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Old 01-27-2015, 11:12 PM   #92
eyschulman
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Way back when I used to be a multi hull sailor we all understood that adding weight to a multi killed its performance. When big fat heavy cats started popping up in the warm water charter trade we figured it was a local aberration and would not go anywhere. Well now some 30 years later these boats overloaded by our old standards are everywhere with couples living aboard and making significant passages. I don't know that long and skinny is going to do the same thing but it would not surprise me. A lot may depend on fuel costs marketing and how fast people want to cross open water so I wont discount the type or those who are building them. Nigel Irens one of the leading NA associated with fast world trotting boats is heavy into this design trend. For those interested the last issue of Wooden Boat Magazine has an article on this type of design.
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