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Old 28-09-2008, 19:29   #61
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99. It only take 4 pages to list mono advantages where the Multi version is now at page 8
4 pages of mono advantages vs 8 pages of multi advantages? That sounds about right!
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Old 28-09-2008, 19:52   #62
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roblandford - In looking at your avatar...

102 - Monos make much cooler looking avatars...

Are you a closet cat person?

103 - No need to defend a monohull to any one at any time - LOL...

104 - Don't continuously compare your mono to other mono's to see who is heavier, who sails faster, who points higher, who has better bridgedeck clearance, who slams less, who can see better from the helm, one wheel or two

105 - Is #104 = 7 reasons?
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Old 28-09-2008, 20:30   #63
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roblandford - In looking at your avatar...
102 - Monos make much cooler looking avatars...
Are you a closet cat person?
103 - No need to defend a monohull to any one at any time - LOL...
104 - Don't continuously compare your mono to other mono's to see who is heavier, who sails faster, who points higher, who has better bridgedeck clearance, who slams less, who can see better from the helm, one wheel or two
105 - Is #104 = 7 reasons?
Hey Dan,
My avatar is of my last boat an Alden/Abeking Rasmussen 58' steel ketch.
I don't have any good pics of my trimaran yet for the avatar.
I actually like all kinds of sailboats. Even Hans Christian 36s. I have had a S&S 30' centerboard sloop and a 44' Kelley Peterson in addition to Minots Light (the 58'). I have never owned a cat but have sailed on many. I have owned a 27' Nichole tri, a Cross 32r Tri and now a 38' Kantola tri.
It seems to me that just about all boat owners compare their boats to others regardless of whether or not they are challenged by not having enough hulls. This thread was supposed to be fun. Aren't you having fun? I am.
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Old 28-09-2008, 21:22   #64
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I'm having a blast and so far it's all been great tongue in cheek (except the part about monos being better - LOL).

You current Avatar is a beautiful vessel.

I love cats for their purpose and many of the designs I like.

However - In the history of saililng vessels there have been some absolutely beautiful shapes and sail plans. I haven't seen a cat yet that compares in beauty to the most beautiful mono's...
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Old 28-09-2008, 23:41   #65
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This is brilliant. I've had a great laugh at some of these.

What No. are we upto? maybe it needs to be 201 reasons.

106: Only mono's can be properly built in ferrocement.
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Those old big J Class, absolutely beautiful under full power. One big really good thing the Americas Cup lost over the last couple of decades, what a shame.

Mind you in 90 x 90ft Cats..... could cause a few cold showers themselves from the engineering angle alone. And how cool will they look going tits up at 35-40kts, far better than a F1 hitting a wall at 200mph

Oh another few -
107 - Why bury spent Uranium when you can use it to make big fast monos go even faster. May only apply to the French though.

108 - It's just so boring when at the top of a multi mast under sail. Monos make the sphincter work so much more so has to be far better for your Pelvic floor muscles

109 - Monos don't suffer sweaty fuel or stale water after a long duration at anchor.

110 - Monos can have lighter anchors as they don't get so angry at anchor and try to bugger off all the time. (mine exclude as it is a shocker even by multi standards)

111 - when 'blown offshore' mono boaters take longer, which is generally appreciated by Mrs Mono - think about it
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106 brings to mind -

112 - Only monos can be properly built in steel.

Tho' I have to say I've known of a few power cats built of steel but disasters. We were asked a few years ago to advise on the conversion of a steel cat that was a disaster to a mono but walked away from the assignment rolling our eyes . It was converted to a mono and was still a disaster.

Just goes to prove that you cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear .
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106 brings to mind -

112 - Only monos can be properly built in steel.
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I have been there and have done that. 2 sayings come to mind:

Rust never sleeps

Rust is not a problem, its a way of life.

Give me an inorganic boat that does not react with salt water anytime.

I also like "Sailing Sidewalks".
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113 - Living on a mono puts us back in touch with our cave man roots.
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114 - It's waaaay more fun doing a headsail change in beaufort 7...
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Those old big J Class, absolutely beautiful under full power. One big really good thing the Americas Cup lost over the last couple of decades, what a shame.

Mind you in 90 x 90ft Cats..... could cause a few cold showers themselves from the engineering angle alone. And how cool will they look going tits up at 35-40kts, far better than a F1 hitting a wall at 200mph
The Endeavour at 130 feet was built in steel and probably one of the most beautiful boats ever on the water. When it was restored the transom of the scrapped wooden j-boat "Ranger" was mounted over the dinette. The running joke was that there was as much of the original Ranger in the boat as the original Endeavour.
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115 - Mono interiors run the gamut from rustic workboats to teak mines to sterile expanses of white fibre glass - diversity of aesthetic is good!

116 - Mono rigs can be optimized for going downwind.

117 - Furnishings on a mono are built-in. There's never any question of whether to rearrange the divan and wingback chair...

118 - Try trucking that catamaran 'cross the continent.

119 - Emergency haulouts are not usually impossible. (BoatLift loves monos) (On the other hand, a largish rugby team and a case a beer...)

120 - Waxing or painting the topsides is a breeze relatively speaking.


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666. Monos sail forward. Not sideways
1235. Monos can Tack.
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Main thing I like about monos is that there doesn't seem to be any stupid threads about weight with monos.
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