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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

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It seems to me that there are zero replies from cat owners that aren't defensive. Unwarranted defensive. I tried to scan the replies for this bashing and see little to none. Way more cat ranting.

Maybe that good feedback for the OP. Get a cat and you'll hang with a bunch of hair trigger ranters.
Not to mention, the OP asked "How do you FEEL about catamarans?"

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What does everyone think about catamaran sailboats?
Seems to me he got pretty much what he asked for, no?

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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

tropicat- I was actually saying something very supportive of multi hulls if you bothered to read it. I was saying given prior posts implying you would be trapped inside a multi this in fact is erroneous. There are escape hatches. Personally I would much rather be on the top of an upside down multi than in a raft. Outside extreme circumstances turning turtle is unlikely and even then potentially manageable as you wait for rescue.You would seem to rather be argumentative.
I also said both the new Chris White boat ( has two rotating wing masts with "jibs" on roller furling in front of them) and the new Neel designed boats seem to be great boats. I said what was holding me back was the expense and love of my current boat. I only noted my limited experience was the motion of light multis was quite different than monos.
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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

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It seems to me that there are zero replies from cat owners that aren't defensive. Unwarranted defensive. I tried to scan the replies for this bashing and see little to none. Way more cat ranting.

Maybe that good feedback for the OP. Get a cat and you'll hang with a bunch of hair trigger ranters.
Obviously you haven't read my posts. I think I was more than fair giving my opinions on both multis and monos.
I brought up facts according to insurance companies, not my biased opinion. I also stated that there are certain things I like about a mono compared to a multi. I also believe there has been more biased uneducated opinions brought on by mono hullers that probably have little if any experience with multis. Let's face it, catamarans are here to stay and there's a reason for that.
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tropicat- I was actually saying something very supportive of multi hulls if you bothered to read it. I was saying given prior posts implying you would be trapped inside a multi this in fact is erroneous. There are escape hatches. Personally I would much rather be on the top of an upside down multi than in a raft. Outside extreme circumstances turning turtle is unlikely and even then potentially manageable as you wait for rescue.You would seem to rather be argumentative.
I also said both the new Chris White boat ( has two rotating wing masts with "jibs" on roller furling in front of them) and the new Neel designed boats seem to be great boats. I said what was holding me back was the expense and love of my current boat. I only noted my limited experience was the motion of light multis was quite different than monos.
I would suggest you hang sails on your stick rather than place it up your fundament if you continue to be looking for a fight. I come here to learn and share - you will find a empty ring. Approach the world with kindness we all carry heavy burdens.
I took your post as being both honest and informative.
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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

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I brought up facts according to insurance companies, not my biased opinion.
yeah, this one certainly caught my eye:

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But they have found injury to crew to be an 8-9 times greater risk on a mono.
I don't know, that sounds wildly inflated, to me... Would you happen to have a cite for that one?

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Let's face it, catamarans are here to stay and there's a reason for that.
Let's face it, one could say precisely the same thing about monohulls, no?

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yeah, this one certainly caught my eye:



I don't know, that sounds wildly inflated, to me... Would you happen to have a cite for that one?



Let's face it, one could say precisely the same thing about monohulls, no?

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Wish I had the cite but I don't. The report came out about 5 years ago. When we bought our first cruising cat in 1992 Lloyd's Of London had it the same risk as a monohull.
No doubt cats are becoming more popular, but not for the right reasons in my opinion. I don't consider the charter cats to be a good example of the benefits that a well designed cat could offer.
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Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

I used to be skeptical of catamaran's sailing characteristics until I saw this beauty: G-Force 1400

It looks like this one could keep up with monos and then some.
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I used to be skeptical of catamaran's sailing characteristics until I saw this beauty: G-Force 1400

It looks like this one could keep up with monos and then some.
Now that's boat porn!
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I used to be skeptical of catamaran's sailing characteristics until I saw this beauty: G-Force 1400

It looks like this one could keep up with monos and then some.
i'd rather prefer something like this - if i would ever get me a multihull:
SIG 45 Catamaran | Le Breton Multihull Yachts
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Obviously you haven't read my posts..........

Let's face it, catamarans are here to stay and there's a reason for that.
Darn, you almost had me. No one is suggesting they aren't here to stay. A touch defensive? I think it just comes with the second hull.
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