Join Date: Nov 2007
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I'm still calling you on that story. The other reason it is not credible is that in a very rough anchorage, the boats would normally be pointing into the sea unless the wind is from another direction. If the wind is from a different direction than the giant waves you mentioned then everyone has a challenge keeping the head of their boat into the sea. If the wind is from the same direction as the waves (likely) then rolling is not the issue, pitching is, and monohulls or multihulls of the same length pitch the same.
By the way, I don't want you and the others here to think I am anti-multihull. Quite the contrary, modern multihulls are the bleeding edge of sailing. I would love to own and cruise/race one but can't afford it (more to purchase, more to moor, less accessibility to marinas). It is not my intention to slam multihull sailors, but I do enjoy watching them squirm when anything controversial is said about their boats.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217