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post #24 of Old 01-12-2005
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Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Here is my thought on the subject... I have never sailed a cat other than a small Hobie in Mexico, but you should consider what kind of sailing will you be doing?? Most cats are made to be floating condos, plenty of room, big decks and cabins for enjoyment and sitting at anchor. Will they capsize, sure they will, but so will a monohull. The reason a mono will stay up is a lot of lead at the bottom that cat does not have but that same weight makes the mono slower. If I was ocean crossing, I would go mono hull,if I was hopping around the Carribean from island to island that are in line of sight or just about it, with a lot of sitting at anchor enjoying a cool drink, then a cat might be the one.
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