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Re: Catamaran or Monohull- which is best?
Nikki and I met and spent a bit of time with a professional ocean racer several years back, who sailed cats exclusively. In one conversation he stated that if he could find a cat that would tack at 120 degrees or less he'd be the happiest man alive.
So really, I guess it all depends on what your definition of sailing "very well" is.
Our boat is overloaded and underperforming - by a lot - and we can tack better than 120*.
Most of the charter cats will tack better than 120* without issue. Maybe all of them. Many of the common charter models will do much better. Any board cat like Catana, Outremer, Schionning, White, etc will tack to wind better than most monohulls.
If the point of contention was 100*, I'd be more acceptable of his statement.
I wonder how many cruising monohulls tack less than 120*?
Manta 40 Catamaran "Reach"
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