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Old 28-09-2008, 18:25   #46
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...knowledgeable multihull sailors..!!!
You might like to look up "oxymoron" in your dictionary .

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Old 28-09-2008, 18:26   #47
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85. Monos are a lot safer because if you hit something you hit it slowly, and it takes a lot of wind to get a mono going. Anything under 10 knots can be a little troublesome, and under 5 knots any progress at all is considered fortunate. It would be very undesirable to sail at windspeed.
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Old 28-09-2008, 18:28   #48
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Got it...After 35 years of multi-bashing, I saw red! Now I'm looking at it, I hope these aren't copyrighted and I can use them, especially after a few drinks...

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I just joined this forum and came across this thread. How many of you actually have at least 5000 open ocean miles on monohulls, catamarans and trimarans? I mean at least 5000 miles on each...

Over the past thirty years I have owned, cruised and crossed oceans on one monohull, 3 trimarans and five catamarans. I was also a professional delivery skipper for many years and delivered Beneteau's and other monohulls for the Moorings and Sunsail (average ocean passage 1500 miles).

My personal vessels of choice, since owning a monohull 33 years ago, have been multihulls. Safe, seaworthy, comfortable, large deck spaces, can't sink, lots more reasons.

I get so tired of people pontificating about multihulls when they've never been at sea on one. If you want a serious discussion, start with your credentials. Don't talk about something of which you know nothing...
I'm pretty sure I have enough experience to say that I think a monohull looks beautiful.
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86: if your boat is a mess you can clean half of it just by tacking.
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Old 28-09-2008, 18:31   #51
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"Oxymoron" -term given to sailors of historically proven vessels which have been around for thousands of years - multihulls.

"Moron"- term given to cutting edge, daring sailors who sail on vessels with external ballast (only been around about 120 years - pretty new technology) which will sink them in 60 seconds if they hit something hard...
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Yes, some monohulls look beautiful, some don't. Just like some multihulls...
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87: you never have to worry about sailing up the back side of a wave.
88: you rarely have to worry about surfing down the face of a wave.
89: you don't have to worry about what you are going to do in port because you will spend most of your time getting there.
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90: it is very relaxing to be becalmed in 10 knots of wind.
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91: you have to do less laundry with a monohull, because monohullers would crap themselves above 10 knots.
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92: It's so much more rewarding to have a boat that looks and performs like a Tin Lizzy rather than a Ferrari.
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93: your batteries stay charged longer because you spend most of your time motoring.
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94 You get to watch all the multi's sail past you every morning, as you leave each anchorage earlier and arrive later.

95 You spend so long on passage you get plenty of opportunities to practise heavy weather techniques.

96 It's easy to lose weight at sea, because you can't cook, and even if you could, you wouldn't be able to keep any food down.

97 If your guests have overstayed their welcome, a night in a rolly anchorage will have them begging to leave.

98 You get to spend free nights in marinas because you alway arrive after dark and leave before dawn.
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99. It only take 4 pages to list mono advantages where the Multi version is now at page 8 and they are still only mono bashing

100. You can do threads like this on Monos and it doesn't go bad

101. Mono posters are a lot more likely to stay on topic
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099Ö.People who own Monos are never in a hurry to finish as some of these multi posts struggle to reach 101

100Ö.Mono owners are just nicer people with nothing to prove.

101Ö.(drum roll)Ö.Multiís sail on top of the water while monoís are part of the dynamics. It makes a huge difference in the quality of your dreams.

102Ö. Oh yeah! ..... Monos sometimes donít know when to stopÖ.....oops!
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