Love the pictures
I guess the argument of how many hulls is as varied as construction material.
I based my decision on that saying the Airhostess makes at the begining of every flight. "In the unlikely event of an emergnecy".
Maybe unlikely, but they still happen, so I thought "in the worst case scenario what would be best". We had a storm here in NZ waters in June 1994. It was force 12 and sea's reached 50ft and more.
As my wife wife is RNZAF, I got to talk to some of the flyboy's that were on the SAR flight. The aircrew was actually getting sea sick, because the rising and falling airpressure under these huge seas was such that the rise and fall would lift
the Aircraft up and down as the swells passed underneath. So what I based my decision on was,-- what if I was caught in something like this. From what I understood, The multihulls were first to run into trouble and all as I understand were eventually lost
. Some single hulls were also lost
, but most were accounted for by running on to reefs
several days later, after being abandoned during the storm. One was lost with crew with no trace. I can't remember if it was a mono hull or not. It was so long ago now. I do believe there was an interesting book writen about the event and maybe someone here if they have read it, could give more accurate details.
I do remember there being quite a number of boats that sailed in the annual Migration upto the islands. Something like 60 boats total. But the storm caught 9 of them.
Interestingly, one of the boats in this storm was one we looked at buying
. She was ferrocement construction and we ended up buying
one just like her. The owners at the time said that the Seas were as scary as hell for the adults, but the kids
sat on the Saloon
floor playing cards quite happy.