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Peter Mulville
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26th January 2022 - 8:13 am
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Somebody has just asked me ‘what is the headroom?’. I’m not sure and it’s no use measuring mine as the cabin top is lower than standard. Any answers please.

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Charles Wright
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26th January 2022 - 8:31 am
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As a guess I would say 5'9" at the tallest, near the companionway on Cyclone. This is approximate and based on what it feels like with my shoes off (I'm 5' 9.5")

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Stephen Moorey
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26th January 2022 - 7:00 pm
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Well i am or was around 5ft 10 inches. I  dont recall ever touching the coachroof with my head.  For a small boat its very good in terms of head room.  Not too restricted either as you make your way to the V berth.  

Stephen

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David Hopkins
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26th January 2022 - 9:51 pm
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From the drawings 5 11 at the chart table 5 10 at the front of the salon and 5 5 under the mast. 

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Philip Collcutt
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27th January 2022 - 10:42 pm
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Perhaps they vary.  Jack Holman of Uphams claimed not to build boats he couldn’t stand up in and sleep in and he was well over 6’.  We have had a regular guest on board Sea Miste who is 6’1” and he moves around the saloon without stooping.  I am 5’ 9” and can just stand between the heads and the wardrobes without stooping.

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Peter Mulville
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28th January 2022 - 9:33 am
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Thank you all for these comments. Please, any more measurements would interest me. I know I have been aboard some Twisters where the cabin sole is noticeably lower than mine. 

For the record I have 5'11" in way of the galley and 5'10" in the forepart of the main cabin. This is from cabin sole to centre of cabin top. Obviously it decreases slightly as you move away from the centre line. It also decrease more because there are two fore and aft beams [carlins?] either side of the centre line. The aft end of these lines up with the companion way entrance. These decrease headroom by around 1 1/2". Note that Viveza is home built composite and the cabin top is probably 2" or so lower than other composite Twisters. This decision was made by my 6' 4" Father because he felt she looked prettier with a lower cabin top. I agree.

I'd note that he lived aboard for 6 years and the low cabin never bothered him. His general and very firm advice to me was that, at sea, you are either in your bunk or working the ship. When moored, below you are either sitting down or in your bunk...and you can always go on deck to stand up. 

The low headroom does not bother me either...I'm very nearly 6' 4". 

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