Originally Posted by goprisko
The hidden truth about cats is:
Um, more like "a totally negative slant on cats" than "hidden truth"
A modern cat has two engines. This is either a huge plus or a huge negative, depending on your own personal outlook/situation.
In fact most of your hidden truths contain a similar bias. Yes, they have a weird motion, *for some people* and for plenty of others not fighting heel ALL the time is a blessing.
They ARE two boats in one.
A 32' cat has about the same space as a 60' mono. and no, I guess you can't load it down like you could a mono, but you can load it with as much stuff as you'd put in a 32' mono and still have TWICE the space!
C. Everything can be overwhelmed and turned upside down.
d) They have awesome Flat nearly no motion most of the rest of the time, and again, a lot of people find fighting heel and motion exhausting on a mono.
e is flat false. They have higher costs than a similar LENGTH mono, but a 32 cat and a 64 mono probably have similar maint & mooring
costs. And As stated before cats do have advantages over most monos in where they can go and ability to be beached.
I have a mono because of one reason, COST I got a 36' world cruising steel
boat for $6500. But I also know some guys that just got a 54' cat project
boat for FREE. so it's not all black and white right and wrong