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Old 09-06-2014, 15:21   #841
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Re: Do Multihullers Ever go Back?

I would gladly pay you Tuesday for your boat today.



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Old 09-06-2014, 17:26   #842
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Thanks, but I'll just carry the burden.

Hell of a burden to carry:-).


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Old 16-10-2014, 06:37   #843
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Going back to a Mono? That's just crazy talk.

1) Who wants the exaggerated motion even at the dock.
Modern wide beams carried to the stern dampen rolling. Did a Take The Wheel session last week in Annapolis where I was on a cat first and then immediately on a mono hull and have to say I did not like the jittery nervous motion of the cat. The mono slices through the water.

2) The cavelike feeling we got down inside.
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3) No view from inside the saloon
See #2

3) The Small cockpits with a wheel taking up your walkway.
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4) The heeling.
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5) Spilling you drinks all the time
That's a bummer. Use cup holders.

6) Cooking on a tilting stove straped in
Get takeout. ; D

7) Passing food and drink up those step to the cockpit
Ok

It just sucks on so many levels. It's all good
Not so many levels as you may think with modern designed monohulls. The gaps are narrowing. I can definitely use the dollar savings to lift my quality of time on the water with the rest of the factors.
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Old 16-10-2014, 06:49   #844
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RKsailsolo,
Please do not listen to a word I said about catamarans. If I were you I would get a mono and go sailing. No worries mate.

Also, I like having all the woman on my boat and not yours.
You will learn the lesson I learned the hard way
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Old 16-10-2014, 08:38   #845
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Yes Cotemar, I do covet thy boat and other things. Just can't afford it plus the rest of the costs for the time period I have in mind.
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Old 16-10-2014, 08:39   #846
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Yes Mark, I do covet thy boat and other things. Just can't afford it plus the rest of the costs for the time period I have in mind.
Ok, between us, which one of the 'things' do you covet?
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Old 26-10-2014, 19:26   #847
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There are some multihulls on the west coast but the problem in San Diego, and Southern California in general, is that its very difficult to find an end tie to put a multihull.

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Hey! Cats are very popular on the USA West Coast. For example, I spotted only one catamaran out of many sailboats out in San Diego Bay last Saturday.

I presume most West Coast sailors have never tried catamarans (but know the usefulness of jibs) or they would never have "gone back."
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Old 26-10-2014, 19:39   #848
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I have always steered away from the Wharrams because I assumed their lack of boards would mean they wouldn't go to windward very well. What is it about the Tiki's that you like so much?

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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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Catamarans and trimarans: sailing with training wheels.

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Old 26-10-2014, 23:10   #850
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Yes Cotemar, I do covet thy boat and other things. Just can't afford it plus the rest of the costs for the time period I have in mind.
Kind of missing the point of the thread. It's not about whether you can afford a cat or not. It's about whether people who own a cat would go back to a mono.

And it's been answered many times already. In all but a small minority of cases the answer is no.
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We might be going back. If we keep our current boat we need to work about 3 more years. If we sell and get a less expensive boat, we can leave now. Our options are a 41+ mono preferably center cockpit, vagabond, gulfstar etc,,, or a smaller cat back down in the 32 to 36 range. Maybe a gem or solaris or endeavor, our plans are really only Bahamas and Caribbean , we really don't like the how rolley monos are but a larger one may be less rolley. The plus side is larger mono can carry a lot more weight. Trade offs on each, really tough decision, we've owned both

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"Catamarans and trimarans: sailing with training wheels."

It wasn't me!


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Old 27-10-2014, 17:51   #853
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Once you accept an ugly woman is easier you never go back. Most comments about the advantages of a catamaran also apply to a condominium


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Yet another stupid, stupid post from someone who's never been on a cat. Yawn.
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Unlike the old days, there are lots of beautiful and fast high performance cruising cats available now, like this 60' Schionning as just one example of many...



Or here: http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/gforce-1800

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