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Re: What do you think about a pilothouse sailboat
A couple years back we cruised with a Tanzer 10.5 for a few days, not by design, but we just happened to be on the same schedule and going the same places. I was really impresed with the boat, we were in the 1000 Islands and he took the boat into some really thin water, he, like us was tying up at the small craft docks, rather than anchoring a quarter mile out. Kind of slick for a nearly 35 foot boat. She had both a swing keel and a lifting rudder.
I didnt drive the boat, but i did drink a tall boy in the pilot house. I didnt think thevisibility was very good from the pilot house, and the wheel was offset to the starboard side, which seems like it could be unpleasant on a port tack. I got the impression the cockpit helm station was the primary helm station and the pilot house was more of a secondary helm station.
Over all i was really impressed with the boat.