Re: Large cabin small sailboat.
A question. . . .why do you think you need a big cabin or even a cabin at all? A boat that small is going to have a cramped and uncomfortable cabin no matter how you slice it. You're not going to want to hang out in that space in such a small boat any more than necessary. Plus, there is an entire network of campsites up and down the Sound called the Washington Water Trail that lets you not even need a cabin at all to sleep in for cruising these waters.
I think an open boat or a small boat with a big ol' cockpit is much more pleasant for the daylight sailing hours where you spend all your waking moments than a boat where the accomodations for while you are unconscious takes up so much valuable real estate. For a max 17' boat, you're really not big enough to have both a good cabin and a good sailing cockpit--so why compromise on the important part?
Amphibious Macroplankton Oughtredia doublendus
Mostly found frequenting the littoral and estuarine zones in the southern half of the Salish Sea, though sightings have been recorded both north and south of this area, and occasionally, but rarely, inland, in freshwater environments. This species lives on micro-brewed beer and dutch-oven biscuits,and displays brightly colored nylon and gore-tex plumage during the rainy season. Approach with caution!