Join Date: Aug 2006
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Thanks all for the thoughtfull replies.
I should say that I don't hate the boat, in fact there are quite alot of things that I very much like.
the boat in question is a Kelly Peterson 44, the things I don't like are; The walkthrough is so small , the head does not have a separate shower, the galley is kind of short on counter space , the companionway is very steep and I wonder if it isn't a bit of a hazard going below when underway, The master bunk is designed so somebody has to climb over someone to get out of bed ,or else wait until the other gets upand I have never really liked the look of center cockpits.
the things I do like ; The boat is capable of going anywhere in the world , It is well built and able to withstand some minor mishaps without major damage . The KP44's have a superb reputation ,everything I have read about them has been positive ,with the exception of fuel and water tank problems and possibly poor wiring. most if not all of these problems will be solved on the boat I buy. They are fast for a cruising boat . The aft cabin is large and due to it's location is very private. the engine room is spacious and there is lots of room for add on's. The cockpit is large . The aft deck alows an extra space for storage , fishing , suntanning or what have you.Ample headroom( I am 6'2). Lots of storage for provisions and all the toy's that come along with two active and curious boys. They have high bullworks sp? and a large uncluttered fordeck. They are heavy and will take the sea's well. the draft is 6'4" while not shoal draft it is not going to be too prohibitive. It's safe . Oh yea ,I can afford it.
Allthough I don't love the boat I love what it is capable of and where it can take us .
Thanks for the replies ,I would love to hear anything else ya'll might have to say