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post #15 of Old 05-19-2004
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help with lifes dream

You are again on the money Jeff.

AS I also suggest a small responsive cabin boat is a must to get startet.

And you are right that things can get ugly in a catamarane in extreme situations much faster.

Cat lovers will quickly tell you that cats being much faster can outrun bad weather. Thats right and wrong and shouldnt give anybody a false sense of security.

Also depending on the cruisng lifestyle Cats might not be the for everyone, as they loose all that speed and a lot of desirable treats, when they are loaded down.

If one considers 20 % weight gain due to cruisng stuff on the boat, than these 20 % allow a lot of stuff in a heavy displacement monohull, but in a lightweight cat you barely have enough food for a week. I am exagerating of course to get my point over.

Still I personally would look very hard for a 38 plus size Cat

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