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post #2029 of Old 10-14-2010
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Big Cats are cool

Yep. 40' (12M) modern cats rock!
I'm actually on the pro-cat side (kinda) this time.
Most (ya, I know) modern cruising cats are... Uh.. Capable of handling stuff. So.... This stuff includes a bunch about design and building advancement.
A well built modern cruising cat can take lots of slammin. Same as a good cruising mono.
So anyway a good 40' cruising cat can survive major snit. Talking about seas (water), swells, frequency, etc is... A thing worth considering.
10-16' swell is not gonna kill ya (3-5m)
10-16' seas (water?), on top? Well, if it's real, it's real bad. Did I read it wrong? You're saying 10m(30+ft) breakers? Your obs? It happens.
Still, even if you get in the wrong place, at the wrong time, you're good. Unless ya flip it.
I've learned you're still gonna be fine, flipped, cause cats don't sink. I learned that right here. I think there's been reliable studies, articles, adds, and stuff.
lots of guys say lots of stuff. I like reading it, even if most of it's bull.
Safe sailing,
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