I've owned 3 cats and I've had many monohull
encounters where they were faster to the windward... if they had a good bit more water
. Truthfully, while my dagger board boats would take anything 10 feet longer any time, and 20 feet longer off the wind
, my current
boat will stay with similar size cruising
monohulls up-wind and leave them down wind
, and do so in greater comfort and security
Of the wind, well there is no honor in gloating, but it is NEVER close enough to keep track.
Now, if money
is the measure, then we must compare a 32-foot cat to a 36-foot cat to get the $$ and room to compare, and then everything gets closer. It's a matter of taste.
, and speed are always discussed. Security
is another factor, and is much better on a cat. It's just plain hard to fall of of one that isn't racing
. No fear going forward in a gale. Just saying.