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post #7 of Old 11-19-2008
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Originally Posted by jorgenl View Post

Thanks for the input.

Two of my friends have C400's so I am very familiar with them and like them a lot.

Last may I did the DelMarVa circum nav (36 hr offshore passage) on a C400 - comfortable boat.

I prefer the interior cabinetry of the C400's, Love the big galley and am aware of the bigger HW such as winches.

I prefer the Bene 423/473 exterior look and I think they are faster boats.

The (only) thing that concerns me the most about the C400 (and that was the thing that I really liked 1 year ago) is the Queen sized aft birth. I think it may be a bit claustrophobic, possibly with poor ventilation (that's what I hear) compared to a centerline queen in the bow as per Bene 423. I also think that headroom above the bed may not be conducive to certain activities

Your right about the girl, mine is Irish and I can barely afford her.

Hon much for the dog?
It is all trade offs. THe stern cabin is great for us because it is an escape. I sleep extremely well on i tand have a lot of room to spread out. That was my complaint with many of the V-Berth or pullman arrangements. We installed a lot of fans to handle the ventillation, but there is NO way it will compete with a Vberth arrangement. My wife is highly claustrophobic and the berth does not bother her - but you cannot sit all the way up to read a book which is a bummer. We have found the settees in the aft cabin good for that. In all, it is not bad. Worst part (and you are right) is the ventillation, but we have some potential fixes for that.

As for the dog, ok. I will pay you to take her!! Just name your price, but keep it under six figures! Before you agree, let me tell you that she eats more than a horse, craps like one, will only sleep in the bed with you, and snores like a freight train coming into the station. How about if I buy your boat and you take the dog??

Shoot some good pics, no matter what you pick out.

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