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Re: Catamaran or Monohull- which is best?

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Originally Posted by jephotog View Post
What's the chance a storm that can roll a monohull and sink it does not destroy a catamaran? Does a cat become so stable upside down it becomes impervious the havoc above?
I haven't been there on anything bigger than a Hobie 16, but I'm assuming a cat becomes very stable upside down. Much more so than the other way around, especially if her rig is there. Being in a liferaft and tethered to an upside down cat in a bad storm, might be survivable. Being out there in just the liferaft might be much less so.

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