I guess I blame myself for not communicating correctly. My catamaran
slips sideways, cats with boards slip a lot less. Unless you crank the boards up. If you're not paying attention, you don't bring the boards up. Bang, yer upside down.
Speaking of attention, did you actually read the articles in the last couple of threads you posted to? The captain
and crew were all inside the cabin
when the gust hit and the cat went over, in one case and in the other the captain
was on the bow of the boat. If the boat hadn't had his boards down, nothing would have happened.
Cat's that go over ALL HAVE THEIR BOARDS DOWN. Cat's without boards slip sideways.
We've all sailed monos, but evidently not enough people have sailed a cruising catamaran
. You know, I think it might be a good idea for mono guys to bareboat charter
a cruising catamaran, and get some experience, before you try and armchair analyse a catamaran capsize
Rick in Florida