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Old 29-05-2014, 07:44   #706
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Get (or make your own) the folding timber table from the XL2.
What if I only want a couple of folks on my boat at one time. I would have to deal with more guests if I followed your advice.
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Old 29-05-2014, 08:32   #707
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

Rohan, you ask the question: "Does it count if you were only a multihuller in your own mind?" No. It means you haven't really experienced a multihull, let alone having cruised and lived on one over a wide range of conditions.

But no worries. I gather you are a life-long monohuller who, after comtemplating the issue, has decided to remain one. Good for you. I certainly won't suggest that you are wrong, or that a multihull would be better suited for your budget, taste and intended use.

But to answer the OP's question - no, you are not a multihuller who has decided to go back.

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Old 29-05-2014, 09:23   #708
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In mast furler equipped boats have mains without battens and little roach, in short, well, lets just say they have plenty of time for drinkies, cause they never sail.
Who gives a SH** about a main anyway when you have a big ass Genoa and code 0. We're going down wind where the drinkies are. Lagoon 39 has a reduced main with this intention.
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Who gives a SH** about a main anyway when you have a big ass Genoa and code 0. We're going down wind where the drinkies are. Lagoon 39 has a reduced main with this intention.
Ahem I do. As does any multi hull sailer with any sort of thought of sailing to windward. And yes I note that the 39 has gone for a 1970s Prout style rig. And even it has a fully battened main. And I have a big assy and a biggish screecher, genoas are crap for DDW sailing.
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Ahem I do. As does any multi hull sailer with any sort of thought of sailing to windward. And yes I note that the 39 has gone for a 1970s Prout style rig. And even it has a fully battened main. And I have a big assy and a biggish screecher, genoas are crap for DDW sailing.
Well thats it then Salty.... we are going to have to start drinkies here and get more when we get wherever we get to..

Mines a Bacardi and Coke thanks.......
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

I have a 30 foot diameter Parachute sail for DDW, Hahahaha, Thats gets it up and moving
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I have a big assy and a biggish screecher .
I think that there are therapists who can steer you to programs that will help you with that.
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I think that there are therapists who can steer you to programs that will help you with that.
It may be too late..........
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Do you need a Big Assy to own a cat? I missed that when I was catamaran shopping
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I have a 30 foot diameter Parachute sail for DDW, Hahahaha, Thats gets it up and moving
Wondering about this. How well does it work and how easy/hard is it to fly and douse?

I saw one of these in a vid somewhere and there was some type of discussion about having to drop it in the water to get it down.
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...As does any multi hull sailer with any sort of thought of sailing to windward.
A real multi-hull sailor would never sail to windward, as the next drinkie is ALWAYS downwind.
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

Actually Factor, apart from the location of the mast (stepped at the companionway bulkhead), the Lagoon 39 has not reverted to a 1970's Prout rig at all: it is not a cutter, but rather has a fractional rig with a relatively large, self-tacking roller-reefing genoa. Also unlike the Prout, it does not have backstays and a main with minimal roach, but rather no backstays and a flat-top main. It can also be ordered with a Code zero.

I suspect that the rig will provide good performance close reaching and it will certainly be easy to handle upwind, where the combination of a flat top main and large headsail on relatively wide travellers should keep good sail shape (and hopefully decent performance) to windward.

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I suspect that the rig will provide good performance close reaching and it will certainly be easy to handle upwind, where the combination of a flat top main and large headsail on relatively wide travellers should keep good sail shape (and hopefully decent performance) to windward.

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Not if it has an in-mast furling main.

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Not if it has an in-mast furling main.
Whew. Our main is on a roller furler, but it's OUTSIDE the mast. You had me worried for a moment there. I thought I could never go home again.
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How well do you go to windward with that setup?

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