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Old 01-03-2008, 07:38   #46
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I almost always sail our cats in the colder weather and this works fine , our cats are already insulated , have kevlar/twaron impact protection and are ready for the cold climates , I would much rahter be in a cat in coldert weather than in a mono and I have done both , a cat is generally dryer to sail and does not heel wich makes it more comfortable.
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Old 11-03-2008, 16:56   #47
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When I started this thread one year ago I was torn between going sailing on a mono or a multi. I actually made up my mind a few months ago, but I haven't gotten around to posting here before now.

My choice is a catamaran

Based on the type of circumnavigation I want to make I think a catamaran is ideal. If I was doing a high latitude circumnavigation I might come to a different conclusion.
Congratulations on the decision, but I would think you knew the answer a year ago from the way you cast the questions and criteria for success.

Now that you've cleared your plate on the whole mono/multi hull debate perhaps, before you concentrate on just which multihull fits the bill, you might think a bit about the worst cases possible on the cruise.

No need to answer these to anyone but yourself but ...
Do you know why you want all the features you think you want? (is it the having them or the idea of having them)
Can you repair an modern fuel injected diesel engine?
Do you know how all the ship's systems work?
(give or take - I know you don't have the boat yet)
In the event you lose all you the electronics, how will you get get to your next place?
Do you have the gear needed? (EPRIB, life raft, foul weather, life vests)
Do you know how to use all the gear?
What are you plans for comms (Satphone, SSB, HAM, cell phone, etc)
Do you know how much additional it will cost to fit out new boat?
Do you have a guess as to how much to plan for repair and refit of a used boat?
Have you made all the financial arrangements needed?
Have you done cruises longer than a few days?
Have you talked to people who have done A LOT of cruising?
Have you sailed in heavy weather?
Has you girlfriend?
How do each of you react under stress?
Other than the minimium CPR/1st responder sort of stuff. What would you do for an emergency? (e.g. fishhooks, cuts, infection, dehydration, etc)
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Old 30-03-2008, 21:19   #48
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Yup - I definitely want to head off to sea in a multihull.... NOT

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/d...tMutlihull.jpg
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Old 30-03-2008, 22:12   #49
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Comparing a ORMA 60 trimaran to a cruising multihull is like seeing an Indy car crashing and saying you won't take your sedan on the highway.
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Old 30-03-2008, 22:27   #50
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Yup - I definitely want to head off to sea in a multihull.... NOT

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/d...tMutlihull.jpg
I feel stupid even replying to the above post, but I cant help myself.



If I could have posted a pic of a MONO in distress I would, but alas they are on the bottom of the ocean.

Give me the 60 ft highly visable floating liferaft with access to food water and shelter anyday thanks.

Not to mention the ability to salvage relatively easily at a later date.

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well said, dave, of Cat man do.
I love this thread, showing how some people can make such idiot remarks, over and over again.
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Yup - I definitely want to head off to sea in a multihull.... NOT

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Yeah, better off with a mono eh?

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I would all of these examples are not so much indicative of the boat, but the boater.
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Sailormann,

I wouldn't want to go to the grocery store in a Formual1 car either.......oranges, and apples
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That reminds me of an America's Cup boat that split in two in less than exciting weather. So I guess all monos are unsafe because of that one AC boat?
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Hi,

Fellow Norwegian here living North of the arctic circle (in Bodoe by the Lofoten island).

I am considering a Lagoon 380 for use up here and than on circumnavigation.

As to use in high latitude and cold weather, boats delivered from the Norwegian importer has 3 heaters...

And here is a link to one even farther north Barents Sail Adventure

I have little experience with cats and some with sail boats..

But I have many years of experience with power boats as both a user and commercial captain.
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There are some big Harrys up your way about to hit the water,
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Yeah, better off with a mono eh?

Thanks, cool video. Amazing how fast it sank......
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Yeah, better off with a mono eh?

44CC - Excellent what an amazing clip, it must have had some lead attached to it's bottom, is this normal
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I haven't seen it addressed, so I'll add that Multi's retain a higer percentage of their value than simlarly equipped Mono's (and that gulf is only likely to become even more pronounced as Multi's become more popular thus depressing Mono values even furthur)

Another boat make to add to your list is Nautitech. They're well made and within your optimal price range.
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