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10-08-2009 12:44 PM
Volkhard As an alternative you could look at Island Packets as well. I am 6'2" and have ample of room in my IP 37. She has an overall length of almost 39' with a beam of 11'2" and a draft of 4'6" with her full keel. She is very safe and forgiving and can safely sailed from the cockpit. She is of 1997 vintage and has been splashed for the first time in 1998.

I am considering to sell Odyssey and step over to the catamaran side. If you are interested just sent me a message: volkhard1@verizon.net

I don't know where you live but are you planing to come to the Annapolis boatshow? Odyssey is in Annapolis right now and you might want to take a peek?
Best of luck
10-07-2009 07:17 PM
chucklesbuford
Tartan 372?

We may be interested in this boat. Can you give me more info?
10-07-2009 05:28 PM
johnallin
Fresh water Tartan 372 for sale Ohio

The Tartan 372 for sale in Ohio has always been in fresh water and had a Flag Blue Awlgrip paint job in 2007.....

10-01-2009 10:01 PM
speciald Mines for sale. 7'2" in saloon, more in galley. 6'3" every where else except forward head.
10-01-2009 09:53 PM
johnallin
Tartan 372

A Tartan 372 may be the answer, there is one for sale in the Grand River Ohio area.
10-01-2009 09:14 PM
chef2sail Paul,

That Cal better be a good cruising boat as you are taking a "boatload' on your trip.

Donna and I will be watching your posts with interest so post a lot. We hope to join Tom and Kathy in a few years to the Bahamas, but will have to settle for Martha Vineyard , Newport and Block Island this year.

Fair winds and safe seas to you and Mary,

Dave
10-01-2009 08:29 PM
PaulDolan I have a '77 CAL 46. 6'6" headroom, 5'5" draft and a very good cruising boat.
10-01-2009 08:04 PM
chuck5499 i am 6'1" and we sail a jeanneau ds40-- she has about 6'8" in the saloon and through out the boat - good height - she sails well and is extremely comfortable - we are full time cruisers and have this year gone from miami to bahamas to maine and are currently in the cheaspeake headed south
good luck in your search but take a look at the ds
chuck patty and svsoulmates
on the hook st micheals md
09-27-2009 12:36 PM
labatt I'm 6'2.5" and fit well in our Passport 40 (V-Berth forward version). There is enough room in the cockpit (and then some) to stretch out and sleep, and to stand up. The V-berth fits me well, and the interior (centerline) has enough room for me to walk around. It's not until I stand on port or starboard side of the cabin that there's an issue, and that's rare.
09-27-2009 12:22 PM
winddancer88 There are a ton of mid-30 ft cruisers with 6'3" headroom, some with 6'4". More headroom can be found, but most of those are newer and longer boats.

As to your boat selection, the Catalina 36 has 6'3" or 6'4" headroom depending on the model year. The Pearson 38 has always been near the top of my "affordable boat list", slightly above the Catalina 36 as I like the lines a little better and believe it is a little more stoutly built. Both boats have similar dimensions, though the Pearson is laid out like the Cat 34 with an aft head and a larger v-berth (which I prefer).

The Cheoy Lees I've been in were pretty, heavy, boats with less headroom and interior space that comparably-sized alternatives. I would guess 6' headroom on the 32' that I was in. I don't know about the 38" Offshore.

C&C's of that vintage were good, fast cruisers. Interior space significantly less than the Catalina or Pearson you are looking at.

I would avoid the Hunter Legend. I've looked at some for sale and they were poorly built and not well maintained. I think Hunter has made some huge strides forward in recent years (2002+?) but I wouldn't buy an older one.
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