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Old 05-03-2013, 11:16 AM   #26
City: Carefree, Arizona
Country: usa
Vessel Name: sunchaser V
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 7,279
Steve Dashew tells about the realities of multi hulls "tripping" in big seas, whether power or sail in his 1220 page tome "Surviving the Storm." In a sailing cat if you turn turtle forget about returning to the upright position.

Last year I saw a lovely NZ built 65' power cat in Alaska. If one follows the weather and avoids it, cat's "tripping" could be rendered mute most of the time.

But the poor engine access while underway in a Cat is enough to keep me away. I love the ER space a trawler can offer as do many others, especially as agility has dropped as the years pile on.
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