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Old 14-11-2009, 06:23   #16
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Yup, all owners of 36 to 40 foot cats should immediately place their boats on the market thereby bring the prices down to mono costs so I can buy one! After all, they are junk and not worth the money vs a mono. So sell those things NOW all you cat owners, they won't be worth anything tomorrow. PM me with details of that worthless cat so I can offer 20 cents a pound for it before the market hits 10 cents a pound and you loose your shirt.

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Old 14-11-2009, 06:34   #17
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I think the point which has again been shown in this thread is the zealous we are right no matter what that Cat owners have.
No I really dont think so - Their opinion is valid, but only for that one type of boat and design.
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As I said at the beginning, the article was not totally negative in fact maybe some would thing more pro but for once did seem to show up the fact that they are not perfect as some would have us believe
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I certainly have never said that multis are perfect, they just have a better set of compromises for me. Indeed I know of no multihull commentator that has said they are perfect.
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To be fair to cat owners I don't really see this "debate" as much to do with the number of hulls..........more to do with the number of 0's spent. and the pre-existing attitudes of those doing the spending...........and that goes both ways
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Old 14-11-2009, 07:06   #19
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Cats definately have negatives like all boats, but then again there is this......
YouTube - Ovive sailing fast in the South Pacific

I trhink this speaks for itself........i2f
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We have many friends with multis, cat's and tri's, and they love their boats. So yes, they are great.
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Old 14-11-2009, 15:31   #21
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I have both and perfer the cat for many reasons-
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Old 14-11-2009, 17:11   #22
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Depends on what your sailing plans are and what gives you a kick.

Cruising cats are probably the ultimate downwind cruising caravans - fast, stable, safe, spacious. My pick for (another) 'easy way' circumnav. (easy way = Panama - Oz - RSA - West Indies, etc.). But they are not cheap to buy and neither to go into a marina with one.

So, I love cats, but for the time being I have a small mono and I am happy with it (maybe especially so when I sail upwind and watch cats bashing and splashing and suddenly not looking all that comfortable any more).

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We have many friends with multis, cat's and tri's, and they love their boats. So yes, they are great.
And you love your boat, (with good reason) so it's great too.

I really think this thread is a bit pointless. If you get on ANY boat and go looking for faults, you'll almost certainly find something to complain about.

No boat is perfect.
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Old 14-11-2009, 18:23   #24
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I bet the point was just to point out that every cruising boat has its pros and cons. You multihull people are pretty smug when you zoom by, we monos just like to be reminded its not as perfect as it looks..or is it?

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Cool...not one "catfight".

Are you people feeling okay? Or has age mellowed us all? Could it be Thanksgiving coming up?
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Cool...not one "catfight".

Are you people feeling okay? Or has age mellowed us all? Could it be Thanksgiving coming up?
It's because the thread is in the Mono section

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Cool...not one "catfight".
I think cats and tris look neat and they remind me of those 3 wheel Harley tricycles. They don't fall over and they're probably more comfortable, but they're not real motorcycles. They're "something different", just like cats & tris are "something different". Nothing against them, I just don't think of them as sailboats, which is fine. Who knows, if I ever get scared of heeling on a real sailboat I might get one someday.

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if I ever get scared of heeling on a real sailboat I might get one someday.

How's that?

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What about if you get scared of sinking?

Think you might get a real sailboat then?

How's that?
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Nothing against them, I just don't think of them as sailboats

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