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Re: Interesting Sailboats

Paulo- you make a great point. A monohull will just heel more and dump air off the tops of the sails before it reaches the point of vanishing stability. Whereas a multi won't and is just as stable upside down. Similarly it takes a bunch to pitchpole a mono. However, have had opportunity to blue water sail a tri. Boy is it a kick. And for day sailing it don't take much air to get a good multi going and the smiles to appear. I made the same decision as you for day to day cruising unless you're always going to be in shoal waters a mono makes more sense for folks like us. You talk about voyaging. It's interesting to see how many prior monohull voyagers make the switch to multihulls. They must have something going for them. The ability to stay afloat for one and fast passages for another. Whole new learning curve and I'm an old dog.
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