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Old 21-11-2011, 09:52   #61
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Re: Catamaran Capsizes in Galveston Bay

It seems to be more probable for a for a multi to flip then it is for a mono to sink

Take the 2011 RTIR with 1908 entries racing as an example. The monos had 1,862 entires, the multis had 46 entries. The race was in rough conditions 12~15 footers in a fresh breeze (+30 knots). For this race, none of the mono's sunk but 3 multi's flipped. 6.5% of the multi fleet ended upside down, the equivelent percentage of sinking would have been 121 mono's.

Draw your own conclusions.
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Mac 36 and probibly broad reaching from east bay. That boat will hit the teens and like all cats on that point of sail should the leeward bow dip at speed..... that part of the bay can get lumpy and it was blowin pretty good about that time. Just sayin.
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Thats some kind of day sailor - looks alike an over size Hobie cat- I would bet it could be turned right side up if they had a little wind-


Joli it’s hard to argue with those facts, but as a current Mono owner for decades and 5 year Cat owner –for me personally the Cat is the way to go and I believe is more and more the way of the future in boating–-
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That's not a cruising Cat! It's not much different then a dinghy (no main internal space. Even a dinghy will flip if heeled too far.
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Not to continue , but the Cruisers' Forum main picture shows four catamarans, one monohull, and one unknown pedigree boat. I think it's a sign
It's a sign of this forum's prejudice.
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Hey, how about I design a sheeting system for cats with a slip clutch system that the owners can set manually. When a big puff hits, it sheets out automatically and relieves main pressure. One less worry for the cat owners eh?

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Actually, I like multi's, just can't afford one....
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FYI- This forum was started by a Cat owner.

I don't know what the big deal is. All boats are an assumption of risk. It's the operators that is the problem!
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I considered, at one time, of taking two mono's of the same breed and pulling the keels, then attaching cross beams and build a cabin on top. Think it'll work? Hawiian style
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I heard rumored that the Cat in Galveston Bay was a Ferro Cement Cat with a Rocna anchor that held too well in a blow and flipped it. Even though made out of cement, Cats are sooooo awesome that it floated upside down and later levitated and flipped iitself right side up...Amazing!
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No cat sailor will argue that anything aft of a broad reach at speed even with the sheet in your hand is a set up for what happened here. If the cat is 16 feet it's good fun an Atlantic 42 is another thing and fun it is not.
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I heard it was ferro so the Gun safe would be secure
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I have a Ferro dinghy. Makes it a bit rough hauling it up on deck though.
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It seems to be more probable for a for a multi to flip then it is for a mono to sink

Take the 2011 RTIR with 1908 entries racing as an example. The monos had 1,862 entires, the multis had 46 entries. The race was in rough conditions 12~15 footers in a fresh breeze (+30 knots). For this race, none of the mono's sunk but 3 multi's flipped. 6.5% of the multi fleet ended upside down, the equivelent percentage of sinking would have been 121 mono's.

Draw your own conclusions.
Then there's the Queen's Birthday storm. No cat's flipped, but several mono's rolled repeatedly, and one sank with the loss of 3 lives. Draw your own conclusions.
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