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post #7 of Old 12-15-2004 Thread Starter
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Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

Thanks for all the responses so far.

I personally own a Dufour 36 classic so I guess the question is a bit academic. However there''s always "the next boat"...

I used to race Hobie cats and that was great. However probably not much overlap with a cruising cat.

When recently in Aruba I met a family who is cruising and living on a St. Frances 48 cat. Since the owner is an expatriate South African like myself, he invited me onboard and showed me his SA built cat. I came away jealous of the space, the equipment onboard and the "possibility" of more comfortable passagemaking. According to him, this cat doesn''t suffer from slamming. He does admit that the upwind motion is jerkier than a monohull and that they don''t "point" very well.

I guess one is always thinking about "the next boat". At the moment I''m content with my Dufour, although I''m doing coastal cruising only at the moment. I''ve never really considered cats untill I stepped aboard the St. Francis.

M Murphy
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