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Old 24-02-2007, 03:21   #1
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The real reason Multihull's are worth more

It sure looks like the real reason to me Multihulls Are For Lovers from Multihulls Magazine Mudnut.
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Old 24-02-2007, 03:46   #2
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It's all in the technique

I guess it is one thing that singlehanded sailors find easier
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Old 24-02-2007, 03:57   #3
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David OJ,Truly,I never even thought of that angle.Hope I never have to contemplate it neither.Mudnut.
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Old 24-02-2007, 04:26   #4
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Perhaps this explains the phenomena we have all observed of the happy couple setting off to live the cruising dream, only to divorce after a season or two. I have, in the past, referred to these as "water soluble marriages.”

I must state for the record, however, that while I now have a multi and find the article to be generally “on the level,” our experiences over a 7 year period in a V berth on a 24’ power boat indicates there is a considerable level of pleasure available aboard monos.

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Not always the boat

In our 3 years of cruising the Carbe we determined it is not type of boat that causes the breakup, but the couple. We have met many couples both mono and cat sailors that have either parted company or quit cruising due to martial strife.

The common underlying current was one spouse didn't really want to be there and was only ther becuase the other wanted it badll and neither were really prepared for the realities of crusing.

We did the test appraoch. Compromised on the boat, that is how we ended up with a cat (though now I will never go back!) and before departing talked about the travel and accomadations approaches. Such as leaving and making jumps in appropriate weather windows, no followng travel by committe, not following a schedule but the directions of the weather. Finally discussed where we wanted to go and the things we wanted to do and do our level best (cat pun) to do what each other was interested in.

The results were the one went to 3 and we didn't want to come back, but becasue of the good shared fun we are preparing to head out again.

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Old 24-02-2007, 15:02   #6
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I love multis but to be fair, the excessive rolling of a mono can be used to advantage
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Old 24-02-2007, 17:57   #7
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We have met many couples both mono and cat sailors that have either parted company or quit cruising due to martial strife.

The common underlying current was one spouse didn't really want to be there and was only ther becuase the other wanted it badll and neither were really prepared for the realities of crusing.
I reckon some women were not designed to be cooped up with 24/7, especially in a small space, with sharp objects , this is a bridge I will have to think about very carefully before trying to cross in the future.

Although not something on the agenda for a few years yet, one of the reasons for buying Perro and to get her kitted out for sailing off into the WBY is that I could go alone, at very short notice, if I ever feel like it. I always like to have a plan B
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"Unfortunately, just at what might he described as, a 'climactic moment,’ the helmsman brought the boat about onto the starboard tack, throwing the couple to the cabin sole and causing serious physical and emotional harm."

Clearly a misunderstanding. When the helmsman called "ready to come about?" They must have thought he said "about ready to ......?" and replied "ready!"
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Re: The real reason Multihull's are worth more

Cooking while standing up
reading without having to tack with the boat
cups without gimbals
these are a few of my favourite things
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Re: The real reason Multihull's are worth more

I guess this adds additional credibility to my long-standing ideal that if one wishes to sail with a woman (with some exceptions), one is better off with a cat!
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Re: The real reason Multihull's are worth more

Obviously the researcher forgot to ask those multi-fornicators about their performance to windward in a sloppy sea….

Seriously, where there is a will, there is a way .
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Re: The real reason Multihull's are worth more

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Cooking while standing up
reading without having to tack with the boat
cups without gimbals
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I honestly tried to sing your verse with Mary Poppins in mind!!!!!!
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Re: The real reason Multihull's are worth more

Multihulls certainly cost more, but I disagree with the contention that they are more worthy.
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Re: The real reason Multihull's are worth more

Here we go...
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I honestly tried to sing your verse with Mary Poppins in mind!!!!!!
Try again thinking of Maria, not Mary LOL (it was the Sound of Music)
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