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Old 04-11-2016, 12:02 PM   #6
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Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
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Originally Posted by tallswede View Post
Looks like a great boat! I'm a sailor too but can't bring myself to say ex-sailor. I'm keeping my small sailboat for those times I really need a fix. I know what you mean about bending into the engine room as I'm 6'4". I don't think I would have the cajones to careen my boat on a rock like in your avatar either. lol.

Isn't there room for you both to reconstruct the sole over engine compartment so there are huge hinged (or lift-out removable) hatch doors to open so you can stand upright much of the time while working around engine? It may cost a boat dollar or more if done by others, and probably bit o' pia to accomplish yourself... but in my opinion... well worth it in the long run. That's one of the "no-go" items for me in every boat I ever purchase. Either I can stand up at engine - or - next boat please!

BTW - I'm 64 yr, 6'1", life long weight lifter; avg 245 lb in shape body weight... I don't bend real easy - but, I also don't break! - LOL
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