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Old 08-12-2015, 19:22   #16
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Catamaran vs Sailboat...

Learn to sail one hull, then transfer that to two. Your title suggests a difference and there is.

The slice and carve of a single hull through different bodies of water is an acquired taste that once internalized, you will never satisfy (a truly wondrous thing). Once you develop a sense that you can master that skill while you refined your taste for piloting a wind powered boat (it's a wide menu), then decide.

Mono vs multi is a difference. You decide, but it's a lot less expensive in spending time refining your sense of it in a single hull.

I was on the final approach for a cat but got a contemporary design mono hull that gives me an approximation of cat features but delivers on my appetite for directly feeling the ocean through the foils of my boat. Is that what makes dolphins such happy creatures? The extra hull dampens that feel, IMVHO.
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Old 08-12-2015, 20:49   #17
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Learn to sail one hull, then transfer that to two. Your title suggests a difference and there is.

The slice and carve of a single hull through different bodies of water is an acquired taste that once internalized, you will never satisfy (a truly wondrous thing). Once you develop a sense that you can master that skill while you refined your taste for piloting a wind powered boat (it's a wide menu), then decide.

Mono vs multi is a difference. You decide, but it's a lot less expensive in spending time refining your sense of it in a single hull.

I was on the final approach for a cat but got a contemporary design mono hull that gives me an approximation of cat features but delivers on my appetite for directly feeling the ocean through the foils of my boat. Is that what makes dolphins such happy creatures? The extra hull dampens that feel, IMVHO.

I would have to agree......but only for day sailing or possibly a weekend. Most monohulls give a greater feel on the helm and a feeling of being in the groove while sailing. The downside is the heeling and motion on a broad reach or downwind, definetly not something I want to experience on a longer cruise. Having owned both, I would no doubt find the catamaran a more suitable cruising boat. IMHO


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I was on the final approach for a cat but got a contemporary design mono hull that gives me an approximation of cat features but delivers on my appetite for directly feeling the ocean through the foils of my boat. Is that what makes dolphins such happy creatures? The extra hull dampens that feel, IMVHO.
You sailed the wrong sort of Multihull then, A good quick light multi, particularly a tri will give a feeling far nicer that heeling along at 7 knots
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Re: Catamaran vs Sailboat...

Maybe he just doesn't feel the need.....

The need for....

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