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Old 16-03-2016, 10:33   #16
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Re: Upgrade from a Catamaran to a monohull?

As your friend used the Catana for his circumnavigation and left the HR home maybe he isn't planning on cruising going forward? Have you asked either of them why?
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Re: Upgrade from a Catamaran to a monohull?

I talked to the owner of a cat with a for sale sign. He said he was buying a bigger mono for the money he would get for his cat.
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Re: Upgrade from a Catamaran to a monohull?

I believe that among monohulls and among catamarans there are very different boats.

Probably many owners of a true performance monohull would prefer to have a performance cat instead of a slow full Keeler and many owners of a performance cat probably would prefer a real performance monohull to a slow and heavy condocat.
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Re: Upgrade from a Catamaran to a monohull?

My question is rhetorical....are you the type of person that likes to stir the pot? Smile...
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Re: Upgrade from a Catamaran to a monohull?

mono boys at it again.

They all are like "how do i tell father that i am a guy"

yes we all know you want to have a cat but are afraid to admit it. Maybe have some sort of mardi gras event - like i am free thing

instead of hiding behind these threads and do no good to anyone.
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Re: Upgrade from a Catamaran to a monohull?

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mono boys at it again.

They all are like "how do i tell father that i am a guy"

yes we all know you want to have a cat but are afraid to admit it. Maybe have some sort of mardi gras event - like i am free thing

instead of hiding behind these threads and do no good to anyone.
Like many on this thread I like sailboats, being them monohulls, trimarans or cats and I like them beautiful fast and rewarding to sail. That's just what I like, others will appreciate other things on a sailboat

I like them all, I mean not all but some among monohulls, cats and trimarans and I would not chose one because it has one, two or three hulls but based on the budget I have and the best compromise regarding what I like in a sailboat.

Contrary to you I am not a fundamentalist regarding any type of sailboat I am not a mono boy but it seems that you are a cat boy.
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Re: Upgrade from a Catamaran to a monohull?

Hi again, and thanks for some thoughtful input. Perhaps I should have labeled the thread, "Transition" or "Move" instead of Upgrade.

Friend #1 moved because of quality, nothing more nothing less. If you buy a new Oyster you buy into a whole new experience.

Friend #2 has sailed a lot. At least 20 Atlantic crossings, north and south. Also direct nonstop Rio to Palma single handed. His decision was more complicated. He has to sell one of the boats, as he owns the marina that his boat/s are moored in. I think he made a financial decision, freeing up two slips that he can now rent. Talking to him, however, he said something interesting when I asked about the sailing characteristics, he said he was more relaxed on the HR53, than the Catana. He also said that single handing the cat was a handfull.

Personally, if I won the lottery, I would buy his Catana, as I know it intimately, and my hands have been everywhere in it. Having said that, I would probably get cold feet at the last moment. I really do have a warm fuzzy feeling in Gilana. I would love the idea of having 20 friends in the cockpit at anchor which would be possible in the cat, but hell, I don't even have 20 friends.

All boats are a compromise. They all work in one sense or another. Shallow draft vs deep, glass vs steel, mono vs cat....the song remains the same.

I have answered my own question, but I wanted to know if my two buddies are the only ones who have made the transition, and why.....

PS I would not buy any other cat than a Catana, sorry if that offends some people.

PPS I will not post the details of the Catana for sale, its contrary to forum rules. If you really really want to know, you can find me.
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Perhaps I should have labeled the thread, "Transition" or "Move" instead of Upgrade.
You think?
Nah, this thread turned out pretty good, only one poster trolled.

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PPS I will not post the details of the Catana for sale, its contrary to forum rules.
If only we had a forum like Boats For Sale and Wanted - Cruisers & Sailing Forums where your friend could list her ...
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Re: Upgrade from a Catamaran to a monohull?

No doubt there is lots of reasons that lead to selling a multi for a mono.
We went from Farrier 31 trimaran to S&S34mono with very few regrets.
Sailing the tri at 18kts was awesome, you steer with one finger at that speed, such a good design. But then you load up for cruising and you are almost back to mono speed.
My first sail on the S&S blew me away, that hull shape is so sea kindly. It doesn't matter what we load on board it's the same boat. It is so easily driven that we are moving along well in a light breeze.
The mono is robust, beautifully fitted out and cheap to keep in a pen/slip.
We love it.
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