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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?
Wow. Lots of uninformed catamaran bashing. What's the real problem here guys? If you don't want a catamaran, for God's sake don't buy one. But don't come onto a sailing forum spouting 'expert' wisdom when you haven't spent any time at all on a catamaran.
I'm a sailor. I'll always be a sailor. I like all sail boats and I own a catamaran. This doesn't mean I pop into sailing discussions and tell anyone who'll listen that monohulls are a death trap. On the contrary, I continue to sail on all kinds of sail boats because I love to sail.
As to the criticism on catamarans pointing worse than a monohull. I'll concede the point. However, I'd like all of you to start a boat log and log time of boat ownership versus time on your boat away from the dock or your mooring. If you are honest ... that log will eventually show that 1% of your boat ownership is spent sailing and 99% is not. So which is more comfortable over the time of ownership? And lastly, let me ask a question. Are all you guys single? I have met damn few women who look forward to spending the weekend walking on walls of a monohull at a 30 degree angle. The ladies want to relax and enjoy themselves. The only thing that beats a catamaran for boat comfort, is a bigger catamaran.
Finally, my qualifications are 10 years of catamaran ownership. In that time, I've been caught in a hurricane, I've been struck by lightning, I've been caught out in tropical squalls numerous times. I never flipped over, no one on my boat ever sustained an injury unless you count hang overs. And yes.... it's true. I've never ... ever spilled a beer while sailing. My best friends are monohull sailors and without exception can't wait to get on board my boat when we sail together and drop anchor.
And this is more words in this post than I've typed on Sailnet in 6 months.
Ease up guys.... we aren't the enemy.
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Last edited by TropicCat; 03-11-2014 at 12:36 AM.