.... cheeze, tricky question.
A typical Kiwi - born in a dinghy
for >20 years.
Now live aboard - on a 46' Fountaine Pajot catamaran
Again, mono or cat? Depends on what the intended use is.
and weekend meanings, go for half a boat = monohull
? Catamaran without question.
You spend >90% of your time at anchor
, and a cat doesn't wallow in the swells.
I have seen plenty of monohulls look like a metronome at anchor
- pretty scary.
Most important of all - on a cat, you never spill your drink.
Size? If doing passages, I read somewhere that delivery
guys don't like delivering a cat less than 40' because of the hobby horse effect.
Sooooooo, go longer. An interesting point that the December 2011 Yachting World made in an article comparing different cats, is the new versions of both Lagoon
and Fountaine Pajot
are both pretty heavy (at around 42') and hobby horse quite a lot. Also, the driving station upstairs is very uncomfortable in a big sea.
Hope this is of some help. If you would like some links to my wires blog and other sailing stuff, I have a website. Still being added to, so keep on checking it out.
poulston.com is the address.