I have a 355 on order and with so many boat items on back order want stay ahead of the game by ordering early.
Anchor rode and dock lines fairly easy to calculate and confirm by checking order history with Defender for my old C 350. But I cut my own fender lines to accommodate a preference for extra length and a larger diameter than that what you get off the shelf.
So looking to confirm the approximate distance between the safety line and waterline on the 355 to facilitate cutting the fender lines to the proper length.
The other question/concern I have is the location of the control head for the autopilot or SailPilot as Raymarine calls it.
The boats and pictures I have seen usually have it on the starboard side coming.
I did see it at the helm on a new 355 at the last Annapolis Boat Show.
My primary reason, among other reasons, to locate it at the helm, is the need to change course in an emergency situation, using the autopilot and wheel, almost simultaneously. I know you can control with the MFD but are you always going to want to or have that function on all the time. That said, I know their are pros and cons on both sides.
So I would appreciate any feedback on this issue.