When I started serious boating
('76), I had many of the concerns you had. I had not really thought of where I would be sailing. Most stories in books
and mags tell of storms and problems. Turns out most sailing is great fun, but not worthy of writing about because it is good waves and weather
and everything is working. not much to write about. When I was deciding between multihull
or mono, I was reading about people sailing the Pacific, rounding Cape Horn etc. That is not what we will do. We sail the Bahamas
, Carribean and coastal waters of the US. You are always within a day of a good ducking in place. What is important, is what will the boat do at anchor
? That is where you want to be 95% of the time. Lots of places we went from BVI to Grenada
would not be fun anchored in a monohull
boat but were great in a cat. I have sailed both, and the actual sailing is more exilerating on the monohull
(but slower) but I like to go places more than I like to sail, so sailing level, fast, but not exciting to get to a fun place and anchor
comfortably is what is really important to us. That is why we have a multi.
Fair winds and low waves.