I am truly amazed at some of the rediculous comments made here in the multi forum. I asked a serious question on another Forum just recently. Why is it that Multi's don't head
to windward very well. We had a really great serious discussion about the subject and I learned a lot. It's about time some here hardened up a bit and realise that here are some posters that are actually posting
some real questions, not "picking on" multi hull
So at least two or three have given some good answers.
Jotra, the question is a big one. There are many variables. Some like the speed and the looks and certainly the space in a multi. But some don't like the ride. A the difference between sailing the two are chalk and cheese. The only similarity is that they go on water
. The big issues is berthing costs, purchase
costs, hauling costs due to not many places able to do so. And it takes a bit of skill berthing one in a good wind
Personaly for me, I love mono's. Not saying I don't like multi's, just saying my preference is mono. I like the way they sail, I like the way they ride and I like the way they look. Some mono's are butt ugly and some are poetry on water. I only have one multi I like the shape of. The rest don't do it for me. But if I was young and into racing
, it would be a cat. I learned to sail on a cat and loved the speed of the little hybrid I had. But today if money
was not an issue, I think I would go a bigger mono. Pelagic, that 65ft'er looks the bees knees mate.