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Re: The search begins
Sounds like you've got your ducks in the right row.. (love your sig, btw!
FWIW we have friends that were long time multihull sailors, but when it came time to choose a boat for all-winter Island hopping in the Easter Caribbean they chose a mono. It was not about accommodations (just the two of them), but about performance, safety, to some extent budget, and practicality (moorage - though as it turns out that's not nearly the issue down there that it is in BC)
We've sailed their mono alongside the typical 40ish chartered cat and the time difference on a 50 mile passage was less than what it took the multi's crew to prepare to enter the harbour, so in practical terms the performance aspect is not significant either, though of course that depends on the boats involved..
Anyhow you've got a fun-looking year ahead! keep us posted!
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)