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Old 03-12-2011, 16:04   #46
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Re: Monohulllers, Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls

Uh-Oh, take the "unsinkable" off the list
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Old 03-12-2011, 16:30   #47
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Uh-Oh, take the "unsinkable" off the list
That's only half sunk!
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Well the top and bottom of mast is out of water
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Here's an unusual positive feature of multihulls... They make my partner prefer monos... old ones

It's weird, I know, but she has a thing about interiors looking like flimsy caravans... (trailers?), and all the cats she's seen fall into that category, as do many newer production monos.

She likes loads of old timber, but fortunately also likes varnishing!
She needs to go aboard a Privilege or a Catana then. No flimsy, plastic interiors on those. All nice shiny wood except of course in the heads.
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Here's an unusual positive feature of multihulls... They make my partner prefer monos... old ones

It's weird, I know, but she has a thing about interiors looking like flimsy caravans... (trailers?), and all the cats she's seen fall into that category, as do many newer production monos.

She likes loads of old timber, but fortunately also likes varnishing!
She is looking at the wrong boats
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Most of the later cats are flimsy and cheap looking internally, seawinds, fp, lagoon, you only realize this once you step aboard something decent. Its like cars and aircraft, those in their hyundais think they are comfortable until they step into a Bentley!
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She needs to go aboard a Privilege or a Catana then. No flimsy, plastic interiors on those. All nice shiny wood except of course in the heads.
Probably right, but I have a feeling those brands may be out of our reach. I'll check them out though.
I really want to try to avoid a slow, lingering death by starvation, in luxurous comfort
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Old 04-12-2011, 19:09   #54
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Most of the later cats are flimsy and cheap looking internally, seawinds, fp, lagoon, you only realize this once you step aboard something decent. Its like cars and aircraft, those in their hyundais think they are comfortable until they step into a Bentley!
I guess I'm biased but we are on our second Seawind 1000 and they are definitely not flimsy. They don't have the Ikea furnishings. All the furniture is very solid...maybe to solid as it does ad weight. Now the monkey hair headliner is a different thing altogether, maybe a little cheap!
I would agree both the FP and Lagoon have interiors like a travel trailer. And boy can they be noisy!
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Some very surprising story I saw on Discovery the other day was about a mid-aged couple that took off from Oz to NZ and managed to run into some terrible hurricane. They were finally rescued by the Aussie Navy. Many weeks later their cat was found unharmed and still floating.

I have nothing against multihulls. That sort of antagonism is just stupid. The only thing is that such a boat is impractical in an overpopulated country with the many locks and dense traffic of long inland barges. And ports that charge you not for boatlength but for the sq. meter surface .....
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I guess I'm biased but we are on our second Seawind 1000 and they are definitely not flimsy. They don't have the Ikea furnishings. All the furniture is very solid...maybe to solid as it does ad weight. Now the monkey hair headliner is a different thing altogether, maybe a little cheap!
I would agree both the FP and Lagoon have interiors like a travel trailer. And boy can they be noisy!
I agree, I've chartered one in Whitsundays at 7-8 years old & still nice in that trade. The monkey fur is a pretty standard item in heaps of brands-power, sail & fits the weight budget for a lot of M2 found in cats- dresses up glassfiber nicely, easy & cheap to replace down the track & cosy for around bunks etc.
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I guess I'm biased but we are on our second Seawind 1000 and they are definitely not flimsy. They don't have the Ikea furnishings. All the furniture is very solid...maybe to solid as it does ad weight. Now the monkey hair headliner is a different thing altogether, maybe a little cheap!
I would agree both the FP and Lagoon have interiors like a travel trailer. And boy can they be noisy!
I don't take issue with your comparison of FP's, Lagoons, et al to Ikea - Ikea is rather good at meeting a pricepoint in respect of design. But quite frankly, the Seawinds are in the same camp. As you state, you definitely are biased as there is nothing particularly exceptional about Seawind joinery.

But as we're into free slagging hour, there isn't much to recommend a Seawind, FP or Lagoon when there are Gunboats, Outremers, and Privileges available.

Get over yourself - you own a production boat. Try to enjoy it without being an ******* and slagging off everyone else's boat.
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Re: Monohulllers, Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls

Well, it seems the multi-hullers have taken over this thread for mono-hullers. It must be more than comprehension of thread title...

Trying to get it back to the subject: I am a monohuller and I like the speed of multi-hulls. When we buddy-boat it's with a cat because they can keep up with us

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Re: Monohulllers, Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls

Multis are great.

Rayon Vert - a 50 ft tri has just (almost;-)) won the line honors at ARC - they came in one or two hours after the winner - which happened to be a 100 ft (or so) maxi.

Some multis are very, very pretty. Very. More of a sea bird than a sea fish.

Multis are GREAT cruising platforms - stable, huge space, comfortable.

Right now we have a less than 20 ft (sic!) cat here getting ready to sail across the Atlantic. They have just come down from France.

I sail a mono (own) and cats (other's). And I love both kinds.

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Old 06-12-2011, 06:35   #60
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Threads like this have always ended badly. Like - who cares. Thanks to Jedi and Barnie keeping it civil.
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