Anyway, as usual this is yet another thread intended to be derogatory to multihulls. Like the 100% motoring bullshit.
ie. REAL MEN
wouldn't buy one. It's only wimps who do because they are forced to by the women. That's bullshit too.[/QUOTE]
LOL...... easy there Trigger.
A slight correction regarding the other thread. It was actually a genuine enquiry coming from the wife of the poster who had observed the phenomena of Cats not using the sails
area. I know the couple personally and as they are SERIOUSLY considering moving from an Oyster
to a CAT, it was in no way derogatory. Sometimes the way things are phrased is the issue and sometimes its our sensitivity regarding a subject.
The Med is a massive Charter
area with a lot of Cats and sometimes it does look like Cats never put their sails
up. Depends on the winds and schedules. A few weeks ago, in Palma, I watched 5 cats in a fleet relocate from the marina and they motored out and continued motoring all the way to their new port. It was nice winds but the sails did not go up.
It does get irritating when a poster lets a couple of ill informed comments hit the forum and state it it as fact. Its even worse when they try and defend the statement when remonstrated with. However this is life and a lot of people never let facts get in the way of their prejudice.
I would choose a CAT over a monohull
for a variety of reasons. They are my reasons and does not make the Cat BETTER than a monohull
, it makes it fit my purpose for my price
and my choice. Never having been a proponent of 'mine is bigger than yours' mentality, Im not fettered by comparisons on a point by point score card, I like what I like.
Not keen on large amount of heel for long periods of passage
, I discovered the Cat solved
that problem for me. I like width as well as length, another problem gone. Always a lover of personal space, separate hulls is nice. I got a lot of space in a small area, even in 28 foot a Cat feels bigger.
The crucial question is whether its a womans boat or not. Well Im sure it is for lots of reasons, however I would be first in line to get one, as it looks like lots of other men
would be too.
I insist people must purchase
what they want and like. Its not my boat. Its not my choice and for that reason it does not affect me. We all share the waters and what we float in is personal.
In my opinion, one of the most gorgeous boats ever designed for speed and passage
is the Macgregor
65. It won every race
it ever entered. If you read about it, it is universally slated for build quality, this and that, space etc. However just like an old Ferrari, " It handles like a brick, the brakes dont work, it slides sideways in corners, the gearbox
breaks and the seat is so poor it bounces your testicles-but I love it to pieces and its gorgeous!"
If I had a Mac 65 and the finances to rectify any problems found, I would love it. The storage
issues would be resolved and personal touches would be added. I LIKE the space below. Admittedly it is plastic, but like the Ferrari that is part of the charm. Compare it to almost anything in the same length and design and its sparse. However, it was also one third of the price
. Its also everything I dont want in a liveaboard
.....but I like this.
Only, I can only afford one boat at a time and the Mac is not it for now. If I did have one, I can guarantee the remarks and comments would all be negative even though I would have it perfect.
You just cant win.