Actually Talbot I don't belive I've knocked multi's but it seems that when a negative aspect of a multi is mentioned on this BB the person mentioning it is slammed by some of the multi folks here. I recently asked a realistic sailing related question and recieved one thoughtful response, the rest was simply tripe or mean spirited.
So Talbot, and Rick from Florida
, and any one else please explain why a discussion about multis goes to hell if a disadvantage is mentioned? Why can't you rationally discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly?
I have friends who actively race
multi's. We've discussed many of these same issues over a few beers. "Steve, how the hell did you flip an R33 in 12 knots? Well it was like this...." or "Hey Paul, love your Lagoon
42, we'll race
you to the islands, looser buys..." The thing is Steve isn't mad that I asked how they flipped and Paul isn't upset that we challanged him to a race (of course we hasn't taken the challange). We just sit down and shoot the **** and have a bit of fun.
Anyway, here you go Talbot: Some advantages of both :
Multis have a tremendous amount of room, they have shallow draft
, they have redundent mechanicals, they float when holed or turtled. These are all wonderful atributes.
Mono's carry substantial payload, they are quick upwind, they have a soft ride, they enjoy ultimate stability. These are wonderful atributes also.