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|04-08-2011 09:02 PM|
|04-08-2011 08:23 PM|
|capttb||Catalina Morgan 38|
|04-07-2011 09:32 AM|
Thank you for all the information everyone.
Keep it coming
|04-06-2011 05:37 PM|
As Faster mentioned a budget might help but you are highly unlikely to find full size berth , decent galley etc in anything much under 40' and probably a plus 44' centre cockpit.
Ignoring anything else about the boat you might check out the Beneteau 423. They have a pretty good forward cabin and a decent galley, particularly in the two cabin version. Beneteaus in the 45 - 55 foot range should easily qualify.
|04-06-2011 05:25 PM|
Are some convertible dinettes easier than others?
Is there ever a fold away sofa?
I have a "knife folding" sofa in my Motorhome and that was OK to convert every day.
thanks for all this info
|04-06-2011 03:57 PM|
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
A bed can be a comfortable place to lie and read and even meals in bed are quite practical once you get used to the idea.
It would not suit everybody, but in a small boat a large permanent bed (no converting during the day) sacrificing the dinning room table, is an alternative that’s worth considering.There is still the cockpit if you want a sit down (rather than a lie down) meal.
|04-06-2011 03:28 PM|
Many boats do have a 'convertibe dinette' that can make up a good sized double with plenty of headroom, but I can tell you that making that berth up every night and setting up the table again each morning gets really tiresome.
Way up on our 'must have' list on our last boat purchase was two 'doubles' without the dinette.
|04-06-2011 03:19 PM|
It was a popular 1 design boat in Australia and my yacht became know as the one with the "passion pit".
Unfortunately often the front bulkhead is structural so this cannot be done on all boats.
The saloon can also be easily modified, on most yachts, into a great bed area.
Not so good for entertaining, but this is mostly done outside anyway.
|04-06-2011 02:59 PM|
I guess what I am looking for is the smallest possible boat that still has a berth I can sleep comfortably on with another person.
I don't need luxury or fancy fittings, just like the idea of going on over night trips.
For example it seems the Beneteau 36CC's bed is too small because it come to a point.
a small place to cook would be great too
|04-06-2011 02:05 PM|
|Minnewaska||Ours is an aft cabin with a queen size bed. The aft cockpit takes away ceiling height immediately over the bed, but you can almost sit up and read. Rolling over isn't remotely a concern. One of the most cavernous master stateroom's I've seen have been on a 58 Taswell and 62 Oyster. They have their own zip codes from the rest of the boat. How far are you willing to go to get what you're looking for?|
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