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Old 31-05-2014, 09:44   #766
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

I don't care. I want a Lagoon 39. Until I do I won't know if I will go back to a monohull, and thats all I care about.

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I don't care. I want a Lagoon 39. Until I do I won't know if I will go back to a monohull, and thats all I care about.

And I would gladly sail wth you to see if I like your catamaran too..
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Old 31-05-2014, 09:50   #768
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That would be interesting but I believe not correct. How would you account for all the monos lost at sea with nothing heard from the crew. Would they be considered sunk or maybe living on a deserted island? No way to get an accurate count. And how many Lagoons have sunk? Maybe three or four? That would also be interesting. Just seems as of lately there have been a lot of monos that have gone down. And in those threads I don't seem to recall any derogatory remarks from the multihull crowd. Wish I could say the same about the monohull crowd when there's a report of a multi turning turtle.


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I think we could safely consider every mono lost at sea as "sunk"; the same would apply to the cats. I don't think this would change the numbers at all, the difference is too massive. We are talking about a tiny fraction of a percent of the huge mono fleet. Each sinking will have a much more dramatic effect on the numbers of the tiny cat fleet...
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Old 31-05-2014, 10:00   #769
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

No all you've proven is monohull owners never have the time and money to go someplace where they might sink their boat. Whereas multi hullers are the real cruisers.

The nature of statistics is a lie.

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Old 31-05-2014, 12:46   #770
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

A humorous paragraph.

"What if America had been discovered by the Polynesians, rather than Scandinavians? Well, we'd all be sailing multihulls. Then Someone would come along and say, "Hey, I have a great idea. I'm going to design a boat with just one hull."

Everyone would ask how it would keep upright and Mr. monohull would reply, "weights and a deep keel. I'll put a lot of weight down deep in the water."

Then everyone would ask if that wouldn't make the boat go very slow, and he would enthusiastically reply, "Yes!, Yes!, YES!". You can bet slow and heavy would soon have advocates and a new novelty would be born."


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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

Which leads one to wonder, why didn't polynesians discover north america?
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Old 31-05-2014, 12:55   #772
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Which leads one to wonder, why didn't polynesians discover north america?
Because they were lazy tackers like most CF sailors.
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Which leads one to wonder, why didn't polynesians discover north america?

No motivation, they already lived in paradise.


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How could they have known?
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How could they have known?

How could they have known if they sailed 3000 miles to the east they would have discovered America?


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How could they have known if they sailed 3000 miles to the east they would have discovered America?


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They could smell the McDonalds on the evening wind........

Now it makes sense. That would mean traveling upwind and we all know multis don't go upwind! Well ok some multis.......hmmmm and then again some monos!


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A humorous paragraph.

"What if America had been discovered by the Polynesians, rather than Scandinavians? Well, we'd all be sailing multihulls. Then Someone would come along and say, "Hey, I have a great idea. I'm going to design a boat with just one hull."

Everyone would ask how it would keep upright and Mr. monohull would reply, "weights and a deep keel. I'll put a lot of weight down deep in the water."

Then everyone would ask if that wouldn't make the boat go very slow, and he would enthusiastically reply, "Yes!, Yes!, YES!". You can bet slow and heavy would soon have advocates and a new novelty would be born."
Didn't a couple of fellows attempt to beat the east-to-west-coast-via-Cape-Horn sailboat speed record held by a mono-hulled craft, but ended up having their catamaran broken by the sea?
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Dunno, but I do know every sailing speed RTW record solo RTW and similar has been held by a multi for many many years.
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

Certainly, there is no way for them to know that north america was out there, of course, they may have gone, and then came back to Hawaii, decided California wasn't all it's cracked up to be.
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