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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 02-12-2019, 14:26
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Posted By 44'cruisingcat
Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

They certainly don't all creak. Ours never has. I've sailed on several of Bob Oram's designed boats, none has creaked.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 01-12-2019, 14:39
Replies: 153
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Posted By 44'cruisingcat
Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

I read an article in a magazine several years ago which compared statistics for MOB fatalities.

Unfortunately I can't remember which mag, it might have been "Sailing". I remember it was more of a...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 30-11-2019, 23:46
Replies: 153
Views: 10,574
Posted By 44'cruisingcat
Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

An aspect of crew safety that's often overlooked is the dinghy. The ability to carry a good size dinghy and outboard, and launch and retrieve it easily is a real enhancement to safety.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 30-11-2019, 11:59
Replies: 153
Views: 10,574
Posted By 44'cruisingcat
Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

Most cat's will have either a wide traveller or double line sheeting with a wide base. Neither would allow the boom to move far if backwinded.

On our boat the boom could barely reach the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 28-11-2019, 22:50
Replies: 153
Views: 10,574
Posted By 44'cruisingcat
Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

Lifelines are great. For laundry.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 28-11-2019, 14:48
Replies: 153
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Posted By 44'cruisingcat
Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

I could show you some Bob Oram designs, Gunboats etc, where, when at the mast, the DECK is at roughly thigh height. And going forward is a matter of walking from the aft cockpit through the saloon...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 28-11-2019, 13:44
Replies: 153
Views: 10,574
Posted By 44'cruisingcat
Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

If you read my post, you'd have seen I referred to boats I owned. I don't own a Lagoon, Neel, FP etc. My mast is stepped on deck. Mast work is done from deck level. Some mono's are also flush decked,...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 28-11-2019, 13:38
Replies: 153
Views: 10,574
Posted By 44'cruisingcat
Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

Most of the cat's I've been aboard have handrails on the stairs. We've never missed having fiddles, stuff rarely moves.

I've always thought it strange that some builders provide cockpit reefing...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-11-2019, 22:16
Replies: 153
Views: 10,574
Posted By 44'cruisingcat
Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

With mono's, it's not so much the heeling as the rolling that makes deck work more dangerous. One memory of our mono that is permanently etched is reefing in about 20 kts, with a beam swell, hanging...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 25-11-2019, 12:44
Replies: 153
Views: 10,574
Posted By 44'cruisingcat
Re: Catamaran vs Monohull Crew Safety

Not true. Getting on and off cat's is generally easier = safer, with near waterline transom steps. Booms are usually well above head height in the cockpit, and wide travellers control boom movement...
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