Originally Posted by popeyeinnj
...since I'm 6'2", I am probably going to need at least a 42' cat unless I meet a chiropractor to straighten my neck out from ducking.
Welcome! Good luck to you in finding the right boat and getting into cruising.
I smiled when I read the above statement, the original owner of our monohull boat went to the naval architect and asked him to design a comfortable and seaworthy cruising-capable boat with 6'5" headroom. He was 6'4" tall. The lines were drawn based on this requirement and the boat ended up being 54' length on deck.
One thing that we've changed to better fit we shorter folks (I'm 5'8" and hubby is 5'9") is we've raised the cockpit sole a couple inches to better see over the low charthouse. Clearly, the tall original owner didn't want to be hit by the boom as it swung over the cockpit and he didn't have troubles seeing over the house with his additional height.
I don't know what boom clearance is for most catamarans, but this can be an issue on many monohulls given your height as well.