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What to do ??

My wife is really stuck on the Monohulls, she likes the Hunter 33 and Beanateu and I really want a Trimaran! I never liked having the same thing that everyone else has!

We would mostly do tooling around in a bay area, but my Dad might want to do some racing! He has always wanted to race again, I really liked the corsair I sailed on.
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Compromise...get a catamaran!
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Gee - that's a hard one - Beneteau or Hunter ???? ('cause you already know there is no way in HHA that you're getting a Corsair...)
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Don't get the Hunter!
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Just curious...did you ever ask your wife why she is so set on a monohull??? Is it because of the interior space, which is a bit tight on a trimaran? Is it because of the capsize issue? Is it because she has a dysfunctional inner ear and needs to be at a 30˚ tilt?

I would highly recommend you get and read Chris White's The Cruising Multihull. While the book is a bit long in tooth, it is still very much applicable to multihulls today.

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Multihulls may not roll much, but they pitch like crazy.

You are warned.

They don't self-right either.
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While a multihull may invert, they tend not to sink, since they are not weighed down by a large chunk of metal and have multiple hulls. In theory, the ultimate position of stability for a multihull is upside down... however a well-designed cruising multihull isn't very likely to capsize unless the person sailing it screws up badly.

Monohulls self-right but also have a disturbing tendency to sink. They have a position of ultimate stability too... upright and sitting on the ocean floor. And MOBs, the leading cause of death while boating, are far more likely to happen on a boat that is heeled over 30–40˚ than they are on a multihull that is heeled 10˚.

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Multihulls may not roll much, but they pitch like crazy.

You are warned.

They don't self-right either.
What do you mean and what are you talking about, what experiences have you seen with your statement? What type of winds did you Pitch it?
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While a multihull may invert, they tend not to sink, since they are not weighed down by a large chunk of metal and have multiple hulls. In theory, the ultimate position of stability for a multihull is upside down... however a well-designed cruising multihull isn't very likely to capsize unless the person sailing it screws up badly.

Monohulls self-right but also have a disturbing tendency to sink. They have a position of ultimate stability too... upright and sitting on the ocean floor. And MOBs, the leading cause of death while boating, are far more likely to happen on a boat that is heeled over 30–40˚ than they are on a multihull that is heeled 10˚.
That is a nice way to put it sailingdog!
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