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Old 05-01-2007, 00:23   #61
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Dave, outstanding real world comparison. Your point of right boat for the cruising ground is well taken. Thank you.
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I would certainly run with that as well Dave.

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Old 05-01-2007, 01:26   #63
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Slow and leany more like it.

The "Tiltin Hilton"

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Tongue in cheek Joli, 5 knots up and 8 knot's down and having a 15% lean, sounds slow and leany to me.

Tiltin Hilton was actually a large mono raced in 86 call "Windward Passage"

Yes , I used to race and own one back then.

Was'nt meant to offend.

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Cat man do, Yep, that is the basic idea. Of course, how well do the cats you posted stack up against the PS for quality of build? Honestly, I am asking because I don't know!
Quality of build would be fine I'd imagine. all are Duflex or WRC or KIRI epoxy construction that has been well proven for many years.

I would say from personnal observation that I would feel much better about this one off construction technique than I would about production built cat's.

Of coarse fitout is a different thing, some have hose out white interior with minimal timber trim [my choice], others have ostrich scrotum leather upholstery.

As I said before, if I was inclined to play snowman, i'd probably go for 45+ foot of steel.

Lucky I dont like the cold.

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I liked "Tilton Hilton" Think I might borrow it
As for the build quality, there are allot of small things that companies such as PS do, such as stainless portlights, that really add to the quality of the boat in my opinion. I do agree that the one off cats seem to be better. But then, they are usually built to spec for people who have done their homework.
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For me it is simple cost. Mono is in my pocket range, multi is not. But my wife wants multi. She is just going to have to get out there and earn more ;-)
Thats a popular fallacy - no offense. In every sector of the market bar one, a mono and multi with similar space/Livability willcost similar. (that one sector is at the real cheap end)

Maybe your market place is different , but if I do a yacht world search I come up with that answer. There were are a couple of newicks in your part of the world alan, they were pretty good value I thought.

Alan I am also interetsed to know what multi/s it was/were that you started on?
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Good to see a change in tone! We all love to sail regardless of what we sail on.

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If I was doing high lattitude sailing, I would choose a steel monohull. If I was doing low lattitude sailing in the tradewinds, I would choose my catamaran.

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Dave I agree with your statement. If I was living in the Caribbean it would be on a multi. We plan on ranging further north and south so it's a mono for us.

Schoonerdog, we'll touch base when we get there. Let's at least have a beach party, looking forward to meeting.

Cat Man Do, what can we say. You gave up sailing for a pontoon boat?



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OK, lets see, if I put a mast just forward of th bimini...
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and call it a simpson
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and call it a simpson
Now I do hope that was tongue in cheek , builder of the "Sleazy"

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haha of course its tongue in cheek
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Multi a handfull?

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But get down here when a fine light air day sailing is 20kts and up and the multi becomes a handfull for one or two.
I have no expereince with cruising cats, but I am becoming more interested in them for all the discussed reasons. As with most sailors, I do most of my sailing with 2 people. Is the above quote accurate? My mono is fine in 25kts with 2 people and proper sails up. Would we have more difficulty with a multi in the same conditions? What are the issues with multi hulls in the 25kt wind range?
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Speed. Trying to slow the thing down. Of course, this is a blanketing generalised statement. Some multi's are faster than others, some are more of a handful than others.
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To accomodate a popular phase, reef more often, and earlier I have to admit, a big part of my transition has been my wife's back problems. She just isn't willing or able to live life at 15 degrees. It may change after I have more seatime on a multi, but as it stands, I still feel more comfortable on a small stout mono in really rough weather. Of course, I have never been out on a multi in anything big.
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mono or multihull

When everyone on this site talks multihull they mean Catamaran.
But to get any sort of reasonable accomodation in a cat it needs to be 40-50ft long and they can be very expensive to build.
What about Trimarans?
I am not talking about Piver's etc.or Racing trimarans,but something suitable for cruising, which sails upright, motors effeciently and shallow draft.
I like to think of a centre hull for accomodation etc and the outriggers as lightweight floats for stability.

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