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post #4 of Old 09-30-2015
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Re: Monohull to cat

You know I find it interesting that FARCRY's reply fits exactly what I would perceive only owning a Hobie 14 and now sailing on a monohull. My experience says the boat does not drift and really wants to go forward. The long straight lines of the hull determine this. That means you take more sweeping turns and try to keep your speed up. Otherwise you will get caught in irons. Don't know if its true on a large cat, but on a small cat, in light winds, you are better off to just jibe - 270 degrees if going up wind. I think cats are much easier to sail, as they tend to be more forgiving. I was never afraid to sail in tight quarters with the cat, where a mono can drift or be blown where you don't want it to go. The cat is always going to follow it lines.

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