Originally Posted by Vasco
It will be difficult to choose a cruising boat that will suit most of your needs if you have not owned and cruised (even for weekends or vacations) before. That's why the more boats you have owned the more likely it will be that your next boat will better meet your needs.
True, there is no 'right' answer here. I know a couple with a Nauticat 44 (not a catamaran
for those that dont know), a very spacious and luxurious ketch
with a nice light deck saloon
layout and two huge double cabins. However, she rolls like a PIG at anchor. I went for a drink on board one evening and actualy felt seasick and this is from someone who has lived aboard and singlahanded my own 30ft cat for over a year now.
Slamming isn't really an issue and is something that alot of people seem to liek to jump on, my Catalac
900 (basicaly the same as the 1970's designed 9m) ONLY slams if im daft enough to try to go into the waves, so on passage
, if the sea is against me, i dont go, simple. However, this thread is about what would be best at anchor andthe plain and simple fact is a mono will roll more than a Cat', it's simple physics.
Another point to mention is that a cat' generaly will have a larger rear cockpit
for enjoying the good weather
and if you are inside, you are not stuck down in the hull
with tiny windows that you can hardly see out of.