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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

How many boats, as a percentage of the whole, will ever sail above 45 north or south of the equator at all? I suspect, even including Oz, we're in single digits. Why would I want my boat to be optimized for conditions that I--quite sensibly--would move heaven and earth to avoid?

To me this is like driving a Humvee in the city (obviously there are more comfortable rides), or riding a draft horse; there are better tools for the job. If the other job came up (rounding the horn) I would get a tool for that job. But it won't. And I'm willing to bet that 90% of the "blue water" boats never see any at all.
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