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Old 21-09-2008, 18:58   #1
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Advantages of a multihull sailboat

What are the advantages of a multihull sailboat that monohull sailboats dont have monohull sailboats and vice versa
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Old 21-09-2008, 19:07   #2
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thats easy monohulls are a thing of the past and its that simple go on a cat and you will never want to go on a mono again
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I totally agree with sctpc. I am giving away my Dutch built 65ft steel schooner.

Does anyone want it?
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jotra, if you do a search you will find dozens of threads that cover this topic.
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I totally agree with sctpc. I am giving away my Dutch built 65ft steel schooner.

Does anyone want it?
YUP!!!
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Pelagic...is that an icebreaker bow on that thing?
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No……. but it is handy for going to windward!
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Old 21-09-2008, 20:11   #8
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What are the advantages of a multihull sailboat that monohull sailboats dont have monohull sailboats and vice versa
Oh boy...not again..

My friend. If you do a seach on the forum on this topic you'll find that it's been covered pretty thoroughly once or twice (or 50 ) times

Use this link for your search.

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Old 21-09-2008, 21:05   #9
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What are the advantages of a multihull sailboat that monohull sailboats dont have monohull sailboats and vice versa


Well, after reading all the posts on this I've concluded a multihull only has an advantage if its close to 50ft LOA, weighs less than 6000kg with all options plus 5000kg of fuel and water, is constructed of Basalt fibre, fire retardent vinylester and balsa , with flat bottoms and at least two unstayed masts. I'm sure Ive got it right!
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Now that's funny, this guy's a comedian!! Why don't you make it 65 FT LOA, 3 masts and 4000 Kgs?
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I don't think one clearly dominates over the other. They're different, and have pros and cons. Depending upon your style, sailing area, and personal preferences, certain aspects of one will probably be more suitable to your situation.

I like my monohull, and the multi guys love their boats too.
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You can have a blast sailing on a mono or a multi and the debate on which is better will go on until the end of time.
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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 owners.
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.
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I don't think one clearly dominates over the other. They're different, and have pros and cons. Depending upon your style, sailing area, and personal preferences, certain aspects of one will probably be more suitable to your situation.
I like my monohull, and the multi guys love their boats too.
Perhaps this was the thrust of Jotra's original query.
How do the differences between Mono's & Multi's translate into advantages or disadvantages in performance, comfort, handling, and etc?
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