Originally Posted by barnakiel
Yes, off course! The kayak
that did not make it was mono too!
I think the whole mono / cat nonsense is 99% a money
thing. Why can't so many owners face it?
It is mostly nonsense, I agree. I see it as a size issue, rather than a money
issue, but the size leads to money so it becomes a money issue.
I think cats are comparably priced with mono's of equivalent capability.
The problem is that there is certain size below which cat's just don't make sense for liveaboard
, but monohulls are still viable.
The whole mono/cat performance thing is also a huge red herring. It's mostly apples to bananas comparisons that don't hold up to close examination. I think that argument is more about the difference between sport sailing and luxury cruising than it is about actual performance of cats vs monohulls.
Do they have a better resale value? Probably yeah, but then they also carry a premium purchase
value, so what does it mean? All those $225k Moorings boats in the Caribbean
are still there after 2 years on the brokerage, and they are still selling new cats as hard as they can.