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Old 30-07-2012, 03:16   #16
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Re: whats the safest kind of hull?

im on my way of doing it.!
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Old 30-07-2012, 03:51   #17
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Re: whats the safest kind of hull?

Enjoy your quest, my friend! In my opinion, Planning and Preparation together with a smidge of Foresight are more important than a 'safe hull'.
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I'd feel safe on this
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Old 30-07-2012, 07:50   #19
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Re: whats the safest kind of hull?

Alize,
Actually the question is quite simple if you answer it from a design standpoint. Although every type of boat has made journeys around the world safely, a full keeled monohull will offer you the greatest ultimate stability in a seaway. There IS a reason North Sea and English channel rescue boats are full keeled double enders.

You should have asked the question; what would you rather be in if caught in a hurricane, a full keeled monohull or a multi hull?

From a design standpoint the answers is obvious.....

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Old 30-07-2012, 07:56   #20
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Re: whats the safest kind of hull?

The one that has an EXPERIENCED skipper in control...
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Re: whats the safest kind of hull?

thanx again and i will say i will keep learning
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Old 30-07-2012, 08:15   #22
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Actually the question is quite simple if you answer it from a design standpoint. Although every type of boat has made journeys around the world safely, a full keeled monohull will offer you the greatest ultimate stability in a seaway. There IS a reason North Sea and English channel rescue boats are full keeled double enders.
A quick look around shows that the typical North Sea rescue boat of the 21st century is not a full keeled double ender...
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Old 30-07-2012, 08:16   #23
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Old 30-07-2012, 08:18   #24
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Re: whats the safest kind of hull?

The guy that did a lot of research on polynesian voyages, started with a trimaran, but during the voyage used an axe to remove one of his amas. He stated he got better sea motion with 2 hulls, than with 3.

A good mono hull is cheaper than a cat right now. Price may be a factor in your decision.

It is possible to flip a cat with too much sail, (I've done it), it is nearly impossible to flip a well ballasted mono without the help of a wave.

An upside down mono will sink like a rock, an upside down cat is just as stable as right side up.

You can still drink champaign off shore in a cat, In a mono it had better be in a sippy cup.

I like a mono myself, but if someone handed me the keys to a new cat I would sail it.
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Re: whats the safest kind of hull?

The answer to this question was a black and white one for me , once upon a time.
But over time , it has become grey.
A strong double ender , like mine , is , well, a strong double ender. Able to withstand the worst the sea can dish out .
But, she is a lumbering slow beast , that , is more likely to GET caught in bad weather.
I see boats I once considered dangerous, sailing around the world without ever having to go through half of a gale. Because they are fast and they have weather systems/stations aboard.
Of course , the price and cost go up quite a bit.
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Full keel monohull!
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Since no rational person goes cruising one should not base one's choice of boat on a rational weighing of factors. The two most important thing is that you like the boat. You're going to spend a lot of money on it, so you should get something you (and whoever you share your life with) can live with. Other than that there are really not a lot of boats on the market that are unsuitable, in my opinion...

But then I'm still in the dreaming phase, so limited to what I can rent or borrow.
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Re: whats the safest kind of hull?

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Actually the question is quite simple if you answer it from a design standpoint. Although every type of boat has made journeys around the world safely, a full keeled monohull will offer you the greatest ultimate stability in a seaway. There IS a reason North Sea and English channel rescue boats are full keeled double enders.

You should have asked the question; what would you rather be in if caught in a hurricane, a full keeled monohull or a multi hull?

From a design standpoint the answers is obvious.....

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If you want safety, then a full keel sailboat is the way to go. You just need to accept that the trade-off will be less speed, slower maneuverability (larger turning radius) and less upwind pointing ability. The added benefits will include, better course tracking, better sea keeping in high winds and rough seas (a full keel will roll with the sea or cut into it and rise above. Other hull designs may slap/pound the sea), and they are safer in a grounding/careening situation.

Every boat and hull design has its advantages and trade-offs. its up to you to determine what you want and what fits your sailing style.

Hope this helps.
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