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Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

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Smack, I don't go there all that often. Specifically popped in yesterday after seeing your post. Though Chuckles doesn't post here anymore I thought maybe folk might be interested. (edit tdw)

Mono or Multi ? I don't know. At some point I intend chartering a multi to get a better idea. For now I do know that a multi to equal what we already have would be twice as much money so yes that is a major factor. Limitations due to size (total beam) is also to be considered. I do have a sneaking suspicion that the right cat could be close to perfection but at the recent Sydney Boat show I didn't see it. Went close but not close enough.
(Not that I am thinking of a new boat, more than happy with the current Womboat thanks very much.)
Plenty of nutbags to go around I suppose. Again, it really doesn't matter to me.

On the multi-thing, when thinking about my wife and kids, and the way we sail right now...and when thinking about the offshore stuff I've done...the multi thing starts looking attractive.

It's fast. Very little heel and "motion" (i.e. - no one is puking all over the place). Lots of "room" (although Bum said this was not necessarily true in a multi) - maybe lots of spaces is a better description. It just starts sounding appealing to me.

That's why I was interested in Chuckles' take on his switch.

(BTW - I like Chuckles a lot. He's a stand-up guy. I hope to see him around here again someday.)


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Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

To maintain the integrity of this fine multi-a-mono thread...please mano-a-mano here.
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Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Oh to hell with it .... I thought about writing something conciliatory but why bother.

Off Topic stuff has been excised.

If you want to squabble ... do as Smack says , take it to fight club.
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Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

well put, gentlemen I couldn't have said it better myself...................CaptG ps:to keep within the topic sometimes it pays to remain catatonic before you get monoed......


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Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Spoke with Chuck and I can confirm that is his new ride, as far as not posting here anymore this is what he said, Chuck wrote: "Simon, I long ago forgot my password and disabled the email I used on sailnet. I've sent the admin a email. I'll not go back and use another user name so it's up to them."
So there you go, I am sure something could be done............

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Spoke with Chuck and I can confirm that is his new ride, as far as not posting here anymore this is what he said, Chuck wrote: "Simon, I long ago forgot my password and disabled the email I used on sailnet. I've sent the admin a email. I'll not go back and use another user name so it's up to them."
So there you go, I am sure something could be done............
Thanks for the follow up Simon. I hope they get it squared away.

In the mean time, tell him congrats on the new ride.


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Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Speaking of followup

TDW was nice enough to set me to rights. I've dropped in from time to time while I was busy moderating over on A-S.. Just decided to better focus my limited time in one place. I also needed to get away from the politics and b.s. that comes with forums of any type.

Yep, MMR and I went back to the mono hull side.
The reasons were many and varied - let me say first of all that there is nothing at all wrong with the Gemini it does everything it is designed to do.
We decided we wanted a heavier boat that could carry a cruising load without significant performance hits.

This Irwin 38 Mk II center cockpit is an immaculatly maintained dock queen with an barrier coated bottom, 600 hours on the 25 year old Yanny 44 and lots of custom comfort type upgrades - at a steal of a deal. We've been looking, we decided to leap.

We decided that our cruising kitty would spit less hair balls if the boat was paid for versus still making payments.

When we took it out for a sea trial she held 45-50 off the wind doing 5.1 in a steady 8 (knots). The first time she heeled over (after we fell off to raise sails) MMR actually sighed with relief to be feeling one with the boat again. Gemini's being only 14 feet wide do in fact heel, but don't have the same feel.

BTW, Gemini's hold their value quite well thank you.

I'll be around, lots of upgrades and fiddling to talk about.

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Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Nice to 'see' you here, Chuckles, and congrats on the new ride.

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