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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

"MULTIHULL SAILORS DO IT ON THE LEVEL."

If a large bed and a level ride is required, the problem could be one of several;

1. Operator error
2. Lack of experience
3. No imagination
4. Fear of a "rough ride"
5. Laziness

In defense of monohulls, here are a few pro's my boat had for that particular activity;

1. Plenty of handholds
2. V-berth ensures closeness for 2 people on either side. One side for each tack.
3. At anchor, with filler installed, v-berth has plenty of room for any position. The one on top gets to stick their head through the hatch.
4. Cushions on settee's can be repositioned for maximum fun or will cover the sole to eliminate risk of accidental "roll over".
5. Helmsman can see all the way to the V-berth for the "changing into my bikini" action.
6. A hammock strung between the mast and the forestay in a moonlit remote cove makes for all kinds of romance.

In conclusion, I refute the findings of the author of that article.

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There has never been any doubt in my mind that monohull sailors are more skilled.
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There has never been any doubt in my mind that monohull sailors are more skilled.
Hee Hee! Maybe that's our unspoken secret!
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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Biggest problem with multis for me is size and price. I couldn't buy a cat that would be the equal of what we now have (42' mono sloop) without spending a few hundred thousand dollars more than the current Womboat is worth.

Yes we end up with all that space but I doubt we actually need or want it.

Probably my favourite cats are the Chris White designs. There is an Atlantic 48 moored near us and I confess to the odd drool every time we pass her. Gorgeous beast.

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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Main thing is to find one berth where there is a hatch directly over and the distance from the berth to the overhead is just right. Open the hatch lady sits on the deck man stands on the berth. You soon forget there is sea running. in fact it helps.
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The keel rots out of a 30 year old wooden catamaran due to delayed maintenance and you site this a reason for what exactly?

We have another arm chair "expert" who apparently didn't bother to take the time to read the story behind the video.
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The keel rots out of a 30 year old wooden catamaran due to delayed maintenance and you site this a reason for what exactly?

We have another arm chair "expert" who apparently didn't bother to take the time to read the story behind the video.
The keel didn't rot out. She had just finished a complete refit 3 months earlier when she struck a reef and tore the bottom of a hull out.
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The keel rots out of a 30 year old wooden catamaran due to delayed maintenance and you site this a reason for what exactly?

We have another arm chair "expert" who apparently didn't bother to take the time to read the story behind the video.
It's an unfortunate accidental grounding of an innovative design. I posted the link as a point of interest.
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The keel didn't rot out. She had just finished a complete refit 3 months earlier when she struck a reef and tore the bottom of a hull out.
Is that right?

20:37 point of the video. lower right in the frame ......Wood rot. He went on to say that in his recent refit, he didn't do this part of the hull as he thought it 'sound'.
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