Interesting. It seems the thing with a catamaran
in general and a Tiki in particular is that storm conditions involve completely different strategies--although I know it's possible to heave to in a catamaran
. I also worry about the cross-wind and cross-sea issues.
But the question is really: *if* I buy a Tiki, and *if* I decide to do more than coastal cruising and overnight passages in good weather windows, and *if* I decide to cross an ocean, say--will she be seaworthy
. Clearly the boats are seaworthy if McDougall can circumnavigate in one, not to mention the south seas sailors who originally crossed oceans in such boats.
My question is always, yes, but what about for a normal person? Based on all feedback, I think a Tiki 30 is still at the top of my list. Anyone on Massachusetts/Maine/New England
coasts who wants to let me sea trial in one?