Originally Posted by MarkJ
And visa versa as it often appears that its anti monohul on this forum! So it just goes to show that ALL members can get irritated at these debates. Its the only thing I don't like about CF and I wish the Mods would understand peoples feelings on this subject.
I don't see the Cat owners as "anti Monohull" (after all, I figure they liked Monohulls soooooooo much.......they bought two
But I find puzzling the inability of some
folk on CF.com to even countenance that others may have a genuinely held different opinion based on experiance and personal needs and their own understandings (however obtained), let alone be willing to simply agree to differ once views are exchanged.....
It's like hearing from Mr R#cna, on Crack
In many respects I truly am not fundamently bothered what other folk do
- Cat or Mono - in the same way that in Monoworld whilst I am genuinely perplexed on both folk with the attitudes of sell the wife and cat and "go for it now" to cruise
the world on a Lilo and of those who feel the "need" to work 20 years to buy (pay off the finance?) on a boat that can take 2 Washing
Machines and a Grand Piano........I don't lecture (well, I try not to!), will express an opinion, try and offer some reasoning and leave folk to make their own decisions.....on the basis that no matter what I say they will do their own thing anyway!
BUT, the "Cat thing" is getting out of hand on CF.com given that any posts that even hint that Moses did not descend from the Mount with the Tablets on a Catamaran
(or was that Noah?
) are jumped on to a degree that is way past defending one's own position / pride and joy......with the result that the questioning will be reluctant to post. Hell, even I usually do not bother posting
on Cat threads or subjects, cos' it is simply too much like hard work........For me, I do not accept it as bullying, but for others with less confidence???......Even if I was thinking of moving from a Mono to a Cat I would 100% not ask on CF.com, both on the simple aggro factor and also the lack of balanced opinions.
I do understand that Cat Owners want to promote their pride and joy, but it is simply counterproductive to shout dissenting voices down to acheive the appearance of agreement....folk hearing silence sometimes read this as acceptance and re-inforcement of their viewpoint, when the truth is not always so straightforward. Hell, I don't phone
the Pope up every day* and point out he's a Tw#t who believes nonsense - don't mean I do agree with him. *Well, not every day
Now, IMO none of this would really matter - and I would just carry on with being puzzled and slightly annoyed now and again, the world ain't perfect and nor do I expect CF.com to be perfect for me......BUT I honestly think that a lack of allowed questioning of Cat related matters is in danger
of presenting a view to the uninformed that they are not only 100% perfect but are also 100% safe, no matter what the Sea throws at them or the Crew does. I won't use the term "the perfect idiot proof boat" cos' no boat can be........Actually, it's wayyyyyy too tempting, I will