My experience is (forgetting about cost)
Harder to find a large marina pen
[COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]I do not plan to be staying in marina¨s but by anchor
If you can find one it is much harder to park the boat (assuming no bowthrusters)
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Four times the cleaning
[COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]Hmm this is a good point.[/COLOR].
Harder to find a lift
How often in avenge do you do so during a year ?
Harder to control boat if electrics fail
[COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]How often does this happen "plan to have Backup for all important electronic "[/COLOR]
More heads means more problems and more cleaning
i[COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]t will be the same a mouth of Heads on both Cats Size[/COLOR]
More windage - holding problems - larger anchors
[COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]For the windage i¨m aware of that but if bigger should also be more stable can handle bigger swells "this is a question"
Harder to manhandle sailing gear and equipment
[COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]I plan to haqve oversize Whiches "electric " with a back up "[/COLOR]
Huge pressures on gear - a gear failure can normally be problematic but increases with size of boat
[COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]Good point but i guess if you buy bigger eg .whiches it should be the same pressure as on smaller Cats ??
For me, <40' is too small and invokes claustrophobia, >50' invokes fear of handling unless you have a professional skipper
, 45' is just about right.
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I Don¨t plan to have a professional Skipper on board " only during my Training
curve properly for 3 weeks during take over and then again after 9-12 month for a couple of weeks to learn even more "i do believe in Training and learning
" (The more knowledge and experience you have the more specific you can get training on things you have less knowledge on )
However, at the end of the day this is an individual response. Based on your posts you do not seem to be short of funds.
[COLOR="rgb(65, 105, 225)"]We are all short of funds but i have made my budget
with a large margin so i should be okay
I think you need to spend some to spend significant time on a boat to see for yourself - preferably a boat that you own as I found that it was only by owning and sailing your own boat that real experience was accumulated.
If you were to purchase a mid 40s cat and then find you are comfortable to trade
up then the cost would be well worth the money