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Old 04-07-2012, 16:24   #241
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Ok I admit was a bit of exaggeration but it was hobby horsing around yet the mono was just cutting through the waves.....I would think a big rudder and helm would help.
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the mono was just cutting through the waves.....I would think a big rudder and helm would help.
We doubt anyone would seriously suggest cats offer much wave-punching ability as compared to monos. The absence of the heavy keel and the need to press two hulls into (more accurately, over!) the waves leaves cats in a distinct disadvantage for "cutting through the waves"...and we doubt that a big rudder would make much difference?

Waves on the aft quarter, however...woo hoo!
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Ok I admit was a bit of exaggeration but it was hobby horsing around yet the mono was just cutting through the waves.....I would think a big rudder and helm would help.
On a catamaran on a broad reach in my experiance is a sleigh ride,'one of the best points of sail. Where a mono broad reaching, isn't that roll wallow and broach or is that dead down wind?
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I think it depends on the build of the cat, the experience of the skipper and the conditions. as for the cat I witnessed I know which boat I'd rather be on at the time.
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2mtr short chop 25 to 30 knots me in 52ft sports racer with chop on aft quarter , others in multi 45 ft looking very worried and holding on for dear life.... I just smiled as I passed surfing the waves hitting 14 knots!
The others on the multi looking very worried and holding on for dear life on a charter cat.

Clearly experienced sailers, and something to base a realistic meaningful observation on. Really.

Imagine the same others with the rail under and spray flying. might never set foot on a monohull again.

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