Originally Posted by Black
It has a little shelter for the kids to keep warm and dry, and with young kids thats been a complete bonus. As any dad knows, warm dry happy kids = happy wife = happy dad
I went through this years ago when my kids were younger. I had a little 16' Hurricane. When the kids complained about being cold, I got them better floatation suits. When the Missus wanted a head, I got a new bucket. Eventually, the kids all moved away, the Missus divorced my arse, and I got a bigger RIB. We call that "win-win".
(I also got a new Missus eventually, but she likes the boat, and has learned how to dangle her fanny off the transom when required.
PS I went our in a friend's 24' cuddy "real boat" a couple of years ago to do a little diving. It was nice and roomy, but when the weather picked up a bit, I was convinced we were going over. I rode the entire way in in my drysuit.