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Old 05-15-2016, 07:08 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by twistedtree View Post
What caused it/them to fail as a primary residence?
I listed the two key factors for the Fleming, ER ergonomics for the likes of big clumsy me, and the small MSR with a "dive in", 42' SeaRayish bed for both of us. Smallish galley up and salon, limited aft deck didn't appeal to Ann either. There was a whole lot to like, but all in all it just wasn't for us and our intended use.

As for the Nordhavns (of which the old 57 was our clear favorite), in general we didn't like the rabbit's warren layouts, which I can understand for passage making (you can't get tossed to far), in most cases not full stand up ERs, and smallish galleys. I didn't like the rear visibility of most of the pilothouses and neither of us saw a very appealing flying bridge on any of them if so equipped. Again, a lot to like but not for what we were going to (and did) use the boat for.

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