Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-06-2016, 06:47   #16
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Carrabelle, Florida
Boat: Self-built 44' steel trawler
Posts: 873
Re: Interested in Learning, Don't know where to start

I can't think of skills other than stability and docking that would not transfer. Cats have a lot more internal space and lighter rig than monohulls of similar size, so you can buy a smaller boat and meet your needs. They are fast and shallow draft. But, the larger ones don't fit narrow slips, and their ultimate stability (righting after a knock-down) is a problem - they float just as well or better upside down as right side up. Leaving the mainsail cleated while close hauled in a strong wind and then coming about on a cat is dangerous. You'll find that the larger and more recent designs have hatches in their bottoms for this reason. The vast majority of serious cruisers are on monohulls.
__________________

__________________
tkeithlu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
learning

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Time to start learning piloting/navigation Captain Grandpa The Library 3 20-02-2013 17:27
Interested In Learning How To Sail -Where To Start ? Classes , Orgs , Groups , Day Cr dncohen2016 General Sailing Forum 5 16-08-2012 07:44
OpenCPN 3.0.2 don't want to start sheki011 OpenCPN 28 06-08-2012 09:26
Wanna Start by Learning Dinghy Sailing in Sydney! ameleee Meets & Greets 3 01-10-2009 15:36
Don't Know Where to Start - But Would Love to Cruise Subguy Training, Licensing & Certification 22 13-03-2009 19:19



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:55.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.