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Old 03-10-2008, 07:33   #166
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173: the sarcasm is overwhelming .. guess the multihull folks are either bored or offended but the thread was about why monos are better
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:13   #167
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Better a metrome than a beating drum...

Dan, my apologies - if I'd not had my head up my tail, I'd have realized (realised for you non-Americans) that you were a mono guy.
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174 No having to regularly replace a trampoline - which I look at like a skinny blond with big fake boobs. They LOOK like they'd be fun to lie down on, but end up being grossly uncomfortable.

175 A cat cockpit is kind of like that 3rd seat in an old stationwagon. On a mono, you can actually SEE where you are going from the cockpit.

176 With a mono, the crew HAS to put their "stuff" away before going to sea. Makes for a much cleaner salon. Having chartered monos many times, and a cat once, I CAN say this is true. The cat salon was ALWAYS trashed.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:50   #169
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Old 03-10-2008, 13:35   #170
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I will pass along your observations to Francis Joyon - remember him - he needed two training wheels to sail around the world.
And don't forget Peter Blake. Then again he only used training hulls for one of his many many trips around our little planet. Maybe Kiwis just learn to sail yachts properly faster than others




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175 - monohulls force the skipper to be cautious sailing in shallow waters... or else.


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174 No having to regularly replace a trampoline - which I look at like a skinny blond with big fake boobs. They LOOK like they'd be fun to lie down on, but end up being grossly uncomfortable.
If you call once every five years regular, and we regularly slept on ours as they were that comfortable.

Also more chance of getting girls with the tits out drinking champagne while sailing on that comfy platform, not so on a sloping slippery mono deck

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175 A cat cockpit is kind of like that 3rd seat in an old stationwagon. On a mono, you can actually SEE where you are going from the cockpit.
Plenty have outboard steering positions AND shaded, so less chance of skin cancer

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That's just an irresponsible skipper, boats should always have stuff put away

Interesting how you can make expert opinion from one single observation on a rented boat

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Interesting how you can make expert opinion from one single observation on a rented boat

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This thread is full of expert opinions? And here I thought it was all for a laugh.
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178 Monos are generally paid for....lol
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179: Because Mono Captains know when to call it a day.
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178 Monos are generally paid for....lol


with this if you look at the average boat in a marina id say they were paid for along time ago and forgoten about.
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180 - Monos must be a far better investment otherwise we would have 150-200ft Cats everywhere.

Starting to stretch it a bit now
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with this if you look at the average boat in a marina id say they were paid for along time ago and forgoten about.
Amen to that brother. That annoys the hell out of me. All those boats just sitting rotting away.... grrrrrrr. Not only the monos either... double ggrrrrrr....
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