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Old 09-23-2016, 09:32 PM   #21
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I have the same gripes about steps and fly-bridge drainage. I forsee a project for the steps, not sure yet about fly-bridge drainage yet. I guess my only other gripe right now is the all electric galley.

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I see some steps and ladders on boats that I just find shocking. We're relatively young and both have long legs but we've tried some that we'd never accept and live with.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:46 PM   #22
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No indoor access to the pilothouse. "Yet", that is. It's true that the bridge deck could drain a bit better.
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:03 PM   #24
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For my wife it's not having a bath tub, which we could install, but we would have to give up a storage room. Since we are getting older not having side gates. I built steps so we presently use the pilot house. I have plans to have side gates installed.
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The one peeve is the condensate from the AC units drains into the bilge. There are 2 small stripper pumps in the keel and during summer I have to remember to turn them on once a day. A fix is on the list but it keeps slipping down it.
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Knots. Missing about 3 of them. Wish I could get to 12 (if I wanted to).
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Old 09-24-2016, 02:45 AM   #27
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Head room at entry/exit floor level transfer at salon to master stateroom. Not so bad when coming up to salon... cause you are automatically leaning forward going up three steps. Going down there is a hand hold at head-area which helps traverse without hitting noggin... but a better transfer with more headroom at that location could have been planned into the mold. I'm 6'1 and can hit head if not careful there. Rest of boat is 6'4 headroom. Shaquille O'Neal would surely need to stay on Fly bridge and sun deck!
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:10 AM   #28
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Head room at entry/exit floor level transfer at salon to master stateroom. Not so bad when coming up to salon... cause you are automatically leaning forward going up three steps. Going down there is a hand hold at head-area which helps traverse without hitting noggin... but a better transfer with more headroom at that location could have been planned into the mold. I'm 6'1 and can hit head if not careful there. Rest of boat is 6'4 headroom. Shaquille O'Neal would surely need to stay on Fly bridge and sun deck!
At 6'4 1/2" in bare feet, 6'5" to 6'6" in shoes, headroom eliminates more boats from possible consideration than any other single issue. I think the most dangerous is like you described where you can hit if not careful but won't always hit. Shaquille would be safe, just uncomfortable, as he'd bend all the time. It's those who just hit occasionally who hit the most often. Going down steps is the most likely trouble spot. I know to watch out but someone your height is in trouble.
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X2. One of the PO's added a gate at the port side aft but not to the starboard side. Due to the dinghy on davits, 9 of 10 dockings are bow in.
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At 6'4 1/2" in bare feet, 6'5" to 6'6" in shoes, headroom eliminates more boats from possible consideration than any other single issue. I think the most dangerous is like you described where you can hit if not careful but won't always hit. Shaquille would be safe, just uncomfortable, as he'd bend all the time. It's those who just hit occasionally who hit the most often. Going down steps is the most likely trouble spot. I know to watch out but someone your height is in trouble.
We'd need to keep you on the bridge/sun deck with Shaquille!

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We'd need to keep you on the bridge/sun deck with Shaquille!

Just kidding!!
Wifey B: I'm 6'2" or so...in stilettos. Just 5' 9 1/2" without shoes.
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Flybridge drainage - lack thereof. The remaining 50% of staple attached fabric headliner that prevents reasonable overhead access for wire runs, deck fitting repairs, etc.
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Wifey B: I'm 6'2" or so...in stilettos. Just 5' 9 1/2" without shoes.

O' La LA!
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O' La LA!
Gee Art, I didn't know that sort of thing tickled your fancy. As a letter carrier I get to see many different kinds of magazines and in one of them there were advertisements for men's size 12 stiletto pumps, as well as delectably plump strap-on derrieres and busty bits. Ya know, if you're interested in that sort of thing
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Gee Art, I didn't know that sort of thing tickled your fancy. As a letter carrier I get to see many different kinds of magazines and in one of them there were advertisements for men's size 12 stiletto pumps, as well as delectably plump strap-on derrieres and busty bits. Ya know, if you're interested in that sort of thing
My statement of "O' La La!"... was meant toward Wifey B. I'm perfectly happy standing 6'3 in my leather Cow Boy Boots. Much rather be aboard boat to go bare footed swimming, sometimes with fins on, though!
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My statement of "O' La La!"... was meant toward Wifey B. I'm perfectly happy standing 6'3 in my leather Cow Boy Boots. Much rather be aboard boat to go bare footed swimming, sometimes with fins on, though!
Wifey B: Fins on..... Now, he's trying to be a mermaid.
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Oooo, Ooooo, I finally got one! The seating in the saloon is not as comfortable as it could be. There's just not room. The engine hatches don't leave enough around them to put in a proper couch.

And one minor one, maybe FOG can tell me if this is all Prairie 36's or just mine: There's a pair of drains through the bulwarks on each side deck, but there's a spot halfway between them that's a little lower, where water collects. There should be another drain there, but there isn't. It almost looks like it originally had one that someone glassed over.

As for stairs, our feet have pretty much gotten used to them now, and I don't think about it. They do feel a little "off" at first. I'd also love inside access to the flybridge, but would never part with the space it would take up.

With a full vinyl enclosure, flybridge drainage isn't an issue for me, but I've been thinking about caulking around the seating bases just in case. If I do that I'll figure out a way to add some drainage at the low spots - good suggestion.
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Wifey B: Fins on..... Now, he's trying to be a mermaid.
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Right now it's because it's still on the yard .
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Right now it's because it's still on the yard .
Your spare anchor looks a bit light, but has "good bones"
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