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Old 04-05-2014, 17:28   #16
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I've owned cats.. I've delivered cats and I loved my Tiki's but like Shakti.. I'll live on/sail a mono if the other choice is live on land..
Luckily I'm content with small and basic.. if you gave me a Lagoon 440 I'd sell it and commission a Tiki 38..
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Old 04-05-2014, 17:37   #17
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if you gave me a Lagoon 440 I'd sell it and commission a Tiki 38..
And if I gave you a Tiki 38, would you sell it and get a Lagoon 440?

Monkey-logic.
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And if I gave you a Tiki 38, would you sell it and get a Lagoon 440?

Monkey-logic.
You've obviously never tried to sell a Wharram...
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Old 04-05-2014, 17:55   #19
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You've obviously never tried to sell a Wharram...
I just looked at the Wharram. I can see why no one would want to sell one.

Nice.
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Old 04-05-2014, 18:00   #20
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

Nice price:

2001 Wharram Tiki 38 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1975...ten-St.-Martin
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One near you Boaty:

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1979...34145/Portugal
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

I would consider a mono powerboat, or mono sail if I had to down-size. Better than nothing.

But if I had to downsize I might get a pocket trawler around 30-34 feet for vacations and keep a small cat or performance planing sailboat for fun daysailing. The pocket trawler idea appeals because it could be towed hundreds of miles per day at 65mph down the interstates, and launched anywhere there's a ramp or lift. I don't have that kind of range on my sailboat, in the limited time available for vacations.

But getting back to the original question -- all trade-offs considered (and there are some) I will always look at a mono as a step down compared to a trimaran or cat. If I buy another mono it will be because I'm sacrificing sailing performance and level-sailing comfort for interior space and/or cost.

This is my third tri. Before I bought this one I considered a 36 foot mono "performance cruiser". It had all the go-fast stuff, CF mast, sprit, go-fast sails etc. I went for a test sail and we started out in about 10 knots and the boat sailed nicely at about 6k and I was thinking this is OK but then the wind went up to about 15k and I thought now it should get interesting but it didn't. The boat just leaned more. It didn't go any faster! On my 33ft. tri (prior boat I owned at the time) it would not have leaned any more --it would have hardened up and gone faster (probably 9 or 10k depending on sails and relative wind angle). The mono was like a weeble. Blows more.... it leans more but no faster to windward or reaching, much more pitching and rolling downwind. Awful motion and slow sailing by comparison, like being stuck in quicksand.
Multihull -- more wind more speed, no rolling, less pitching, no rolling at anchor, neutral helm more comfort and no slipping and sliding means better crew safety without significant heeling.

PS -- I own a few mono dinghies, does that count?
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Not to keen on the Classic designs.. prefer the Tiki's..


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I've owned cats.. I've delivered cats and I loved my Tiki's but like Shakti.. I'll live on/sail a mono if the other choice is live on land..
Luckily I'm content with small and basic.. if you gave me a Lagoon 440 I'd sell it and commission a Tiki 38..
Have sailed a couple of Tikis and really enjoyed them. Like a lot of Wharram's design ideas. Even ordered study plans for his Pahi series. Often think of a customized Pahi as the next boat....but switching boats is such a pain.
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

All this talk of not spilling your drink, lol! For the extra hundred G's it takes to buy a cat, you can get a whole lot of these. Cup holders too!
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Re: Do multihullers ever go back?

[QUOTE=Dulcesuenos;1533003 being 21' wide we can troll like 7 rods across the back... Or is that called dredging lol

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That would called a drouge.
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I have no doubt there are some who have gone back. Probably not many, but there's bound to be a few.
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

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All this talk of not spilling your drink, lol! For the extra hundred G's it takes to buy a cat, you can get a whole lot of these. Cup holders too!

Yeah, but on a catamaran you can actually fill the cup all the way up with liquid.

And it will stay there until you drink it.
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

You cant do this in a Mono, and still be level, Hahahahaha

The second one was a new antifoul paint job between the tides. 3 Days and it was finished, And still living on the boat thru out,

Saves the cost of a haul out, Approx 1000 Bucks, Depending on where you are,
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You cant do this in a Mono, and still be level, Hahahahaha

The second one was a new antifoul paint job between the tides.
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