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Old 09-06-2009, 17:59   #1
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Preference for Bluewater Boat?

Which one do you prefer for cruising ocean? monohull yacth, catamaran or trimaran
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Old 09-06-2009, 19:06   #2
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I prefer monohull, full keel to full keel with cut away forefoot. I have nothing against tris or cats, I've only gone offshore in monos, so that what I prefer to be in if I have to face a bad storm.

Get ready for a show down amonst the mono and tri/cat groups all weighing in.
but don't worry its all in good fun

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I'm with Ocean Girl, for the same reasons, for me it seems that a mono has a better structural integrity in the face of a bad blow. Coming from the north we see more than our share of bad weather, what others call a hurricane, we call another day at work. I have ridden out several 100+kt blows on a mono, no worse for the wear, except lost sleep. I can see the benefit of a multi in southern oceans where a shallow draft might be preferred for island hopping. For me on the deep blue, I want a full keel and one hull.
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Ditto to Ocean Girl and captain58sailin.

Mono with full keel is what I know and what has carried me through some intense weather and hard bumps and groundings…..also very sea kindly.

Having said that I think cats are very cool and would like to learn more about them.
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Which one do you prefer for cruising ocean? monohull yacth, catamaran or trimaran
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Why do you ask, other than to perhaps facilitate controversy, something prevalent on CF???
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:57   #6
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Different horses for different courses,ive owned both,currently monos.If i planned on high latitude cruising i would want a moderate to heavy disp Mono, if i thought that the canals of Europe may figure into my plans the Mono would get the nod,likewise if i wanted a marina queen, but if the Carribean or the South Pacific were in my plans its a no brainer, i want the huge outdoor living space, less rolling in the tradewinds and at anchor and of course shallow draft. There is no perfect boat and most boat types evolved for a specific purpose,multihulls evolved in the Pacific and are still ideal for that type of cruising grounds.These days many people want to carry so much crap with them that perhaps a boat evolved for cargo hauling (mono) is best for them,i dont think one should be predudiced for or against either type,just pick what suits your style of cruising.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:58   #7
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First thank you so much to captain, james and orange.
. I'm planing to sailing around coast of Turkey firstly with I want to build my sailboat. after Africa's coast, after crossing ocean.
I can't decide to build which sailboat.
For each case, I have no opportunity to boat.Only one boat can do.
and therefore I want to make accurate and active profile.
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