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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
I am writing the ASA 214 exam next week, so I have been collecting web sites
Catamaran Vs Monohull
Multihulls vs. Monohulls | Advantages | Catamarans & Trimarans | West Coast Multihulls
Marine Scene Limited
If others have more - bring them on.
these are all pretty biased views written from the point of cat-lovers...
there was one thing in all of them:
"if a cat capsizes, it stays afloat turtled - a mono sinks within 30 seconds..."
where does that BS come from?
that is just plain bollocks! why should a mono sink the time it capsizes?
it might loose its rig, but it will right itself again in no matter of time...
read this:
Dudley Dix Yacht Design: Our Cape to Rio Race Wrap-up
and this maybe:
Dudley Dix Yacht Design: Some Thoughts on Capsize in the Atlantic

so the question is rather:
are you willing to stay in an overturned boat for days and await rescue, or are you rather prefer an upright boat and wait there for rescue if you desire or simply keep on going?

and that is exactly the point why i prefer monos with all their disadvantages if i go for long term, ocean crossing cruises...

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