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01-11-2008 12:53 PM
sailingdog No witnesses to any of this I see... It isn't my fault that you let a little 28' trimaran trounce you. I can't motor at 15 knots in my boat, but then again, I didn't opt for the big honking 50 HP outboard either. I hate motoring, so why would I want a 50 HP. Generally, the only boat that catches us regularly, is my friend in his F31... We do have some friends up here in an older Gemini, but only the F31 crew races regularly.

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BTW SD,
Trimarans are of course unballasted (for which you get a point) mono's with training wheels. Having said that, I'll not race one again. I went tack on tack with a F28 last year going up the Magothy river, he was double handed and I was solo ing. He beat me because I missed a tack. Side by side he was slightly faster but could not point as high.
Nothing personal but any boat that motors at 15kts - is that really a sailboat ( okay, I'm officially jealous.
01-11-2008 12:47 PM
brak Multihulls have their own issues. In my last boat search I considered a multi for all the good reasons above. I found it interesting that for the same age multi-s were in general in much worse condition in terms of structural integrity than monohulls. I can only attribute this to lighter construction coupled with higher loads, especially those that act on the bridgedeck joint (essentially torquing it) etc.
That is not to say a new multihull isn't a fun thing to sail, but they don't age very gracefully.
01-11-2008 12:21 PM
chucklesR BTW SD,
Trimarans are of course unballasted (for which you get a point) mono's with training wheels. Having said that, I'll not race one again. I went tack on tack with a F28 last year going up the Magothy river, he was double handed and I was solo ing. He beat me because I missed a tack. Side by side he was slightly faster but could not point as high.
Nothing personal but any boat that motors at 15kts - is that really a sailboat ( okay, I'm officially jealous.
01-11-2008 12:18 PM
chucklesR Since MonoHulls are actually a Half boat to a catamaran sailor; I refer to the upgrade from mono to multi as 'Becoming a Whole Sailor'.

To my friends and such that sail alongside me I simply became known as either 'Faster' or one native American called me "He who does not spill drinks".
for short and "He who does not spill drinks and sails cirlces around me while his air conditioner cools and girls in bikini's lounge on his 14 foot wide foredeck"

Make the move everyone knows lead is posionous
01-11-2008 12:08 PM
brak Integral keel helps with that. As well as all-FRP construction.
01-11-2008 09:56 AM
sailingdog Chuckles--

See, we're definitely dealing with un-enlightened people here... all this negativity... very depressing, much like the huge mass of lead or iron they're all hauling around with them.
01-11-2008 09:32 AM
Jeff_H I usually think of a monohull sailor who switches to a catamarran as becoming bipolar and usually suggest that a monohull sailor who is thinking about buying a trimarran go see 'The Three Faces of Eve" to understand the affliction.
01-11-2008 06:33 AM
haffiman37
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If a sailor goes to power, it is called "crossing over to the dark side". What is it called when a mono sailor "crosses over" to multi's? And vice versa?
Last time I heard that trancission mentioned someone used the word 'split personality' going to multi and 'singleminded' going from multi hull.
01-10-2008 04:25 PM
sailingdog Becoming enlightened... that's actually what happens when you go from a leadmine to a multihull.
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If a sailor goes to power, it is called "crossing over to the dark side". What is it called when a mono sailor "crosses over" to multi's? And vice versa?
01-10-2008 04:03 PM
Moonfish If a sailor goes to power, it is called "crossing over to the dark side". What is it called when a mono sailor "crosses over" to multi's? And vice versa?
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