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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?
I grew up sailing lasers, hobies, and prindles. I have lived aboard since 2000 and currently cruise full time on a 50 monohull.
I would love to get a cat if I didn't sail open ocean. The speed of some catamarans is good but really that's about it. Many I've sailed on weren't really THAT much faster than a well sailed mono. They aren't really that much more roomy either. I'd rather have a large salon area in a mono. The motion of a monohull is better. Only one engine to maintain.
Ultimately I just prefer a monohull. To each their own though. But I'd think twice about a boat that has an escape hatch on the bottom.