Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-01-2015, 17:40   #16
Moderator
 
weavis's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: SEVILLE - MALLORCA
Posts: 10,143
Send a message via Skype™ to weavis
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Quote:
Originally Posted by socaldmax View Post
Looks nice!


Pretty soon, you'll have a fleet...

Yup........ chartering operation.....
__________________

__________________
- Never test how deep the water is with both feet -
10% of conflicts are due to different opinions. 90% by the tone of voice.
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
weavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 16:55   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Dallas, PA
Boat: Alden Malabar Sr 33
Posts: 18
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Catamaran's are like water going RV's. Hardly a true sailing experience.
__________________

__________________
sloopguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 17:05   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Winters cruising; summers Chesapeake Bay
Boat: Catana 471
Posts: 1,239
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Which ones have you sailed, Mr Sloop?
__________________
2Hulls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 17:06   #19
Writing Full-Time Since 2014
 
thinwater's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Boat: PDQ Altair, 32/34
Posts: 4,354
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sloopguy View Post
Catamaran's are like water going RV's. Hardly a true sailing experience.
Snicker, snicker. So funny.

Motors at 12 knots. Reaches at over 20 knots. Easily does over wind speed.

I'm sorry that you have never had a sailing experience.


(we're dragging the engine to slow her down, it's not running--we were taking pictures for the sale and even in 0-5 she was going too darn fast.)

Even my current "RV" is well versed in double digits.

I would accept that it is a different experience and that there are slow ones and poor sailors.
__________________
Gear Testing--Engineering--Sailing

Writing full-time since 2014.
Bookstore:http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/20...ook-store.html
thinwater is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 17:44   #20
Marine Service Provider
 
Factor's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Boat: Corsair Dash MKII
Posts: 4,088
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sloopguy View Post
Catamaran's are like water going RV's. Hardly a true sailing experience.
Thanks for that worthwhile erudite and astute observation and contribution the the multihull forum.

I mean seriously. Are you intentionally being a troll?
__________________
Factor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 17:56   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Dallas, PA
Boat: Alden Malabar Sr 33
Posts: 18
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Real men don't step foot on catamarans. This is not sailing.
__________________
sloopguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 18:11   #22
Registered User
 
snort's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Trunk (boot) of my car
Boat: Tinker Traveller...a dozen feet of bluewater awesomeness!
Posts: 1,036
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

...which can only mean that Nathanael Greene Herreshoff was never a sailor; only a poser. Now, that's a shame.
__________________
snort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 18:58   #23
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mackay,QLD, Australia
Boat: planning a approx 45ft cat
Posts: 3,651
Images: 3
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sloopguy View Post
Real men don't step foot on catamarans. This is not sailing.
Arr. That explains everything.
__________________
downunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 18:58   #24
Registered User
 
RichinBoca's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 57
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sloopguy View Post
Real men don't step foot on catamarans. This is not sailing.

Sailors are sailors....but some men are not.

"I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it's because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it's because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came".

[Remarks at the Dinner for the America's Cup Crews, September 14 1962]
John F. Kennedy
__________________
RichinBoca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 19:18   #25
smj
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: Searunner 38 catamaran
Posts: 3,657
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

[QUOTE=sloopguy;1723221]Real men don't step foot on catamarans. This is not sailing.[/

Sounds like you're really in tune with "real men". :-)
__________________
smj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 19:35   #26
Senior Cruiser
 
44'cruisingcat's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,459
Images: 69
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Hulls View Post
Which ones have you sailed, Mr Sloop?

Like all these guys - none.
__________________
44'cruisingcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 19:39   #27
Senior Cruiser
 
44'cruisingcat's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,459
Images: 69
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sloopguy View Post
Real men don't step foot on catamarans. This is not sailing.
You're into real men yeah?

Maybe a lumberjack?


__________________
44'cruisingcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 19:41   #28
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 7,965
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

Quote:
Originally Posted by snort View Post
...which can only mean that Nathanael Greene Herreshoff was never a sailor; only a poser. Now, that's a shame.
For those who may not know this dark secret you allude to, but as sloopguy can no doubt tell you, Cap'n Nat was neither a "real man" nor a sailor...he designed and built a catamaran for god's sake! Worse than just sailing one...he designed and built one!

Google "Herreshoff AMARYLLIS".

Robert Perry...another pansy. (...though he does hold a unique honor here on CF )

The early Polynesians who completed significant ocean voyages on multihulls long before Cap'n Nat's time....girly boys all !

__________________
belizesailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2015, 19:56   #29
Registered User
 
Sand crab's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Boat: 34' Crowther tri sold 16' Kayak now
Posts: 3,157
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

A non sailor sailing his RV at 18 knots.
__________________
We don't need no stinking badges.
Sand crab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-01-2015, 02:26   #30
Moderator
 
weavis's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: SEVILLE - MALLORCA
Posts: 10,143
Send a message via Skype™ to weavis
Re: Why I like Catamarans.

I always found it best to ignore comments that are designed to incite and deviate from the topic in hand. Should anything become an issue, just tap the button to the left and report the post. It will raise an alert so that the post in question can be evaluated and removed if necessary. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but not entitled to disrupt a thread.

Personally, I have never found the need to denigrate ANY vessel designed for a water based purpose. From coracles to ocean going cruise liners. Its all about the water and being on it. Preferences will always arise when given a choice. I just happen to like Catamarans.
__________________

__________________
- Never test how deep the water is with both feet -
10% of conflicts are due to different opinions. 90% by the tone of voice.
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
weavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
catamaran

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
why do catamarans cost more than monohulls? Lt. General Sailing Forum 34 17-07-2012 12:47
Why can't cruisers use a service like Hughesnet capcook Marine Electronics 1 03-09-2008 19:10
Catamarans for Circumnavigating-Why not stock? BigCat Multihull Sailboats 70 19-02-2008 07:53
Why I don't like folding props never monday Engines and Propulsion Systems 3 13-04-2006 08:32
Why is a woman like a coat of varnish ? 29cascadefixer General Sailing Forum 2 02-11-2004 20:13



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:33.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.