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Old 01-10-2008, 21:04   #136
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Interesting reply f=ma, I agree...
f does = ma but it is kinetic energy that has to be dissipated in the hull during a collision and Kinetic Energy = mv^^2.

So as these cat types keep telling us that they are so very much faster than monos I figure that they're the ones that will crumple most .

But maybe if trying to go to windward a cat in irons would only have a gentle bump .
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Old 01-10-2008, 22:03   #137
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Dave,

I used to use your "bounce off" logic on my Dad, when I tried to convince him a VW Bug was safe. Now, seriously, how does that logic look?? BTW, I bought a 7 year old Mercedes after he helped me re-visit my high school physics!

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Car always wins! Even if the Bug is a VW one...

In the 80's Friends daughter (drunk) drove his 1978 T-Bird off the freeway, into space, into one of California's biggest water culverts (empty at the time), landed on it's roof and she walked away.

I miss my '76 Lincoln town car...

But I digress...

141 - One engine filter, oil filter, water pump, belt etc. etc. etc. to maintain.

142 - Only one saildrive to replace when the zinc depletes
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Old 01-10-2008, 22:53   #138
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#146 Positive bow angle...

#146 Because the bow on monos is angled forward, when you nudge something the bow rises up and over with a glancing blow. The force is dissipated slowly. The inherently stronger construction limits the damage. Don't ask how I know this.
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Old 01-10-2008, 23:10   #139
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147 - when asked the 101 things which are better in a mono, it's real easy to get to 147 reasons and still be going strong

I'm amazed we are 10 pages in and no ones trying to rip throats out. Fan-bloody-tastic effort by all.
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Old 01-10-2008, 23:35   #140
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148 - Because mono drivers are so insensitive they don't know when a) they are driving a crappy boat and b) when they are being insulted - LOL....
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Old 01-10-2008, 23:49   #141
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148 - Because mono drivers are so insensitive they don't know when a) they are driving a crappy boat and b) when they are being insulted - LOL....
149 - a repeat of 148 as it is probably one of the most accurate posts here and well worth having 2 of
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150: Monohull's knotmeters only need to show 1 number, and will probably not need 7, 8, or 9.
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Hey there Rob... calm down big fella It just so happens this was the number hit last weekend by a sistership of my current 31ft one hulled sexy beast. So just 'topical'... errr to me at least. 1st bloody race of the season as well so the gauntlet has been thrown down hard and quickly. I only got 16.8 so are down a bottle of Mt Gay, damn
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Hey there Rob... calm down big fella It just so happens this was the number hit last weekend by a sistership of my current 31ft one hulled sexy beast. So just 'topical'... errr to me at least. 1st bloody race of the season as well so the gauntlet has been thrown down hard and quickly. I only got 16.8 so are down a bottle of Mt Gay, damn
Gmac, man that is smoking!!!!! Need crew? Would love to go for a ride on a boat like that. I'll donate the rum and promise not to bag on monos ever again. Well at least bring the rum anyway.
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Gmac, man that is smoking!!!!! Need crew? Would love to go for a ride on a boat like that. I'll donate the rum and promise not to bag on monos ever again. Well at least bring the rum anyway.
Here's how you go 19 knots in a mono...
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Actually, I've been trying to figure out how my CD25D (18ft waterline monohull) occasionally gets up on the wave and stays there for bit... at least, that's how it feels, and I have tracks suddenly accelerating to 7, even 8+...

151 Monohulls still have you scratching your head and wondering how that happened, while the catamaran skipper has an explanation for everything. The mysteries of life are exactly that on a mono...
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Amgine - there are many mysteries but if the wave is moving at 2 knots and hull speed is 5.5 knots, you can see 7.5 on the gps. Also when heeled your waterline length increases.

Now if it's a speed log showing 8 knots then we need Moulder and Scully out here, or an exorcist - LOL...
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Heh... Well, that happens too, but I don't have log printout. Usually the log sorta spikes up then settles down, but the gps keeps reporting insane speed until the wave gets under me. It's pretty cool, in a "I think my heart is gonna explode" sorta way, something I expect the multihullers are more used to. (One of the reasons I'm considering chartering multi next...)

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148 - Because mono drivers are so insensitive they don't know when a) they are driving a crappy boat and b) when they are being insulted - LOL....
Hmm. I thought we were going to play nice here... Oh THAT'S RIGHT, I'm supposed to be too stupid to know when I'm being insulted.

That from a "Site Helper"...
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Gmac, man that is smoking!!!!! Need crew? Would love to go for a ride on a boat like that. I'll donate the rum and promise not to bag on monos ever again. Well at least bring the rum anyway.
That's more just a real good day thing than something I could call common sadly Rob

152 - Occasionally monos will get up and boogy like them 2 hulled beasts but as it doesn't happen that often - doing 15 plus kts in a mono is more fun than a multi
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