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Old 21-09-2012, 10:16   #1
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Monohull or catamaran

I there, could anyone who has cruised around turkey give me the pros and cons between a monohull and a catamaran pleas.
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Old 21-09-2012, 10:39   #2
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Mono's lean, cats wobble. mono's have cellars for cabins, cats have single level living. Mono's sail closer to the wind, cats (newer ones) generally sail faster. Mono's a cheaper, foot per pound, but cats generally carry as many people.
And this thread will have a hundred opposite views. I've owned both. I still don't know.
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Old 21-09-2012, 13:16   #3
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It is a great advantage to own a catamaran, why?

Well it sails on a level plain so every is happy. It sails faster than a monohull. There is far more space inside for storage. Lots of room to entertain. Good head room. No stairs down to a saloon. They are airy with lots of light.

Big advantage go where mono-hulls cannot go-shallow water.

Usually twin engines so can turn on the same spot.

Easy to manouvre in tight spaces.

I think thats enough for now.

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I there, could anyone who has cruised around turkey give me the pros and cons between a monohull and a catamaran pleas.
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Old 21-09-2012, 13:54   #5
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Re: Monohull or catamaran

The general subject of mono-hulls verses multi-hulls is brought up every month, so it has been discussed ad nauseam on this forum. What's unique about Turkey over other coastal countries in considering mono verses multi?
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Old 21-09-2012, 14:29   #6
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It is a great advantage to own a catamaran, why?

Well it sails on a level plain so every is happy.
God didn't intend you to sail flat, like heavier then air flight it's just plain unnatural.

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It sails faster than a monohull.
maybe, most i see are trying to get marina space when they do they,re so glad they dont go anywhere else

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There is far more space inside for storage. Lots of room to entertain. Good head room. No stairs down to a saloon. They are airy with lots of light.
I'm trying to live an uncluttered , quite life, I find four steps into the saloon still practical at 51, I open hatches too

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Big advantage go where mono-hulls cannot go-shallow water.
Big advantage I can actually get a berth in that shallow water without paying an arm and a leg, do you feel comfortable with 6" under the boat !!!

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Usually twin engines so can turn on the same spot.


Easy to manouvre in tight spaces.
I find my 2000 euro bow thruster does that without needing a 10.000 second engine installation. I find also using the thing called the rudder helps


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Old 21-09-2012, 15:27   #7
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God didn't intend you to sail flat, like heavier then air flight it's just plain unnatural.


maybe, most i see are trying to get marina space when they do they,re so glad they dont go anywhere else


I'm trying to live an uncluttered , quite life, I find four steps into the saloon still practical at 51, I open hatches too



Big advantage I can actually get a berth in that shallow water without paying an arm and a leg, do you feel comfortable with 6" under the boat !!!



I find my 2000 euro bow thruster does that without needing a 10.000 second engine installation. I find also using the thing called the rudder helps


Peace and love , make waypoints not war

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I think the polynesian multihulls predated the ballasted monos by quite a bit so my guess is god did want you to sail flat. I mean come on, sailing on an angle is a little barbaric isnt it?
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I think the polynesian multihulls predated the ballasted monos by quite a bit so my guess is god did want you to sail flat. I mean come on, sailing on an angle is a little barbaric isnt it?
Yup try them hula hula boats in the north sea, right on. There's a reason all Polynesians stayed in the sun !!!


Ps a lot of people from north Africa are quite nice .
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Old 21-09-2012, 15:42   #9
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Yup try them hula hula boats in the north sea, right on. There's a reason all Polynesians stayed in the sun !!!


Ps a lot of people from north Africa are quite nice .
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Ever heard of a Prout catamaran? Yup more safe bluewater miles put on them than any other production built sailboat mono or multi.
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Ever heard of a Prout catamaran? Yup more safe bluewater miles put on them than any other production built sailboat mono or multi.
Yup, I'm sure that you have the data to support that statement, so why not share the source with us all?

I have nothing against cats in general nor Prouts specifically, but gratuitous blarney like that gets to me.

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Yup, I'm sure that you have the data to support that statement, so why not share the source with us all?

I have nothing against cats in general nor Prouts specifically, but gratuitous blarney like that gets to me.

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Something I read a couple of years ago so I'm not sure if I can find the article again. My apologies if the truth ruffles your feathers.
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Here you go: Cat vs. Mono - The Verdict | Sail Feed
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Old 21-09-2012, 20:10   #13
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Your drink doesn't spill reaching in 20 kts of wind. You dont need a sea berth/ to protect you when you are sleeping at anchor. In rough stuff we were actually able to still sleep while passagemaking. All on a catamaran of course!!!
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Your drink doesn't spill reaching in 20 kts of wind. You dont need a sea berth/ to protect you when you are sleeping at anchor. In rough stuff we were actually able to still sleep while passagemaking. All on a catamaran of course!!!
I Dont read anything here that we dont do on our FIRST 42, MONO
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