RE: Use of saloon roof
Ya know. I have a raised pilot house or the wheel house as I call it. I have back windown with a clear view, but ya know what?
I seldom use it. I find it better to stick my head out the door. The wheel house has a door port and starboard only 2 steps to either door.
What are you looking behind you for anyway. Some go fast boat trying to pass you. if you are at sea should be lots of room.
Looking back over the salon roof I can't see the stern because of the salon roof anyway.
So I'm always poking my head out for a look see or looking out the back door so's I can see the stern. (Note to self . Rig a camera)
anyway just my 2 cents