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Mono or multyhull , please help (+)

Hi
Im completely new to sails an looking for boat which I can use in med sea mostly , comfort , space and economy are priorities for me.
Also i will not have screw onboard, so boat has to be easily managed by family members (2)
Please kindly advise pro and contras monohull over catamarans

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Alexander
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Oh boy you really wanted to start a war didn't you... There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Some depends on where you will be sailing. I would suggest spending some time on both if you can, then you can make the decision for yourself. I prefer a monohull.
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Mono or multihull

The choice is simple; women like cats better than monos. Everything else is merely a detail.
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Comfort, space and economy aren't really compatible traits. Anything with good space and comfort, will tend to be more expensive... anything with economy in mind will generally not be spacious or comfortable.

There are plenty of boats that fit your description, but it would really help if you said what your budget was. If your budget is $10,000, well, then you're probably SOL... if your budget is $100,000, well, then you've got some options, and if your budget is $1,000,000 then you've really got some choices.

I'd also recommend you read the post in my signature, since your opening post is pretty much a perfect example of a lousy opening post. It blows chunks...

As for learning about the difference between monohulls and multihullls, I've written quite a few posts on it and a search for them will turn them up. A good book to get is Chris White's The Cruising Multihull.

Also, how old are the family members. If they are 1 and 3, then they're really not going to be much help...and if they're 10 and 15, then you've got some possibilities as having them as crew.

Finally, I would highly recommend you get some sailing skills before attempting to buy a boat. I'd also recommend that you sail on as many boats as possible to get a better idea of what you are looking for in a boat.
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