24' cruising sailboats- how far is the cabin sole below the waterline?

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  1. Seafarer24
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    Seafarer24 Sunset Chaser

    Just a general question: How far below the waterline do you guess the cabin sole is on boats like the PS Dana, Allegra, Amigo, etc.?
  2. jim lee
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    jim lee Senior Member

    Well, the Left Coast Dart is 25', trailerable, a weekend cruiser/camper and the cabin floor is 3" below the waterline.

    Don't know about the others.

    -jim lee
  3. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    My guess is boats like Amigos or say, Flickas or similar have soles about a foot or more below the waterline. These are heavy boats for their waterline length.
    Lighter displacement boats won't have near as much depth to stand in. A light displacement sailboat might only have a couple of inches of depth at the cabin sole.
    Wide, flat-bottomed boats have high soles even if heavy, while narrow and vee-bottomed boats can have low soles even if light. Most boats are generally round-bottomed, somewhere between wide flat-bottomed types and the deep and narrow ones.


  4. fcfc
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    fcfc Senior Member

    On smaller beneteau model, the cabin sole just cover hull bottom. Somewhat 8 inches below waterline. There is absolutely no bilge, no space between cabin sole and hull bottom.
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