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Old 01-18-2005
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Cruising Catamarans Offshore

After reading this:

http://www.rina.org.uk/rfiles/IJSCT/Discuss/deakin.pdf

I can say that I understand Catamarans stability better.

Comparing Catamarans with Monohulls, Catamarans are much less prone to be capsized by a wave, but on the other hand they can be capsized by excessive wind, an impossible thing with a modern monohull.

Catamarans are also easier to pitch pole being the main risk factor (to capsize) the conditions where you can find big waves (heel)associated with strong or gustier winds.

Paulo
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