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Old 12-05-2014, 09:30   #556
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

I guess plastic that looks like wood is okay, though, huh?
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

Now I get it, all monohullls have real wood interiors and all multihulls have plastic interiors! Even if this were true, as has been pointed out, this unknown third-party who allegedly went back to a monohull must not have been very observant when he bought his cat: "My goodness, Livvy, did you know that the interior was plastic when were on her at the boat show? Who would have thought - using plastic in the interior of a yacht! Now that I've found out, I'll be totally embarrassed about this at the yacht club! Quick, lets get a monohull!"


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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

Well, I suppose that one could make the argument that a plank wood interior was just, well, traditional on a boat. So that should be part of the decision making progress.

Now, to run that to it's logical source, ALL proper boats should be exposed to the elements, and the part of the boat that touches your skin will have to be animal hide, bamboo, or roughed out tree bark.

Anything else would just be more noveau faux.



anyone know if the papyrus comes in a mahogany with a red oak trim? I need a 48" roll of 1/16th.
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Personally after owning a floating teak forest for over 15 years I have rejoiced in something other than wood.Solid wood interior, teak decks, 6" teak toerail circling a 50 foot boat. Teak does not take care of itself. I used to call it a "labor of love" but honestly I felt like a prisoner at times. In my hours and hours of sanding and varnishing I would often state my next boat will be made of fiberglass and stainless steel and that is what I got. As far as that labor of love goes I can only equate it to the lyrics of a song that says "Love is but a burning ember".
If I yearn for the "warmth of wood" I will buy a frigging log cabin!
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The internet is SUCH a great source of information! But surely it would be more comfortable with no hulls in the water?
Your correct, more comfy with no hulls in the water. Instead of a 10 kt cruise, try 100 kt cruise.

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I met a couple in La Paz that went from Cat to Mono. They originally bought the Cat due to it's realestate. They switch because...
1) They were embarrassed by the sterile, plastic feeling of its interior.
2) Double the cost of engine maintenance.
3) Double the cost of berthing
4) Climbing up and down constantly in and out of the hulls.
5) Apparently, stressed out chainplates.
6) Water slamming under their bridge deck.
7) They now enjoy the gentle movement at the dock with their mono.
8) Their Mono's wood interior is warm and inviting.

I guess it's to each his own. Frankly, I'd rather go to a power boat from my Mono. The cats I've seen seem to motor a lot anyways.

#7.....better stay at the dock because the motion in the ocean will be anything but gentle.
I bet you wished you'd proof read your post before sending it!
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Just wondering how they got to their mono's wood interior without climbing down and how they got to the cockpit without climbing up.

Do they have an elevator.
What they meant was climbing out of the hulls to the main saloon. Hey...don't shoot the messenger.

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Now I get it, all monohullls have real wood interiors and all multihulls have plastic interiors! Even if this were true, as has been pointed out, this unknown third-party who allegedly went back to a monohull must not have been very observant when he bought his cat: "My goodness, Livvy, did you know that the interior was plastic when were on her at the boat show? Who would have thought - using plastic in the interior of a yacht! Now that I've found out, I'll be totally embarrassed about this at the yacht club! Quick, lets get a monohull!"
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After meeting the couple, my feeling was that the Cat was a good idea at the time. Probably the herd mentality and maybe even the wife's choice initially. And true Hunterbenelinas are quite plastically also. I'm assuming cats lack heavily wooded interiors due to their carrying capacity. They are quick on their feet if not over-loaded.


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#7.....better stay at the dock because the motion in the ocean will be anything but gentle.
I bet you wished you'd proof read your post before sending it!
Not really. I'd say 95% of boats are dock queens anyways.
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Combining posts do steel cats float?
I don't see why not, it is all a matter of having bigger sealed compartments.
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What they meant was climbing out of the hulls to the main saloon. Hey...don't shoot the messenger.


After meeting the couple, my feeling was that the Cat was a good idea at the time. Probably the herd mentality and maybe even the wife's choice initially. And true Hunterbenelinas are quite plastically also. I'm assuming cats lack heavily wooded interiors due to their carrying capacity. They are quick on their feet if not over-loaded.



Not really. I'd say 95% of boats are dock queens anyways.
You seem to be missing the point that both multihulls and monohulls have steps you have to climb.

I see a lot more boats on balls or at anchor than on a dock.
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As long as the couple are happy.................
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You seem to be missing the point that both multihulls and monohulls have steps you have to climb.

I see a lot more boats on balls or at anchor than on a dock.
I think the point you are missing is once inside the mono, there are no more steps. Inside the cat are steps going down fro the salon/galley area. They found it a drag, I guess.
Maybe on the right coast, more are on the ball...not so true here on the left coast.
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I think the point you are missing is once inside the mono, there are no more steps. Inside the cat are steps going down fro the salon/galley area. They found it a drag, I guess.
Maybe on the right coast, more are on the ball...not so true here on the left coast.
I think we can all agree that they didnt like it.
Oh well.
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I think we can all agree that they didnt like it.
Oh well.
Never mind.
Exactly...to each his/her own. ....and I am paraphrasing.
The OP asked a question if anyone has gone cat to mono. That's what he wanted to know. No reason to defend your cat or mono. Sail what you like.
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Personally after owning a floating teak forest for over 15 years I have rejoiced in something other than wood.Solid wood interior, teak decks, 6" teak toerail circling a 50 foot boat. Teak does not take care of itself. I used to call it a "labor of love" but honestly I felt like a prisoner at times. In my hours and hours of sanding and varnishing I would often state my next boat will be made of fiberglass and stainless steel and that is what I got. As far as that labor of love goes I can only equate it to the lyrics of a song that says "Love is but a burning ember".
If I yearn for the "warmth of wood" I will buy a frigging log cabin!
Jeez, you just wrote our story exactly! Except that our boat was only 40' and thankfully didn't have a teak deck. Also, we accepted a bit of aluminum on ours, and were not so sticky about only SS!

But no wood! We had a teak cockpit table, and I just fiberglassed and gelcoated that a couple weeks ago.

BTW, Herreshoff did not agree with dark wood interiors and didn't build boats with them. Nice, bright easily cleaned and maintained interiors for him.

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