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post #244 of Old 03-19-2014
JonEisberg
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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

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Originally Posted by smj View Post
All boats are different. I'm sure a Valiant 40 would be harder to knock down than a Hunter 40. Maybe it would take 40% more energy to knock a cat down to 90degrees as it would to knock the Valiant down to 135degrees. Maybe with the Hunter it would take 60% more energy. Get the drift?
Yes, hence the absurdity of making such sweeping generalizations such as...

It is what it is. It takes 50% more force to knock a 35' cat down to 90 degrees than it does to knock a 35' monohull down to 135 degrees.

or...

But the fact still remains that multihulls statistically flip as often as monos sink...

or...

What I'm saying is that a good seaworthy cat is just as seaworthy as a good seaworthy mono.

or...

And, they are the ideal vessel in which to ride out the worst storm ever via a jordan series drogue.

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Last edited by JonEisberg; 03-19-2014 at 10:16 AM.
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