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post #7 of Old 09-30-2015
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Re: Monohull to cat

The original post was about a charter cat. In your scenario I think you would be hard pressed to ever find a charter cat beating in 3 to 4 knots of wind. Since I doubt most charter cats with most charter captains could actually sail up wind in conditions that light, tacking is irrelevant. If for some reason I wanted to try, I do not believe any headway at all could be made by jibing rather than tacking if attempting to sail upwind. I do believe very high performance boats like Gunboats would be a different answer but then again their sail area to weight ration is nothing like a charter boat loaded with stuff.
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