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Old 04-02-2007, 15:59   #166
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Lying a hull in 30-40foot breaking waves is not a tactic IMHO, parachute for me every time.

I've only experienced 20 -25 ft breaking waves on a few occassions, and with bow's to the weather the bow rides up the wave and the wave breaks on the foredeck sweeping up the cabin front and dumps in the cockpit.

Of course on a heavyweight catamaran the bow's won't ride up over the waves as well as a lightweight one.

Your Lagioon 420 is well suited to coastal and Island hopping.

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Old 04-02-2007, 16:37   #167
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Lying ahull in such weather is asking for a disaster. When the wave hit it hit us on the topsides (38ft mono) and washed over us as we went over, took dinghy, liferaft ant pulpit for the ride.
My preference now would be to run with a drogue.
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:59   #168
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It is unsafe for a catamaran to be so heavy that waves break down on it. For monohulls this is normal. A catamaran should ride over the waves. A lagoon is a very heavy comfortable boat. The weight is a negative factor in surviving heavy weather offshore. A great book that talks about this and other important multihull design factors is "Catamarans Offshore" by Rudy Choy. Check it out. I like the idea of running with a drogue.
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