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Old 20-03-2011, 18:12   #76
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Re: Multi v Mono in Carribean

I'm really enjoying this thread, there is very little of the usual mono vs cat bunfighting.

I do agree that with such a budget, a good cat in good condition might take some finding, getting a good mono would be easier. But it's worth trying, IMO.[/QUOTE]


We will be ¨cash¨ buyers when the time comes ! I dont want to risk going to high in case we need a reserve for an unforseen problem at a later date! Am just wondering what it would be like to cross the Atlantic in a 38-40ft 25-30year old CAT as there are several for sale in France (we are in southern Spain), I met a couple in Gibraltar last week who have just done it and said it was fine, the bits ive read here suggest the CAT may not be as solid as the Mono on that type of journey? If so then that would suggest buying a CAT already in the Caribean as there would be little point in buying the Mono just for the crossing!
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Pablo... the Atlantic crossing is the Cats favourite type of sailing...
wind from the stern... ignore the ARC reports from MarkJ etc...
they go to early just so everyones across by Christmas...
Early Decembers the time to sail once the trades have settled down... you've heard folk talk about the Christmas winds... well you ride in on their tail...
its just the people who do the ARC are in the main non blue water folks and are basically **** scared...
a factor a smart person cottoned onto and turned into a nice commercial venture....
same with the UK/Portugal ARC and others...
None of its really hard... except in the minds of the first timers...
Bit like your first sex... then you think... "Is That It... whats all the fuss about..."
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Pablo... the Atlantic crossing is the Cats favourite type of sailing...
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None of its really hard... except in the minds of the first timers...
Bit like your first sex... then you think... "Is That It... whats all the fuss about..."
One of your best quotes ever.
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Old 20-03-2011, 19:00   #79
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Pablo... the Atlantic crossing is the Cats favourite None of its really hard... except in the minds of the first timers...
Bit like your first sex... then you think... "Is That It... whats all the fuss about..."

You speak for yourself, my 1st time shook the building
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You speak for yourself, my 1st time shook the building
Lucky you... mine was to turned on at pulling a 17yr old virgin... ME
And in Portsmouth Park back of the old Guildhall during her lunch break... no chance of a repeat... did not even realised what was happening... till she was finished...
I would not have minded but I'd read 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' when I was 13... my expectations were based on sun baked rocks and white flesh....
The reality was a fully dressed Nymphomaniac in a park..... not quite the same...
Damaged me for life....
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Lucky you... mine was to turned on at pulling a 17yr old virgin... ME
And in Portsmouth Park back of the old Guildhall during her lunch break... no chance of a repeat... did not even realised what was happening... till she was finished...
I would not have minded but I'd read 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' when I was 13... my expectations were based on sun baked rocks and white flesh....
The reality was a fully dressed Nymphomaniac in a park..... not quite the same...
Damaged me for life....
...well, I think anytime someone doesn't fall in "love" with "their first" is a bullet dodged. So you will always have that.
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Clearly a major milestone forever remembered by us all.

And this a multi or mono thread. How ever did it drift this far. 's

There's a book somewhere there to rival Lady Chatterley's Lover.
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Clearly a major milestone forever remembered by us all.

And this a multi or mono thread. How ever did it drift this far. 's

There's a book somewhere there to rival Lady Chatterley's Lover.
Boatman is a pirate and hijacked this thread...
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Clearly a major milestone forever remembered by us all.

And this a multi or mono thread. How ever did it drift this far. 's

Perhaps because the first time on a cat is like the first time all over again.

As in: WOW! So that is what they were talking about.
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Talking about costs Cats vs Mono. A friend of mine who owns a 36' Allied was quoted 3 gallons of Trinidad for a bottom job.I do our 36'Cat with 2.5 Gallons that is 2coats plus a third one at waterline,and I get charged by the foot in Marinas The Fact that you have two Engines to maintain is negligent vs the safety of having two power plant to rely on.And don't even take your wife on a Cat,it will be love at first sight!
Of course I do own a Cat.
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I have read this lengthy thread and have agreed with most, mono vs. multi, take your pick and enjoy. The one theme that does not seem to be discussed is the lazy bag vs furling the main on the cat. That should prove an interesting discussion.
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I must tell you, as a Beneteau 461 owner that does more single sailing than not, main furling is terrific. Those that speak about jams, I suspect, didn't furl the main as they should have. Tight!
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... lazy bag vs furling the main ...
Did you mean flaking or furling the main?
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My mistake - flaking vs furling or using lazy bag vs using a furling inmast main.
Poor mixing on my part. Yet the question remains, on a catamaran, why so few inmast furling? Are sailors timing their reefing so well or are they climbing onto the deck and struggling more than those with inmast furling systems.
Are there other reasons?
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Re: Multi v Mono in Carribean

A lot of cats have fully battened, big roach mainsails, so in mast furling would require a major compromise to the sail design.

I have simple slab reefing with lazy jacks. It is very easy to use.

Some cats do have in mast or in boom furling though.
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