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post #14 of Old 05-19-2004
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help with lifes dream

My point about catamarans are two fold; First of all there really is not a lot of feedback when sailing a cruising catamaran which makes it very hard to really develop sailing skills. If one wants to learn to sail, I recommend against a catamaran and in favor of a more responsive monohull (not just any mono-hull).

My second point about catamarans is that in heavy weather, things generally do go seriously wrong more suddenly than on a monohull and greater skills and quicker reflexes are needed at that time. If the helmsperson has not developed the boathandling skills to deal with that moment of truth, disasater is more likely to occur.

I also contend that you can get more useful accomodations and more carrying capacity in a mono-hull than a cat for the dollar but of course not more room for the same length.

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Jeff
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