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Old 19-12-2011, 06:53   #106
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Re: Monohulllers, Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls

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So...............ummmm.....................then you are multihuller and this is the wrong thread.

You must go to the other and tell what you like about monos.

What you cant READ?

U must be a MONOHULL guy
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Old 19-12-2011, 07:06   #107
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Re: Monohulllers, Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls

Multi's are perfect vessels in the hemisphere of their origin. Above the 50th it is getting difficult. I have experience with Tornado' s and Hobie' s sailing from the beach but pointing against the westerly' s in not their forte.

Sailing the Carib and Pacific I would enjoy a multi, but not beyond that part of the world.

They just do not fit our locks neither our marina' s.
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Old 19-12-2011, 07:37   #108
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Re: Monohulllers, Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls

We love our single hulled cruiser. As for multi-hulls, were they not were designed to carry heavy loads over shallow waters like a barge? While adding an engine seems to be the logical progression (unarguably a faster hull design than a mono) I don't believe they were designed to sail. More likely the sailing multihull was just an after thought; a mere step up from two dugout canoes roped together. With all the huffing and puffing multihull owners do to express the benefits multihull designs (capsize ratios and comfort formula aside) have over a mono, one can only take it as a tongue in cheek form of single hulled envy.
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We love our single hulled cruiser. As for multi-hulls, were they not were designed to carry heavy loads over shallow waters like a barge? While adding an engine seems to be the logical progression (unarguably a faster hull design than a mono) I don't believe they were designed to sail. More likely the sailing multihull was just an after thought; a mere step up from two dugout canoes roped together. With all the huffing and puffing multihull owners do to express the benefits multihull designs (capsize ratios and comfort formula aside) have over a mono, one can only take it as a tongue in cheek form of single hulled envy.
I think you may have missed the point of this thread.......

....the main clue being in the thread title
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Old 19-12-2011, 08:33   #110
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I think you may have missed the point of this thread.......

....the main clue being in the thread title
You mean "Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls"? I think I was pretty clear. Do you want a picture. Oh what the hey.

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You mean "Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls"? I think I was pretty clear. Do you want a picture. Oh what the hey.
The key word being like.

I appreciate that doing otherwise is kinda like shooting fish in a barrel (from the underside on an upturned Catamaran).......but plenty of other threads for that
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Old 19-12-2011, 09:36   #112
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Re: Monohulllers, Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls

I've sailed on multi-hulls and own a mono-hull. I spend the winter down in the Florida Keys and summers in New England and while I am down here I would prefer a multi-hull for cruising. And, truly if I could have afforded a decent Cat or Tri I would own one, but getting a good mono-hull and affording the up keep is expensive enough so I am financially stuck with a single hull boat. Some of the cats I've seen the interiors are great they remind me of a floating whore house.
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Old 19-12-2011, 09:58   #113
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Re: Monohulllers, Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls

I'll answer the thread title, and add that I live and sail on a monohull but work as a charter captain for a multihull operation. Geminis and Fountaine Pajot's primarily.

+ I like twin engines for operations (but not all cats offer that, like the Gemini 105).
+ I like the increased cockpit space.
+ I like the lack of heel from a comfort prospective.
+ I like the twin swim steps and overall "lounging" nature of a cat. You can't beat them for non-underway comfort.

- I don't like working/maintaining two engines.
- The increase in space is sort of a trade off because it's very compartmentalized, but it's obviously greater still.
- Glad I don't have to pay the mooring fee since it's typically double as it's occupying an end tie or two slips.
- I've gotten used to heel as a measure for how hard the boat is being worked and where I'm at in the angle of stability.
- I don't like how little inertia they have and how much they're affected by lateral windage.
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Old 19-12-2011, 10:23   #114
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Re: Monohulllers, Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls

Some of the cats I've seen the interiors are great they remind me of a floating whore house.[/QUOTE]

LMAO... The definition of Cathouse! Perhaps we should move this to the making a living while cruising thread. Would I want to be the owner or customer? Decisions, decisions.......
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LMAO... The definition of Cathouse! Perhaps we should move this to the making a living while cruising thread. Would I want to be the owner or customer? Decisions, decisions.......
You'd be better off herding cats for a living (less aggro). Trust me.
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Re: Monohulllers, Tell Us What You Like About Multihulls

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Multi's are perfect vessels in the hemisphere of their origin. Above the 50th it is getting difficult. I have experience with Tornado' s and Hobie' s sailing from the beach but pointing against the westerly' s in not their forte.

Sailing the Carib and Pacific I would enjoy a multi, but not beyond that part of the world.

They just do not fit our locks neither our marina' s.
Which hemisphere doesn't have a 50th parallel? Just askin'.
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Old 19-12-2011, 13:56   #117
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We love our single hulled cruiser. As for multi-hulls, were they not were designed to carry heavy loads over shallow waters like a barge? While adding an engine seems to be the logical progression (unarguably a faster hull design than a mono) I don't believe they were designed to sail. More likely the sailing multihull was just an after thought; a mere step up from two dugout canoes roped together. With all the huffing and puffing multihull owners do to express the benefits multihull designs (capsize ratios and comfort formula aside) have over a mono, one can only take it as a tongue in cheek form of single hulled envy.
Never met anyone with single hull envy but plenty with Multihull envy. Maybe you have Multihull envy? It's okay you can come out of the closet
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Old 19-12-2011, 14:01   #118
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Apparently there is a North and a South. But you are correct. Of course I revert to the Northern.
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I need better info to base this whole thing on. How about one of you multi guys coming up to the Boston area next year and taking me for some rides?

PM me for scheduling.
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Are we now comparing Hunters to Cats? Hunters still win.
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