Originally Posted by Factor
It comes from experience Chris, from having sailed lots and lots of designs. For many people in the world the Multi world is Lagoon
, FP and Leopard
, for some of us it is much much more
LOL - common Factor - we have sailed more different boats too - you don't even mention our previous cat the Catana
? Actually, it all comes down to what we are looking for in a boat - are we cruising, racing
, do we like luxury and weight or more simplistic with less weight and so on ... so your comment here is off.
Anyway - I must say I am quite fascinated with the mast
being moved aft on these vessels and I can see some advantages whilst also having questions.
The smaller main does mean that if flying an asymmetric
or spin that there is less interference
disturbance when sailing with the main up - we always take it down. So in this regard I would be quite intrigued to try it out.
Also, I would like to see the performance when closer hauled to the wind ... I have a feeling we would loose here (I am guessing though).
And then again I think with a bigger genoa
the boat will perform better off the wind ... I find the main on our cat is not great for down wind sailing so we set the genoa
out on a barber hauler and in this regard I can see benefits with the mast
I observed an earlier comment with most cats motor
sailing ... hmmm ... not my experience unless in very light weather
and we want to get to that dive spot or something ...
I think Lagoon is onto something here, but I am keeping an eye on it ... not altogether convinced just yet.