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Old 12-03-2012, 14:22   #121
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Biggest negative to owning a catamaran - you WILL at times have to put up with absolute, uninformed rubbish from self styled "experts" who have never set foot on a multihull.
Is it that a percentage of posters are so bored with their life they feel compelled to spread negative statements or drifting comments to simply satisfy their need for an argument? If so that's pretty sad!

I share my beer/food and friendship with any cruisers in any anchorage, always have done and always will do! Making bad taste comments regarding someones boat choice is no different in my book to commenting about that persons spouse. YOU SIMPLY SHUT UP!


Re: The Cons of Owning a Catamaran = Enjoying a boat so much that it truly pisses off the un-initiated!!!
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wouldn't it be suspicious of both hulls caught fire at the same time?
Not in 10,000 feet of water!
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Not in 10,000 feet of water!
since the deepest depth of any ocean we are aware of is slightly less than 7,000 feet, I would say a burned out boat in 10,000 feet of water would be suspicious, very suspicious.
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I must confess that I only alluded to his "issue" (as you call wrecking his boat) because he kinda ommitted that bit from his tale of brain free voyaging............and, yes, I would have said the same if he had been aboard a mono - the only difference is that I would not have needed to add this clarification if the thread was not on Planet Multihull.



Wrecking a boat from dumb arsed decisions based on wishful thinking may be considered a succesful completion of a voyage in upside-down-land - but not everywhere, get used to it ....I would have thought acheiving the status of wreck a pertinent fact to mention (allude to? ) whilst blowing smoke up own ass.

Ooopps....I will probably get another whining PM .
Valuable commentary from someone doing his best to close down a thread. Seems to be only reason for commentary.
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since the deepest depth of any ocean we are aware of is slightly less than 7,000 feet, I would say a burned out boat in 10,000 feet of water would be suspicious, very suspicious.
here something to be aware of-I sail over about 14,000 feet many times off the south western Peloponeese-Greece !
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Wrecking a boat from dumb arsed decisions based on wishful thinking may be considered a succesful completion of a voyage in upside-down-land - but not everywhere, get used to it ....I would have thought acheiving the status of wreck a pertinent fact to mention (allude to? ) whilst blowing smoke up own ass................
What we do have here in Upside Down Land, as you quaintly call it (wow that is so funny I have never heard that joke before) is compassion, poor bugger wrecked his boat AT ANCHOR, had nothing to do with crossing oceans on autopilot, so we didn't rub his nose in it. BTW you do realise that the earth is round and that as a matter of physics our location is space is equally valid expressed as Australia downunder as well as the obverse?

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since the deepest depth of any ocean we are aware of is slightly less than 7,000 feet, I would say a burned out boat in 10,000 feet of water would be suspicious, very suspicious.
Marianas Trench in the pacific is approx 11,000 metres or approx 36,000 feet,
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Is it that a percentage of posters are so bored with their life they feel compelled to spread negative statements or drifting comments to simply satisfy their need for an argument? If so that's pretty sad!

I share my beer/food and friendship with any cruisers in any anchorage, always have done and always will do! Making bad taste comments regarding someones boat choice is no different in my book to commenting about that persons spouse. YOU SIMPLY SHUT UP!


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No, its more that the OP requested the CONS of a multi. Predictably, the multi crowd can't think of any and immediately start to hyper defensively flood the thread. Id say those posts are the drifting off topic ones. If you don't have a con don't post. Simple. "Spread negative comments" is what we were asked for. You must not have understood the thread. Or conveniently forgot.
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No, its more that the OP requested the CONS of a multi. Predictably, the multi crowd can't think of any and immediately start to hyper defensively flood the thread. Id say those posts are the drifting off topic ones. If you don't have a con don't post. Simple.
Thought he did list a CON

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Saw an interesting Cat drawback last week. A 50 ft + day-charter cat leave Oyster Pond. The seas were about 10-11 feet, there were charterers forward on the trampoline when the boat went up a breaking wave into 25kts + wind and nearly pitch-poled bacwards as the wind caught the trampoline; the people on the trampoliine lwere ejected from the boat suddenly. Later that week, no charterers were allowed on the trampoline when the boat went out
If you are talking Oyster Pond, St. Martin, I believe it. We chartered a Lagoon 41 out of there and the waves were crashing over the boat and getting us wet in the cockpit. They get some nasty waves there.
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Although I've never owned a catamaran, and probably never will, I've decided that the major con to cat ownership is that you'll never be accepted as a real cruiser by the fellow down on the docks who speaks fluent pirate and whose Margaritaville t-shirt is always befouled by parrot guano.

Maybe that's not such a bad thing?
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Although I've never owned a catamaran, and probably never will, I've decided that the major con to cat ownership is that you'll never be accepted as a real cruiser by the peg-legged, one-eyed fellow down on the docks who speaks fluent pirate and whose shirts are always befouled by parrot guano.

Maybe that's not such a bad thing?
who care's if you please anyone but yourself? I have studied and studied the features of a monohull and catamaran and have concluded the benefits of sailing a multihull Far exceed any benefits a monohull can offer.
If I am considered "not a real sailer" by the establishment, well, I will not argue, I will just wait for their boat to lean my way and give them a wave as I sail past.
If you note, that is one of the cons I listed as obvious, multihull sailers are not considered true sailers. If getting from point A to point B in as safely and in as much comfort as possible is not true sailing, then what is?
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What we do have here in Upside Down Land, as you quaintly call it (wow that is so funny I have never heard that joke before) is compassion, poor bugger wrecked his boat AT ANCHOR, had nothing to do with crossing oceans on autopilot, so we didn't rub his nose in it. BTW you do realise that the earth is round and that as a matter of physics our location is space is equally valid expressed as Australia downunder as well as the obverse?

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since the deepest depth of any ocean we are aware of is slightly less than 7,000 feet, I would say a burned out boat in 10,000 feet of water would be suspicious, very suspicious.
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Marianas Trench in the pacific is approx 11,000 metres or approx 36,000 feet,
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If you note, that is one of the cons I listed as obvious, multihull sailers are not considered true sailers.
Read carefully. I'm on your side. We just spell differently.
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the deepest depth of any ocean we are aware of is slightly less than 7,000 feet
...mmm...don't think so...maximum depth is actually ~11,000 meters, or 36,000 feet...and we particularly remember this because we went for a mid-ocean swim where the water was so crystal clear we could see the bottom, but it was only ~6000 meters below...

OK OK...thread drift, big time...but hey, everyone else is doing it
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Although I've never owned a catamaran, and probably never will, I've decided that the major con to cat ownership is that you'll never be accepted as a real cruiser by the fellow down on the docks who speaks fluent pirate and whose Margaritaville t-shirt is always befouled by parrot guano.

Maybe that's not such a bad thing?
Good comment Parrot guano worse than Seagull
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