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Old 14-02-2012, 04:16   #76
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Ok,offer me another boat that gives me 4 bedrooms,4 bathrooms,4 seperate living/ seating areas a range of 1100 nm on 650 litres of diesel if there is no wind,ability to beach easily when required,no leaning over,stable sailing or motoring and at anchor and i will order one!
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Re: Explanation for the Increase in Multihull Popularity

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I'm Australian and the Seawind is on the bottom of my list, just like Australian built cars like the Holden and Ford.

The Seawind doesn't do it for me.....]
Thats fine - not sure why your opinion is relevant to this particular issue. And BTW I have sold many cats other than seawind, the point of my comment was simply to indicate to BASH that multi buyers, at least in my humble experience, invariably have come from a mono background. Thats all - nuthin more.
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Disco's.... all that loud music hammering our ears..
The decibel's have destroyed folks sense of balance so no way can they function at the 10+ degrees + in a Mono...
the Cat offers a stable platform for the Abba Generation...
Boogie on into the Sunset..

Personally I could not care less.. as long as it floats and is functional....
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You may right boatman

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Ahhhh.... I thought she was the best thing since sliced bread...
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Ok,offer me another boat that gives me 4 bedrooms,4 bathrooms,4 seperate living/ seating areas a range of 1100 nm on 650 litres of diesel if there is no wind,ability to beach easily when required,no leaning over,stable sailing or motoring and at anchor and i will order one!
I think that pretty much sums it up.
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Re: Explanation for the Increase in Multihull Popularity

What is converting my monohull self over to the dark side is...

10 degree max heeling
Speed
10 degree max heeling
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10 degree max heeling
Speed

There comes a time in a gals life when she realizes that life is too short to heel 25 degrees to go 6+ knots....
it IS about the journey, and I'd like to journey twice as fast as my monos

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If I might try to steer us back to the question originally posed:

I think one of the reasons for the increased popularity of multihulls is that more and more folks are getting into sailing later in life. Those of us who started sailing before we started dating are probably more likely to be monohull owners. Those who started a career first, became successful, and subsequently decided to take up sailing are probably more likely to be multihull owners.

It's all good, right?

I would hypothesize that if you polled the question, "Did you learn to sail from your parents?" those who answer "no" are more likely to be multihull owners than those who answer "yes."

And there's nothing wrong with that.
It might be interesting to see the statistics, if somebody was to do a survey.

But of the multihull cruisers I've met, as far as I can recall, every one of them has moved from a mono.
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My cat is my first boat, did not see the need to waste any time and $$$ on the mono right of passage.
I was lucky and saw the light first up.
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True, better to learn from OTHER'S mistakes!
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Everyone's opinion is relevant Factor and not just yours.
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Re: Explanation for the Increase in Multihull Popularity

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What is converting my monohull self over to the dark side is...

10 degree max heeling
Speed
10 degree max heeling
Speed
10 degree max heeling
Speed

There comes a time in a gals life when she realizes that life is too short to heel 25 degrees to go 6+ knots....
it IS about the journey, and I'd like to journey twice as fast as my monos

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Just need to cut one high heel off to adjust for the heel to get you back on an even keel.
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Re: Explanation for the Increase in Multihull Popularity

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Disco's.... all that loud music hammering our ears..
The decibel's have destroyed folks sense of balance so no way can they function at the 10+ degrees + in a Mono...
the Cat offers a stable platform for the Abba Generation...
Boogie on into the Sunset..

Personally I could not care less.. as long as it floats and is functional....
A level and stable dance floor with more room to Boogie! There's your answer.

I bet you Boogie with the best of them, Boatman, even on a mono! But, oh man! Put you on a catamaran, I can only imagine the other dancers just standing back, and watchiing you groove.
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Everyone's opinion is relevant Factor and not just yours.
Relevant to this issue? I like rockmelons better than watermelons, but is that relevant to this discussion?
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Re: Explanation for the Increase in Multihull Popularity

Only relevance I could see is that I was dissapointed when Seawind bought out the 1250 that they didn't update the looks unfortunately keeping the same Seawind family looks which to some are dated. My personal view.

It's a pity they didn't take the opportunity move to the style of Corsair 50 which is the more modern look as they are a very high quality builder with top quality and great support. A newer design concept could have further increased multihull popularity.

That being said I have hired a Seawind for a week in Whitsundays in March.
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