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Old 09-15-2015, 12:13 PM   #10
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City: North Carolina for now
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Small Incentive
Vessel Model: Boston Whaler 130 Sport
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I think Larry summed it up well; the FD boats will be much quieter. Besides wave slap, which I am very sensitive to, we don't personally like the crammed in feeling of most forward berths. I suggest going through the motions of getting into and out of bed while you are searching. Ann once vetoed the idea of getting a Fleming 55 based on the master cabin design, yet obviously Flemings are much loved boats.

It's all a matter of personal preference, for instance, some folks actually say they like the wave slap.

Once again we get back to the benefits of chartering a few styles of boats before buying; it helps clear up or surface so many issues as to what elements of boat design are important to you

"There's the Right Way, the Wrong Way, and what some guy says he's gotten away with"
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