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Old 05-10-2016, 16:24   #256
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Re: S/V Delos discusses mono vs. cat with cruising couple.

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I can sail rings round Lagoons in our boat too. So what?
Me too.

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Old 05-10-2016, 16:27   #257
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I was able to tell the time I won because the Lagoon passed near me while I was already at anchor reading a book, on the way to the port: In 9nm I had gained about an hour.
The Lagoon crew were probably reading a book the whole time, trying to ignore the boy racers.

I find your whole story very difficult to believe because everyone knows that Lagoons can't sail at all, let alone tack to windward. I read it so many times on this forum, it must be true.
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Old 05-10-2016, 16:35   #258
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Re: S/V Delos discusses mono vs. cat with cruising couple.

My wife and I have cruised a lot on a 49 Beneteau (coastal) and the Lagoon 450 (crossed the Pacific). There is no question on our mind which is more enjoyable for cruising. It is not the monohull.

I do not want to start a war here. Everyone is different. But, unless one spends time on both boat types, he cannot know. I really wanted to prefer the monohull.

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Old 05-10-2016, 16:59   #259
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Re: S/V Delos discusses mono vs. cat with cruising couple.

The fact that woman HATE monohulls and love Catamarans is enough for me.

My wife and 2 daughters never, LET ME REPEAT, NEVER wanted to go out in my 2 Catalina monohull sail boats.

Now they want to be on our Catamaran ALL the time. LET ME REPEAT, ALL the time.

It's just a WIN, WIN. You can have a SWEET Catamaran and enjoy your family at the same time. How SAWEEEEeeeeeeeeet is that.
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Old 05-10-2016, 17:05   #260
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Re: S/V Delos discusses mono vs. cat with cruising couple.

You should know Polux really wishes he could have a catamaran.
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Old 05-10-2016, 18:12   #261
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Re: S/V Delos discusses mono vs. cat with cruising couple.

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You should know Polux really wishes he could have a catamaran.
Polux has an excellent boat, he has no interest in a multihull.
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Old 05-10-2016, 18:20   #262
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Polux has an excellent boat, he has no interest in a multihull.

You sure about that?


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We've also lost interest.
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Re: S/V Delos discusses mono vs. cat with cruising couple.

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We've also lost interest.
In Polux or a 10 floor Sunreef?

Whilst I love the the space and concept of the Sunreef, for everyday use its a little Huge. as in Massive, as in Large.

I too would prefer to stay monhull if that was my choice... except on the 9th floor has an excellent restaurant and bar...

The larger Cats hold little interest for me. Like a floating city. A width too far for my type of cruising.

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The larger Cats hold little interest for me. Like a floating city. A width too far for my type of cruising.
Uh, how could you miss that cat's best angle! Seriously....



...ok, I might be a little sick looking at it.
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Uh, how could you miss that cat's best angle! Seriously....



...ok, I might be a little sick looking at it.
Im a bottom man myself...

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Re: S/V Delos discusses mono vs. cat with cruising couple.

I don't mean to be rude. Seriously. But is there a little bit of a Freudian big width multi-hull envy going on by the mono hull guys. Just thinking that the strong emotional response by mono people is revealing they are perhaps suffering at a subconscious level, a very deep seated big thing envy.

I understand that many men have issues with other men who have bigger things.

Now we could also go into the whole question of why the guys with the smaller thing need to go on about the speed of their smaller thing. Trying to convince everyone that they are more virile (better performer) than the sailors with the much bigger thing. While the sailors with the much bigger thing don't feel the need to have to prove anything and just sit back and enjoy basking in the sun stress free as they sail across the deep blue.

Just saying.
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Re: S/V Delos discusses mono vs. cat with cruising couple.

As a monohull owner, and a Catamaran lover by heart, there is no conflict in reality. Both to me are sail craft with their strengths and weaknesses. Make me choose and I go multi.

In saying that, apart from suddenly acquiring a wife and 6 children, my preference is for sub 40 foot. It appears to be more than enough boat. In fact as a solo sailor, Id even settle for a max of 34 foot.

Its true that no boat is too large when out on the seas, but sure is when trying to berth or pay for a marina for the night...

We wont even mention the handling of the sail systems or replacing larger bits and pieces in terms of cost. My pay scale doesnt cover it.

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As a monohull owner, and a Catamaran lover by heart, there is no conflict in reality. Both to me are sail craft with their strengths and weaknesses. Make me choose and I go multi.

In saying that, apart from suddenly acquiring a wife and 6 children, my preference is for sub 40 foot. It appears to be more than enough boat. In fact as a solo sailor, Id even settle for a max of 34 foot.

Its true that no boat is too large when out on the seas, but sure is when trying to berth or pay for a marina for the night...

We wont even mention the handling of the sail systems or replacing larger bits and pieces in terms of cost. My pay scale doesnt cover it.

I love boats.
I find the sleek lines of a monohull dipping its rail in the water, as it pierces through the ocean, a delight to see.

You have raised my biggest issue I am dealing with. What size multi I should settle on. The reasons you have given for smaller are all very true.
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Re: S/V Delos discusses mono vs. cat with cruising couple.

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Polux has an excellent boat, he has no interest in a multihull.
So why does he keep on and on and on and ON about them?
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