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Old 04-12-2019, 12:53   #151
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Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

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Is your washing machine one of those combo wash/dry units? Aren't they very small? We are thinking about those a bit but also I'm trying to keep the weight off.

Wash only. It is a 4kg Camec compact washing machine that just fits the compartment. https://www.rvsupercentre.co.nz/came...ashing-machine. Itís 47kg and uses around 20l water for the fastest wash cycle, which we use for rinsing. Best reasonable cleaning ability wash uses about 30l. Very little power for cold wash.

The previous owner bought the washer in NZ just before we bought then boat. There must have been a machine there before as the wiring and circuit are original.

Unless youíre sailing only in high latitudes Iím not sure that drying is necessary. And boy, a dryer will use a lot of power.
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Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

As several people have commented, it depends allot on what kind of sailing you are doing. I've heard people say that up to 90% of their time on the water is at anchor. So during that passage time, people that are used to the boats movements, they are ok with a monohull, but for those that aren't used to it, it can become difficult for them to move around. A friend of mine just switched from a monohull to a cat and his guests are much more comfortable on the cat because of how flat it is.
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Yes, indeed, they are two very different boats.

However, both manufacturers do emphasize the comfort aspect (Outremer even goes as far as saying 'unequaled comfort'), so I do think they might have a somewhat overlapping target group of potential customers. The 5x I've seen videos of has a washing machine installed. Isn't that proof of something?
Youtube channel Sailing Yacht Ruby Rose had some quite informative videos of different catamaran models, both heavy and light/fast. Some even had a washing machine.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9r...mv6Jq6w/videos
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Youtube channel Sailing Yacht Ruby Rose had some quite informative videos of different catamaran models, both heavy and light/fast. Some even had a washing machine.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9r...mv6Jq6w/videos
Yes!

The Sailing Family has a performance catamaran bit also:

I will post another thread about the whole washing machine thing
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