any in the low thirtys...but my friend's 37' boat can accommodate a 6' + person quite well... don't remember what it is...if I do, I'll post it.
07-04-2006 09:07 AM
Surfesq Sweet! We should totally start a club for sailors over 6'5"! I am 6'8" so this is an issue that is near and dear to me. Power Boat? For shame!!
My last boat was a Hunter 37 Cherubini that had 6'6" of headroom and that little bit of bending over drove me nuts over the year I cruised in it. My current boat is an 41' Seawolf and it has 7' of headroom. What a difference! (See also CT, Island Trader, all the same boats different names). Mason 43 and 44 although expensive also have 7' of headroom.
07-04-2006 04:02 AM
bb66
and for a 6'6" person?

Any thirty-something foot boats out there where a 6'6" person could stand in a big part of the cabin?? Thanks!
05-01-2001 12:51 PM
estew
headroom

hi from the netherlands, I''m 6''9" so I know the problems.
Beneteau first 47.7 has 6"9 headroom overall!!

and I dont have a problem with the catalina 47 ft.

good luck,

ronald
04-30-2001 09:35 PM
adamgrabowski
headroom

Maybe find a boat that your very tall husband is very comfortable sitting in Standing is overrated anyway... It will be very difficult to overcome for someone that tall. You can learn to deal with it, and that just may be the way that you will have to go, unles you can afford a 50-60 foot boat. Good luck.
04-27-2001 08:51 AM
JohnYates
headroom

Wow, I''m 6''4" and have problems standing up in sailboats. I have admired the CSY 44 as well for the roominess and headroom. However, I just purchasedd a Bristol 45 that has 6''6" headroom. I have a friend that has a Morgan 46 and it has very nearly 6''8" headroom in the galley area. Trouble with headroom is that you begin looking at progressively larger boats. Ever consider power boats and trawlers?
04-06-2001 05:02 PM
sandra
headroom

Which blue-water boats would accommodate my husband who is 6''8" tall? We are looking at CSY''s. Are there any other choices? Sandra

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:29 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.