Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 26-09-2009, 07:26   #1
cruiser

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tampa to New York
Boat: Morgan 33 OutIsland, Magic and 33' offshore scott design "Cutting Edge"
Posts: 1,594
Average Cost of Maintenance - Cat vs Mono

Does the rule of thumb of
%10 of value of boat per annum apply equally to cats and monos? Would seem to me that two engines, drive trains, rudder assemblies would raise the cost of maintenance substantially. Does this doubling of everything mechanical relate to the higher cost of comparable sized cat vs mono?
__________________
forsailbyowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 07:54   #2
Marine Service Provider
 
Factor's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Boat: Corsair Dash MKII
Posts: 4,086
Quote:
Originally Posted by forsailbyowner View Post
Does the rule of thumb of
%10 of value of boat per annum apply equally to cats and monos? Would seem to me that two engines, drive trains, rudder assemblies would raise the cost of maintenance substantially. Does this doubling of everything mechanical relate to the higher cost of comparable sized cat vs mono?
Obviously Not

Unless you have one of the few multis that has a bi rig, then you have one stick one set of rigging and one set of sails, and one set of plumbing and etc etc. In fact if you have an outboard driven cat (like me) I suspect that I could say that my costs of ownership would be less than a comparable size mono. Very few through hulls, and an ability to take a sandy beach to deal with minor issues there, is just one of the ways.
__________________
Factor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2009, 08:53   #3
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: No longer post here
Boat: Catalac Catamaran
Posts: 2,462
I would concur. Engines aside, the boat systems are identical, as are maintenance costs. One possible exception would be the inclusion of two heads on ex-charter cats. But then again, this feature provides for very happy admirals, so it's a trade off.

You would be correct when it comes to engine maintenance, but not necessarily engine repairs, Both engines won't 'break' at the same time. In fact, engine redundancy is one of the benefits of catamaran ownership. With twin engines...of course.
__________________
Tropic Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Cost of Living Aboard - Maintenance seaparrot Liveaboard's Forum 50 20-08-2009 07:03
True Cost of Maintenance? virginia boy Monohull Sailboats 14 06-07-2009 01:39
cost no object... neither to buy or maintain - what mono would you have any why? Sterling Monohull Sailboats 36 25-10-2008 08:19
Maintenance - Cat VS Mono yona Multihull Sailboats 105 06-12-2006 16:14



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:24.


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.