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post #2 of Old 07-27-2005
WHOOSH
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catamarans & windvanes

RV, I don´t think the relative wind issues (shifting not only in direction but also in strength) with today´s cruising cats is any different than today´s lighter displacement cruising monohulls. In fact, cruising boats in larger sizes that are designed to sail fast (Beth Leonard/Evans Starzinger''s HAWK is a good example) experience far more acceleration/wind shift issues than a 40-50 cat is likely to demonstrate.

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