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Old 04-10-2016, 03:51   #496
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Re: Reasons to stay "Monohull"

Did any of you multihullers read Charles Kanter's Cruising Catamaran Communique? It would solve a lot of the issues mentioned in this thread.
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:51   #497
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Re: Reasons to stay "Monohull"

Here's my take on mono vs cats. People buy multi hull because of their supposed stability and Speed. Stability? Well, they're stable, until they're not. and once they're not, there's no coming back.
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Here's my take on mono vs cats. People buy multi hull because of their supposed stability and Speed. Stability? Well, they're stable, until they're not. and once they're not, there's no coming back.
People buy cats because they are more stable, faster, more comfortable, easier to: fish, scuba, swim, dinghy from, Beach, sail, motor, go downwind, dock, go forward offshore on, fly a spinnaker, work on the systems, live , cook, sleep, eat, take a shower, poop, drink, and store crap on. Yes they cost more.
If peoples sole reason to avoid a cat because they are truly afraid it could flip, they should stay home

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Here's my take on mono vs cats. People buy multi hull because of their supposed stability and Speed. Stability? Well, they're stable, until they're not. and once they're not, there's no coming back.
You mean like a monohull?

I am truly amazed at the lack of knowledge proffered as wisdom sometimes.
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Here's my take on mono vs cats. People buy multi hull because of their supposed stability and Speed. Stability? Well, they're stable, until they're not. and once they're not, there's no coming back.
Very similar to people who buy mono's because they wobble but they don't fall down...until they do fall down and then sink and then there's no coming back.
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Re: Reasons to stay "Monohull"

When in doubt, read the news about that young sailor whose mono capsized yesterday off Port Elisabeth. I remember he was mentioning 'that they always come up'. Which is a good thing because his EPIRB antenna was supposed to be pointing up as well.

We are way off the thread, way off.

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Re: Reasons to stay "Monohull"

...thistiresome argumentation going round in circle since I started in the 70ies...
after 3 rtw, one of these on a cat imho there is just no way around the fact, that $ for $ a mono is going to be much more suitable for such an undertaking (not to speak of more ambitious high-latitude cruising)
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Here's my take on mono vs cats. People buy multi hull because of their supposed stability and Speed. Stability? Well, they're stable, until they're not. and once they're not, there's no coming back.

Brilliant post. You've changed my view point, now I'm gonna go out and buy a sinker.


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You mean like a monohull?

I am truly amazed at the lack of knowledge proffered as wisdom sometimes.
Well, I've been on many a mono hull that can be knocked down and will right itself. When a multi goes past its tipping point it's going over. Personally, I enjoy mono hull over multi hull. Yeah, they are better suited for some peoples cruising style but personally I'm fond of monohulls.
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Re: Reasons to stay "Monohull"

[QUOTE=Dulcesuenos;2228758]People buy cats because they are more stable, faster, more comfortable, easier to: fish, scuba, swim, dinghy from, Beach, sail, motor, go downwind, dock, go forward offshore on, fly a spinnaker, work on the systems, live , cook, sleep, eat, take a shower, poop, drink, and store crap on. Yes they cost more.
If peoples sole reason to avoid a cat because they are truly afraid it could flip, they should stay home

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]the argument between multi vs mono is like the debate between Chevy and ford. To each their own. I'm not a fan for many reasons. I listed that specific one noted from people I know who've sailed round the world and into high lattitudes.
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Here's my take on mono vs cats. People buy multi hull because of their supposed stability and Speed. Stability? Well, they're stable, until they're not. and once they're not, there's no coming back.

You clearly haven't discussed this with many people who buy multihulls.

There are many reasons that I bought a cat ahead of stability and speed.
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Here's my take on mono vs cats. People buy multi hull because of their supposed stability and Speed. Stability? Well, they're stable, until they're not. and once they're not, there's no coming back.
Your statement is no different than saying "Monos are buoyant until their not and once they are not they sink like the titanic"

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Re: Reasons to stay "Monohull"

I have done extended open ocean cruising on a monohull (Beneteau 49) and a catamaran (Lagoon 450). There is no doubt in my mind which one is safer and more fun/comfortable. I wanted to prefer the monohull but it did not happen...
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Re: Reasons to stay "Monohull"

The vast majority of boats are single-hulled, so what's the need for an excuse not too have one? Multi-hulls are out voted.
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Re: Reasons to stay "Monohull"

Mono hulls are 20 grand for 30 feet, Approx,
Multihulls are 150 grand, for 30 feet, Approx,

So therefore its just economics that most people will have a Mono Hull,

If your cruising, Speed is not really a factor, Whether your faster or slower than another boat, who really cares,
Its the journey that counts, Unless you have to be some where by a set date,

Full time cruising is going from one anchorage to another, Seeing the sights and then moving on,
Time doesnt come into it,
Most anchorages, The wind you want will be along in two to five days, So enjoy your time where you are,
Cruising and Hurrying dont go together,

Comfort while sailing and cruising, That comes into it in a big way,

You can be level all the time, (Multi) or be leaning on an angle all the time, (Mono)
Thats a personal choice, Thats up to the individual owners on what they prefer,

I like to put my coffee cup down any where and it stays there, Not over the side when you let go of it,
I like to stand straight up, (Multi) I also like to sail sitting on a level deck,
I put both my hulls end to end, I have a 60 foot long yacht, My Cat is 34 foot long,

Cat owners are never jealous of a Mono Hull, And very rarely would a Cat owner go back to having a Mono Hull,
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