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Old 18-11-2016, 08:42   #121
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Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

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Why is it that nearly every time I see a monohull here in Australia, it's motoring from place to place? Even when the winds are favorable... they're under power. Before I built our cat we owned a monohull, and I really wanted to go cruising on it because it was so cheap, but the thing sailed horribly.

I see many, many monohulls around here, but nearly 100% of the time.... motoring, sometimes with sails raised. Why is that? Do they all sail that badly? Wouldn't sailing be preferable? Why not just buy a powerboat if all they do is motor?

Are the sails just used to reduce the awful rolling, or purely for decorative reasons?
Funny where I am its the exact opposite. almost never see a Cat with its sails up. they're always motoring and I ask myself the same question!!
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Old 18-11-2016, 21:56   #122
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Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

We have sails because of the green monster down in the bilge.
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Old 18-11-2016, 22:03   #123
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Funny where I am its the exact opposite. almost never see a Cat with its sails up. they're always motoring and I ask myself the same question!!
Sorry, you're in the wrong thread. You want the one a couple of doors down:
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...-a-148849.html




(That's the one that spawned this tongue-in-cheek follow up thread, which has taken on a life of its own )
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Old 18-11-2016, 22:18   #124
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Awww, c'mon Mark... a full keel cutter with a draft of two feet, and it sails 'wonderfully to windward"?? Doesn't seem possible to me...

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You haven't been there. Now we're not talking about a racing craft here, rather a beam nearly half the water length (Blue Water Blackwatch if you're counting the two-draft.) I recall out-sailing boats a couple of feet longer, but maybe that's the result of mostly only sailing in races in my teens.

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(That's the one that spawned this tongue-in-cheek follow up thread, which has taken on a life of its own )
At least there's one or two who get it!
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Old 19-11-2016, 05:11   #126
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Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

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Sorry, you're in the wrong thread. You want the one a couple of doors down:
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...-a-148849.html




(That's the one that spawned this tongue-in-cheek follow up thread, which has taken on a life of its own )
He will not get much luck with that thread, it has been closed, contrary to this one, so I guess he has to post here.

In fact both threads are about the some subject and they should be merged. That would provide a lot more information and bias from both sides would be reduced by opposing opinions, providing more information...not to mention, a lot more fun LOL.
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Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

Interesting concept, merge all threads containing bias regardless of topic....let's see, add the number of multis and the number of monos, divide by the value of taxes paid, multiply by the number of regulations applicable...presto! You get the exact amount of your monthly slip fees...or your alimony which ever is greater.
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You haven't been there. Now we're not talking about a racing craft here, rather a beam nearly half the water length (Blue Water Blackwatch if you're counting the two-draft.) I recall out-sailing boats a couple of feet longer, but maybe that's the result of mostly only sailing in races in my teens.
Did the boats you were racing have there sails up?
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Interesting concept, merge all threads containing bias regardless of topic....let's see, add the number of multis and the number of monos, divide by the value of taxes paid, multiply by the number of regulations applicable...presto! You get the exact amount of your monthly slip fees...or your alimony which ever is greater.
The topic is the same viewed by opposite sites:

1- Cats with sails are only good for motoring.
2-Monohulls with sails are only good for motoring

Merged thread: sailingcats and sailing monohulls are only good for motoring

Conclusion: Sailboats are only good for motoring or sailboats motor most of the time.

and in some cases sailboats really motor most of the time but that depends not in being a cat or being a monohull but on the type of saiboat (performance on light winds) and most of all on the type of sailor. Some just motor a lot, others don't mind to go at 3 or 4K speed....sailing. I believe all this is quite obvious.

Clearly the conclusion that sailboats are only good for motoring is ridiculous.
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Old 19-11-2016, 06:09   #130
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Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

Monos have sails so that the boat cockpit can have a sunny side and a side in the shade.
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The topic is the same viewed by opposite sites:

1- Cats with sails are only good for motoring.
2-Monohulls with sails are only good for motoring

Merged thread: sailingcats and sailing monohulls are only good for motoring

Conclusion: Sailboats are only good for motoring or sailboats motor most of the time.

and in some cases sailboats really motor most of the time but that depends not in being a cat or being a monohull but on the type of saiboat (performance on light winds) and most of all on the type of sailor. Some just motor a lot, others don't mind to go at 3 or 4K speed....sailing. I believe all this is quite obvious.

Clearly the conclusion that sailboats are only good for motoring is ridiculous.

That's why I have a tri.
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Re: Why do monohulls have sails?

It's not motoring, it's "running under bare poles with the motor on for battery charging and steering assist"
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