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TQA excellent post. Even though he is partial to cats he admits some of their failings. I still would prefer a mono simply because, as stated they are more forgiving in extreme conditions, a mono may be rolled several times in a storm, a cat only once.
To answer the OP I was a power boater for decades, now I am learning sailing. I would suggest a simular approach. Take as many boating classes as you can. Buy a small inexpensive used power boat,...take it out in a protected area in good weather as much as you can. Experience is a good teacher, before that meet an experienced boater, and go out with them as much as you can.
Take a sailing class, even if you don't ever intend to buy one. Rent one for weekends. After a few years you will be able to answer your question yourself.
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