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Old 08-02-2012, 10:33   #1
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Explanation for the Increase in Multihull Popularity

As Darwin pointed out, the species evolves and adapts.
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Re: Explanation for the increase in multihull popularity

Best reason for a mulithull Ive ever seen LOL Great Idea !! Connie and Bob
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I've seen the u-tube of Rob's Gemini in the San Juan Islands, nice family boat. We were shopping for boats a couple of years ago and met Rob and family at anchor and it helped make our desision to buy a Gemini and we were tired of rocking at anchor all the time and the other boat my wife liked was a 50 ft monohull with a 7 ft draft that could not even get into the anchorage we and Rob's boat were in and that day I made an offer on our Gemini 105Mc we have now.
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That's awesome! I'm setting one up for our kitties.
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Typical catamaran.......MOTORING.....with main sail up for stabilizing.
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Typical catamaran.......MOTORING.....with main sail up for stabilizing.
In the San Juan Islands with some of the islands being oner 1000 ft high in elevation and blocking the breeze any sail boat has to motor to get into the breeze and then your behind another island before you know it and out of any breeze. Mountains on islands also makes the breeze change directions often with not much warning.
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Typical catamaran.......MOTORING.....with main sail up for stabilizing.
Jezzus Typical catamaran envy by a fast mono. Uncalled for

Perhaps in jest

Good shade protection from sun for the babe

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Fast mono? Contradiction in terms?
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l always thought an 38ft Irwin center cockpit was fast.

Am I wrong ?
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These are faster....
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Re: Explanation for the increase in multihull popularity

More attractive looking designs. More structural integrity. More people realizing that it is more comfortable to sail relatively flat. More people realizing that cruising cats are more stable than a Hobie. More people finding out from charting one that they are nice to live on and to sail. More people learing that some can sail to weather pretty decently.
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More attractive looking designs. More structural integrity. More people realizing that it is more comfortable to sail relatively flat. More people realizing that cruising cats are more stable than a Hobie. More people finding out from charting one that they are nice to live on and to sail. More people learing that some can sail to weather pretty decently.
Naw, that's all old hash. It's all about baby seats now. Gotta keep up if you want to post in the multihull thread.

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Re: Explanation for the increase in multihull popularity

As the OP, I never intended this to be a mono vs multi thread but rather a Charles Darwin type observation of adaptation of the species. A Mountain Goat Shepard's child, raised clinging to the side of mountains would adapt well to living on a monohull. The baby depicted in the video need not adapt, thus the species continues his land based evolution on the water.
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As the OP, I never intended this to be a mono vs multi thread but rather a Charles Darwin type observation of adaptation of the species. A Mountain Goat Shepard's child, raised clinging to the side of mountains would adapt well to living on a monohull. The baby depicted in the video need not adapt, thus the species continues his land based evolution on the water.
Yeah Good point.

But someone got it onto another tangent.

Catamaran I have been watching build for couple with a baby has fitted a net around the day bed in the cockpit to act as a playpen (not sure what they are called in USA). Not possible on a heeling vessel.
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Typical catamaran.......MOTORING.....with main sail up for stabilizing.
And you know this how? And you think this is a "typical" Cat on what basis. I bet you I use my motors less than you. In fact I'll put money on it.

But back to the original question, because reality has triumphed over mythology
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