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Old 10-10-2008, 15:04   #346
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Ah, I see now. The missionaries had already had experience of multihulls and so had converted to monos before they met the Maoris .

Sort of like the teachings of the bible in that only one wife and only one hull . Mmmm, I wonder about the commandment along the lines of "One shalt not covert another man's boat"?
AHHHHH, but you must admit everybody here is still searching out that South Pacific dream.....cats, or not! It doesn't matter to me what you sail. Just enjoy it, and be a good neighbor................i2f
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Old 10-10-2008, 17:06   #347
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...cats, or not! It doesn't matter to me what you sail. Just enjoy it, and be a good neighbor................i2f
Quite agree on that. Is nice to know that many of us are secure enough to enjoy a tease regardless of whatever side of the tease we are on .

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Old 10-10-2008, 19:30   #348
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Old 10-10-2008, 20:03   #349
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Quite agree on that. Is nice to know that many of us are secure enough to enjoy a tease regardless of whatever side of the tease we are on .

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Ahh... but can you also wear a bright pink T shirt?

Yeah, another hand up here by someone who doesn't have a hull number insecurity

Actually while I was working around the Pacific I got the chance to go on piles of the local boats. Next to none of these 1000's of years old sea based countries run much in the way of multis as they are commonly known as. Many do have proas or just single trunk tree boats. And boy oh boy some of them Proas are lightening quick. The Kiribati ones especially. Laminated sails but from bed sheets glued to plastic sheets. Coconut palm fibre made stings and coconut palms for the big hull. They'll easily do 30kts. Very impressive indeed. BUT they are all only coastal boats and aren't taken offshore.

Interesting point you have there ML1. The big Maori voyaging canoes were multis though or rumoured to have been so, it was a while ago. Maybe this isn't a good time to mention how the Maoris didn't actually sail to NZ more just got blown here as their boats didn't point and go to windward at all well Maybe that's why the dumped them in favour of monos once here. Interesting indeed, I must look into that more.

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Which is better of course is whatever type of boat I happen to be on at the time (even power types).
Now surely that is fighting talk. Who's got the bar of soap??
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Old 10-10-2008, 21:04   #350
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Around these parts, it was common for Maori to take there single hulls over land as a short cut. We are talking Hulls well over 100ft here, not some small log. Getting a multi hull over the saddles they got the monos would have been impossible.
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Apparently not .

Have always wondered why the NZ Maoris gave up catamarans hundreds of years ago, converting to monos. Do you think they know something that we don't?
Of course - Eveyone knows every technological leap forward is attributed to the maoris.

Little known fact is they landed on the moon well before Armstrong

I like the idea of a catamaran to get there and a mono to get back. Maybe we can jettison a hull when it's time to go upwind.
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So are you saying

279 - 100ft monos are easier to carry over hills than 100ft multis
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Of course - Eveyone knows every technological leap forward is attributed to the maoris.

Little known fact is they landed on the moon well before Armstrong
Gezzz.... don't give them more ideas. They are trying to claim 'aircraft airspace' and 'radio waves' under traditional use rights. Maybe they didn't come by boat, maybe it was by aircraft.

That could explain why a NZer was the 1st person to fly. Richard Pierce may have stolen their technology Actually that would make him 2nd and the Wright Bros 3rd I suppose

Some will be please to know Richard and the Wrights did use Multi winged aircraft
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Some will be please to know Richard and the Wrights did use Multi winged aircraft
Only for training purposes, now they use monos
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In all fairness, aircraft are generally mono hulls, however,
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Little known fact is they landed on the moon well before Armstrong
Wait a minute, so we really did land on the moon?!?!?!
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In all fairness, aircraft are generally mono hulls, however,
Although some where even trimarans

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I said:
(Even power types)

Well all you sailing guys seem to be playing so well together I just thought that I would suggest another viewpoint.

Reasons why a power boat is better than a sailboat:

#1: A power boat can go straight to where you want to go without going somewhere else first.
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[quote=GMac;214571]Ahh... but can you also wear a bright pink T shirt?


BRIGHT ENOUGH?????????????????
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