Originally Posted by alan_za
Small mono's are better then small cats. Big cat's are better then big mono's.
I wouldn't be as confident dealing with an ocean storm in a 30ft cat as I would be in a 30ft mono. Having said that a 45ft cat is maybe safer then a 45ft mono.
So if you have the money
to buy a monster cat, go for it. For the rest of us plebs it's a mono life.
Very true when going to weather
, I felt more comfortable going into really bad seas in my 31 bombay, then our 30 ;' endeavour
cat however going down really really bad seas I am much more comfortable surfing down them in the cat then the mono, feels much more controllable. With proper planning etc not a huge issue, The cat is more of a coastal boat, Fl, bahamas
etc, but is sooooo much better at anchor
, where we spend more then half of our time. Sleeping in a mono in bad seas is Horrible if not impossible for some, where In our cat in rough seas (just not heading into them) I can sleep like a baby, Get what you can afford and enjoy it. If you can afford a large cat then thats the way to go, if you are crossing nasty seas constantly, and going to circumnav, might wanna go large mono,
Btw arent Manson Supremes the best anchors?????