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Old 25-04-2007, 22:04   #16
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There seems to be a lot of chatter from the multihull boaters that their boats are better. I'm not sure why that even matters or is so strongly argued. Seems to me that if you have canvas up and are moving about without any other power, you're a sailor.

The more someone boasts about their preferences, the more insecure they are about their convictions. I'm sure there is a lot more to share about multihulls than how much better they are over monohulls.

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No mate. What there is, is a lot of people posting in the MULTIHULL section, about how much better monohulls are, to which multihull owners, (who as dave says have mostly owned and sailed mono's before) respond. Have a look in the monohull section of the forum, and see how often multi guys go in there and rubbish monos.
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Old 26-04-2007, 01:44   #17
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Well all I can say is "It's a freaking big hole!!!"

Is that fixable?If so,would it still be the same.Like in strength.Or would it's real value decrease.Just wondering.Mudnut.
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Old 26-04-2007, 04:45   #18
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Well all I can say is "It's a freaking big hole!!!"

Is that fixable?If so,would it still be the same.Like in strength.Or would it's real value decrease.Just wondering.Mudnut.
Bearing in mind I havent been on board yet, but to me it look's like 3 sheet's of foam, a bit of black, new window's, winches , jammers etc.

Daggerboard has had a bit of dammage on top, but could be repaired as a spare maybe.

The big $$ will be the prebent carbon fibre wingmast and sails.

Easy when you say it fast


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Old 26-04-2007, 05:52   #19
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and see how often multi guys go in there and rubbish monos.
we only bring it up actually as a bit of tonuge in cheek fun
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Old 28-04-2007, 08:18   #20
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I think Cat Man Do has hit the nail on the head. I love sailing .... monohulls and multi's ... but the boat's got to sail. This one looks as if it gave it's crew a real thrill!

If I was cruising in the high latitudes, single-handing, give me a large steel or alli monohull ....... but for now I'm looking for a FAST cat or trimaran to get my blood circulating again!

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Hiya Folks,
This is my first post outside the meet and greet. So Here goes.......

I love that boat, what a thing of beauty. You can be sure that she will be out scaring the crap outa her crew soon.

As far as the monomaran vs. multi debate, I have had 3 very different tris and 3 very different uniboats and have loved them all. Which is better of course is whatever type of boat I happen to be on at the time (even power types).

An old friend had a thing for big women in red high heels, I did not understand it, but I never trashed him about it.
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Old 29-04-2007, 11:13   #22
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Robert, a welcome comment.
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As far as the monomaran vs. multi debate, I have had 3 very different tris and 3 very different uniboats and have loved them all. Which is better of course is whatever type of boat I happen to be on at the time (even power types).
Couldn't agree more (well, maybe not on the power boat thing)
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OOPS!!!!

>(even power types).<

Did I say that out loud?!?!?!?
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Old 29-04-2007, 11:26   #24
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Of course, a power cat. Now that's a boat
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An old friend had a thing for big women in red high heels, I did not understand it, but I never trashed him about it.
Now there's some fodder for debate!

Pro's: Warm in the winter
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Con's: Inherently unstable
High moment of inertia but once set in motion easily capsized

Personally I would never venture offshore on one but ok for weekends.
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Personally I would never venture offshore on one but ok for weekends.
A curious thing I have noticed while cruising to a lot of far flung spots on my catamaran is that the passion of the monohull v multihull debate is inversely proportional to the offshore experience of the debaters. I've also found that most folks who go offshore in multis have also got a good deal of offshore experience in monos. And, in my unscientific survey, I've found that most are content with their multis. It has always struck me as a bit perverse that, by and large, the folks who make noise on this subject haven't got any serious sea time in small boats.

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I think mike was refering to the gal in the high heels.
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Really? I think he confused me by listing easily capsized in the "con" column... Silly me. Sorry!

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Is your Atlantic 42 a Chris white design? I really like what I have seen from him.

Your right about the comment should have been in the "pro" category.
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Robert is right. I was referring to the properties of a large mass placed at the end of a long arm (in this case high heels). Just poking a bit of fun at the mono-multi fracas. I have one of each and like them both. After carefully analyzing my pro/con list I think you may be right and I am willing to reconsider
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