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09-25-2012 09:08 AM
chucklesR
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Not really Peter - hard to get one to span the hulls.
They need to be center mounted.
It can be done, but generally catamarans have the deck space to mount lots of solar power so they go with autopilots because power isn't in that short of a supply.
09-24-2012 01:24 PM
PeterSailer
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Is it common to install windvane self steering system on cats?
09-24-2012 11:17 AM
chucklesR
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Heaving too is about balancing the sails - works the same on a catamaran.
You do get wind tunneling between the hulls - but really the effect is no more than wind hitting first one side then the other of a mono - you simply balance for it.

Smack - yes, the ride on Xort's boat made up part of my decision.

On the other hand, this is a Gemini sailing in similar conditions:

and this:

Nothing wrong with that.
09-22-2012 11:07 PM
PeterSailer
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Learned something today

Pierre
09-22-2012 08:48 PM
US27inKS
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterSailer View Post
I know this might sound like a dump question but I really don't know much about multihulls...Is it possible to hove-to with a multihull?? I'm gussing not but like I said, I don't know much about them.

Pierre
Yes it is. Works very well in fact. Did it for about a half hour during my one week sailing school at Blue Water Sailing School on a 42 foot cat. We tore a jib car out of the track on a MOB drill, so I tacked then hove to. After the fix we went life jacket hunting.
09-22-2012 06:15 PM
PeterSailer
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

I know this might sound like a dump question but I really don't know much about multihulls...Is it possible to hove-to with a multihull?? I'm gussing not but like I said, I don't know much about them.

Pierre
09-22-2012 03:30 PM
US27inKS
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
A big pimpin' cat to Bimini? Okay, I'll do it!!!
This is from my first trip in 09. On the way back we got caught in a squall. The main halyard was a 5/8 line with 2:1 purchase. The lesson learned (you can't expect them to tell you everything, and you can't remember everything they tell you) is that you can't take the main down at the last minute. In this video it's blowing 30ish, and with 2 5/8 lines catching wind it was enough that the main wouldn't come down. We rode out 45 mph winds when the squall line hit us with a single reef in the main. Funny thing is my wife felt more secure after it was over than she had all week.

09-22-2012 01:07 PM
MMR
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

For those interested, there's going to be a new Gemini "revealed" at the Annapolis Boat show: "Legacy 35"

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09-22-2012 12:09 PM
smackdaddy
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Quote:
Originally Posted by US27inKS View Post
Smack, If you want a real Catamaran experience, go to Florida and rent a 40 something cat or a Gemini and take it to Bimini. Great crossing, and great fun. Split the cost with 7 of your closest friends and you can do it for 900 a head plus airfare. You'll know pretty quickly if a cat is for you when you get out in the gulf stream.

As for seasickness, it happens on a cat. Last trip one of the other boats had 5 out of 8 go down in the first hour. That left one of the less experienced crew driving the slowest boat. The result was a 12 hour trip that took the rest of us 9, and no one got better until they tied up.
A big pimpin' cat to Bimini? Okay, I'll do it!!!
09-22-2012 12:08 PM
smackdaddy
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Xort, you mean this bad boy???



Booyah!



So THAT's what changed his mind...
Quote:
But, we have much more space plus our weight makes a much smoother ride in rough seas. Our friend Chuck rode with us from Norfolk north in June with 30k wind & 8' seas. He has a catamaran, and after riding with us in the rough stuff is considering a switch to our type of boat.
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