R505 - Not sure if I'm disappointed but I was certainly not blown away.
My only other personal Cat experiences:
43' - Southern Belize
...pretty fast boat....quirky cockpit
2) Gemini 105
- SF Bay
......light, responsive.....not sure it would stand up to open water pounding
Thanks for trimming tips..........I had jib
trimmed just fine....wish main had leech telltales..
The open water (waters off & between Antigua
& Barbuda)- beam and forward certainly impacted the speed....it was not slow but it did not make me go WOW.
The only day that I felt like it really moved was the last day on the way back to the base with waves on the quarter & winds @ 100/120...which kinda matches the polar strengths.
With many more monohull
miles, I was trying to gain more experience on one of those Flat saling Cats that zoom around/past all other vessels I hear about on this forum.