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Old 11-01-2015, 09:34   #46
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Re: Catamaran Vs MonoHull The Ultimate comparison

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Would you be referring to the Futura (or something like that) cat with telescopic arms and all the accommodation in the centre pod..??
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:29   #47
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Re: Catamaran Vs MonoHull The Ultimate comparison

The Futura is so last millennium. You need a Quadcat.
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:49   #48
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Re: Catamaran Vs MonoHull The Ultimate comparison

when I think about cats, two things come to mind. when we as a family charter in the BVI's it is always a large cat. seems we motorsail place to place. and when we motor up wind the boat has a disjointed feel to it. but it has tons of room on it. then you have two engines to maintain.
second, if I owned one, you now have two hulls to clean and polish. where and how do you accomplish this. there is a vast surface of fiberglas to clean and maintain. my Corbin is large enough already. they are expensive and I guess if you can afford to, you can have a yacht service clean and maintain it.
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Re: Catamaran Vs MonoHull The Ultimate comparison

I used to have a catamaran. A Hobie Cat FX one. In a modest force 4, it would go like a bat out of hell. It was wet - spray everwhere. You could hardly see where you were going. You would be soaked completely through in just a few minutes. On a windsurfer, you would only get wet up to the waist. On the cat you got completely drenched in spray.

But 16 knots in a 5m boat is fun and very tiring.

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