Caught in a storm- what hull design? 30-35'

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Standpipe, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Huh? They dont sink, but I wouldn't want to be on an open deck 12 inches above the 2 metre waves, or cramped up in one of their claustrophobic hulls.
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I suppose that what is claustrophobic to you is cozy to me. I like tight quarters in rough weather. Open interiors lead to injuries.
     
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  3. rwatson
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    Oh sure, tight in the bunk is good, but I appreciate having somewhere else besides the bunk for a place for the barf , the wet weather gear and the porta potti.

    You don't get that on Wharram's under 40 foot
     
  4. gonzo
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    I've never barfed on a boat, so it is not an issue I consider. Also, a 40 footer is too big for me to handle alone, which is a main consideration. The wet gear can easily hang by the companionway
     
  5. rwatson
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    So THATS it. You have never been in a Wharram.

    The "companionway" is most of the accomodation. Even more so on under 40ft versions.
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  6. gonzo
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    I owned a Tangaroa and cruised it extensively. I was in a really bad storm, enough to get all decks completely underwater ( I shimmied up the mast). I like tight quarters; they are cozy.
     
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