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post #25 of Old 01-18-2005
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Cruising Catamarans Offshore

After reading this:

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.

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