...I think I have blogged before with that title?
Anyhow the reason for the reflection is on arriving and fettleing Waterlilty for her return home cruise I observed this.....
That is Waterlily fourth back. She is behind a couple of 58 footers and another fifty footer. Now inside Waterlilty we have a bed, bathroom, galley, dinette saloon and covered well deck. its all fitted in by having a very snubby bow and a short welldeck.
I am not sure if is shows good use of space on Waterlily or poor use of space on the other boats?
For sure Waterlily does not have the classic lines of some of the other boats, and for that I am somewhat sad, however I don't tend to look at her like this very often so gain from the extra internal space. It is the same reason I don't often look in the mirror !!
I still think the ex ownership boats cam close to the perfect layout in a 58 foot shell - including two toilets and a corner bath plus a good seating area outside.
One problem with the way Waterlily uses her space is she has a small cratch 'window' and cannot easily be extended at the front as the saloon takes some of the curvature. Maybe if we keep her to her next paint job we could give her a real nice looking nose !
Rough water at Holme Pierrepont
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