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Old 05-03-2009, 20:03   #1
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What is a monohull sailboat ?

I have a 27' Hunter 1981. Is it a monohull ? What exactly is meant by monohull ? I'm new to sailing so excuse me if i sound dumb.
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Old 05-03-2009, 20:18   #2
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yes you have a "one hull" boat
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Old 05-03-2009, 21:36   #3
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I thought it was a hull with mononucleosis?
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Does it have a stereo, or is the radio only mono?

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No disrespect, I know we all have to start somewhere, but with so many ways for one to find the answer to a question such as this, why post it here? A simple google search, answers.com, or wikipedia.com would have been able to easily give you the answer. Just a thought, a little effort can go a long way
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The term comes from a caulking product called MONO made by Tremco. As a function of weight, when the ratio of caulking to hull is exceeded by 50%, one is known to have a "Mono" Hull. The use of Mono on ships has a long history dating all the way back to Viking era.

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You're all bucking to get on the Welcome Committee, I see. Sheesh.
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No disrespect, I know we all have to start somewhere, but with so many ways for one to find the answer to a question such as this, why post it here? A simple google search, answers.com, or wikipedia.com would have been able to easily give you the answer. Just a thought, a little effort can go a long way
Hey!!! and miss all this fun??? Tauma has come to the right place. This forum is friendly, informative and doesn't always take life so seriously.
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And here this whole time I thought it meant owning only one boat at a time (monogamy), something I have trouble with.
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I have a 27' Hunter 1981. Is it a monohull ? What exactly is meant by monohull ? I'm new to sailing so excuse me if i sound dumb.
Damn, now I have to clean the mess of the computer screen
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Trauma, at least you are a sailboat owner! Puff out your chest and say, "I own my own yacht. It is a 27 foot monohull that I dearly love!"
Keep posting questions. You might get a good answer occasionally.
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Welcome to the forum Trauma.

I wouldn’t take to seriously some of the above responses.
As Celestialsailor said we are a friendly bunch.

Please ask any questions you may have.

Mono is a single hull.
Cat, short for Catamaran is two hulls, but the term Cat may also be describing a type of sail configuration i.e. you can have a mono hull with a cat rig.
Tri or trimaran is three hulls.
Multis, are any boat with more that one hull, can be a cat or tri.

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And here this whole time I thought it meant owning only one boat at a time (monogamy), something I have trouble with.
OK, we are all waiting....... which do you have trouble with?



.......One boat or one woman?







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No disrespect, I know we all have to start somewhere, but with so many ways for one to find the answer to a question such as this, why post it here? A simple google search, answers.com, or wikipedia.com would have been able to easily give you the answer. Just a thought, a little effort can go a long way
It was enough of an effort to login to this website, so there.
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Welcome to the forum Trauma.

I wouldn’t take to seriously some of the above responses.
As Celestialsailor said we are a friendly bunch.

Please ask any questions you may have.

Mono is a single hull.
Cat, short for Catamaran is two hulls, but the term Cat may also be describing a type of sail configuration i.e. you can have a mono hull with a cat rig.
Tri or trimaran is three hulls.
Multis, are any boat with more that one hull, can be a cat or tri.

Welcome to the wonderful world of boating.
Yeah. Thanks man. What a bunch of smart a**es.
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