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Old 04-07-2015, 15:05   #1
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Why do monohulls have sails?

Why is it that nearly every time I see a monohull here in Australia, it's motoring from place to place? Even when the winds are favorable... they're under power. Before I built our cat we owned a monohull, and I really wanted to go cruising on it because it was so cheap, but the thing sailed horribly.

I see many, many monohulls around here, but nearly 100% of the time.... motoring, sometimes with sails raised. Why is that? Do they all sail that badly? Wouldn't sailing be preferable? Why not just buy a powerboat if all they do is motor?

Are the sails just used to reduce the awful rolling, or purely for decorative reasons?
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Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

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Old 04-07-2015, 15:31   #3
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Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

Must be that other thread is bothering you - Why Do Catamarans Motor Nearly 100%

Man, you guys are funny.
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Why is it that nearly every time I see a monohull here in Australia, it's motoring from place to place? Even when the winds are favorable... they're under power. Before I built our cat we owned a monohull, and I really wanted to go cruising on it because it was so cheap, but the thing sailed horribly.

I see many, many monohulls around here, but nearly 100% of the time.... motoring, sometimes with sails raised. Why is that? Do they all sail that badly? Wouldn't sailing be preferable? Why not just buy a powerboat if all they do is motor?

Are the sails just used to reduce the awful rolling, or purely for decorative reasons?
Why are you so childish to create this idiot thread?

If you were in the med you would see that there are quite a few yachts that do motor. I've never paid attention to the proportions mono/multi that do it, but at times there are a lot.

Clearly you must be bending bananas where you motor because in Melbourne almost everyone sails. There's no where top go, so no one is in a hurry unless they are in a race and if they are not in a race, they sail slowly away from their berth, turn around and sail slowly back.
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Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

Every Oyster I have ever seen has been motoring in good sailing conditions (this is actually true). Why do Oysters motor 100% of the time?

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Why is it that nearly every time I see a monohull here in Australia, it's motoring from place to place? (...)
I am not sure why you think Australia has anything to do with that. Elsewhere, they are doing the same.

I think they call it cruising.

There are many forums on the web where you can look up these people and get an insight into their motoring minds ...

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Must be that other thread is bothering you - Why Do Catamarans Motor Nearly 100%

Man, you guys are funny.
Shhhhh!!!

Don't get them started on Hunters again…

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Every Oyster I have ever seen has been motoring in good sailing conditions (this is actually true). Why do Oysters motor 100% of the time?

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What kind of a noise annoys an Oyster?
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What kind of a noise annoys an Oyster?
Apparently the kind I make

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Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

Hey, I sail when I can, I motor plenty, and motor/sail when it helps. What's the big deal. Yeah, cruising like mentioned above. We do way more sailing returning from the Bahamas, than we do going there. The reason is obvious. On the bright side, I burn 1/3 gal/hr on my mono, but can only make about 5.7 knots motoring.

Who cares what others do anyway, and it probably has little to do with what type of boat it is?

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it probably has little to do with what type of boat it is?
Only on all threads except two.

Curious why you sail more returning from the Bahamas than going there? Or are you talking about riding the Gulf Stream further North when leaving the Bahamas? I assume you are not returning to Texas. (sorry, it wasn't obvious to me).

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Why are you so childish to create this idiot thread?

If you were in the med you would see that there are quite a few yachts that do motor. I've never paid attention to the proportions mono/multi that do it, but at times there are a lot.

Clearly you must be bending bananas where you motor because in Melbourne almost everyone sails. There's no where top go, so no one is in a hurry unless they are in a race and if they are not in a race, they sail slowly away from their berth, turn around and sail slowly back.
Why are you being so defensive?

And abusive for that matter?

Clearly this thread has touched a sensitive area for you.


BTW, from what I've seen, the fastest racing mono's motorsail everywhere too.
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Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

Easterly winds I imagine. Just beat into them myself to get to the Bahamas! Glad my mono doesn't have a real motor anymore 😜


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Bending bananas????? Must be a Southern Hemisphere phrase?

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