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You might follow multihullgirls advice, as i did...

What i learned from that short detour:
If you want to sail, buy a mono! (That is even the advice from the multihullers!)
If you want to get from bay to bay, buy a stinkpotter or a catamaran... ;)
Your choice!
I'm sorry but that was a worthless post. How much multi sailing experience do you have? There are so many different monos and multis, you can't classify all of them as being good or bad.
 

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If you are seriously thinking about getting a cat, then rent one at Christmas in the VI and sail in Christmas winds. A few days in calm weather, in calm waters will not give you any idea of what being on a cat is like. Most cats are indeed roomarans, and not able to sail very well, but there are a few that can sail reasonably well. But the motion on a cat is much different than a monohull, and to many, the ride is quite unenjoyable. Even at anchor, when they are supposed to be more stable than a mono, the short sharp movement of a cat can be much worse than the slow roll of a mono.
But don't take my word for it, or that of anyone else. If you are seriously considering buying a cat, then spend the money and rent or charter one, putting it through it's paces and be certain you don't buy a boat you can't live with.
Most cats are roomarans and will sail as well or better than your common roomaran monohull. There are a few that can sail exceptionally well, just as there are a few monos that can sail exceptionally well. The main reason we went from mono to multi was the motion at anchor. The slow pendulum motion of the mono was disturbing enough sailing downwind, but to have to put up with that motion at anchor? Hell no! This message was brought to you by a die hard multi convert!
 
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