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Monohull 138 36.70%
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Old 20-12-2006, 11:02   #16
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I've been "marginilized" (new politically correct term for discriminated against) and can't vote on this poll!
Just stick a mast on it and call it a motorsailer.
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Just stick a mast on it and call it a motorsailer.
Lemme think 'bout that for a second Frank! NO! Oh wait, it will have a mast and boom capable of carrying a steadying sail, does that count?
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Old 20-12-2006, 11:51   #18
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Lemme think 'bout that for a second Frank! NO! Oh wait, it will have a mast and boom capable of carrying a steadying sail, does that count?
Too funny!

Close enough I suppose.
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My favourite getaway spot only has 3 to 4 foot of water over the reef at high tide and I hate spilling my piss, so........................



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Old 20-12-2006, 17:32   #20
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mono-or multihull

I,ve had both.

I don't think it should be discussed on the basis of one being better than the other.
Where I live in North Eastern Australia there is no doubt the mutihull is superior. You can get across the reef and anchor without rolling your guts out all night. Not having to worry all the time about that big stick of lead hitting something takes a lot of pressure off you.

You do have to learn how to sail them safely and that is NOT hard to do, you must reef early. They are faster and use a lot less power under motoring.
The Monohull is more forgiving.

However, The ladies like Multihulls a lot more than Monos (doesn't that say it all) and I don't like sailing on my own.

I plan to sail up north from Brisbane, Australia into the islands east of New Guinea. and then through Indonesia to Thailand. A mulihull is best suited for this region.
With my boat, A trimaran with the Main hull 39 ft long 7ft 6in wide, I just slip it into a 40ft shipping container and send it home when I finished. (No Cape Horn for me)

However "IF" I was going around Cape Horn, I would do it in a Monohull.
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If I was going round Cape Horn I would choose a mono too. At least 200metres long though. There's no need to sail round Cape Horn, they built a canal to avoid it.

I currently have a steel monohull and I am building a cat. I just don't like having to motor or motorsail in wind less than 15kts - the cat will sail in next to no breeze. Yes, I will have to reef more often too.
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1. Since having Gladstone as my home port I have noticed the yearly increase in the number of multis in the Brisbane to G'stone race from 2 to about a third of the fleet.
Hi glen , just for the benefit of other folk, the Bris to Gladstone Multihull race is an entirely seperate race to the mono race. Starts in a different place in the bay as well.
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water over the reef at high tide and I hate spilling my piss,
Dave - is that "two headed love child" in the photo?
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IHowever "IF" I was going around Cape Horn, I would do it in a Monohull.
Ellen Macarthur managed to do it in a tri on her own.
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Dave - is that "two headed love child" in the photo?
Indeed it is, but I think she's called "Omea" from Noumea now.

How lame.

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Ellen Macarthur managed to do it in a tri on her own.
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Q: Do you prefer mono- or multihull sailboats for cruising?
A: Yes.

The alternative, no-hull boats, offer little protection from the elements, and less accommodation & cargo capacities. They would be, in my view, very poor value, at any price.
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For me, mono-hulls makes me more sailing feeling....I feel more the boat, the wind....
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Old 24-12-2006, 15:56   #29
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But Gord, a no hull is much lighter, and requires no expensive rig or engine! It is also the cheapest to maintain.
As for Ellen MacArthur rounding the horn, if I had a couple of million bucks to invest in my trimaran, I would be quite comfortable sailing her around the horn Which, brings me to the heart of the question. For the same money as a mono, can you make a cat ready for blue water?
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When I come back to a full time sailboat. It'll probably be a cat, >40'
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