Jump to content

Cat or Tri  

20 members have voted

  1. 1. Cat or Tri

    • Cat
    • Tri

Recommended Posts

I sailed a Cougar Cat when I was a teenager and apart from an hour on Nicky Cruz many years ago, I have absolutely no experience on a multihull. Just leaners all my adult life. So what would be your advice on which way to go? Cat or Tri and why? Mrs Ant is not a yachtie so she doesn't mind what I get as long as I'm happy. She will come sailing on the odd nice day, may even spend a weekend on a yacht if the weather is nice but that is a secondary thing and if she never had to sleep on a boat again she wouldn't lose any sleep over it. I might want to do the odd weekend away but frankly I enjoy my sleep too much to compromise one iota on comfort. An interior would only need to be functional and tidy to make me happy. I.e bed, galley, head, stereo.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 37
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Believe me, if you don't want to sell your mono, DON'T try a multi!

I've sailed monos for 30 yrs, and always thought multis didn't point (must have been blind) so dismissed them as unimportant. Until I tried one!!!

For an older person, they are a lot easier to sail (well the tri is) and can do a lot more with mine than I could with monos of the same speed.

1. put on a trailer.

2. put the bow on the sand of a beach with an off shore breeze -- with the main still up.

3. Sunbathe comfortably (fall asleep on tramp, very serious sunburn on stomach)

4. make a coffee and put on deck/table/seat without it spilling.


Link to post
Share on other sites

cough cough ..... are you refering to this thing....


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motor ... 029534.htm


Leeward hull 12m, Windward hull 8.78m . Hardly a 40ft multihull.


this is a 40 ft multihull and there is quite an obvious difference....


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motor ... 634930.htm


and lets be honest, if dolphins are just gay sharks then proas are just confused trimarans.


.....either a cat or a tri is going to be easier for a 1st time multihull owner to get the hang of than a shunter !

Link to post
Share on other sites

Shunting is easier and safer , but let's not go there. You are right, the fact that the LW hull is long doesn't make it comparable to a similar length cat. A better assumption would be to use the WW hull length, even that is just a rough guide.


So it would be almost reasonable to compare that Harry with a 9m bridgedeck cat.

Link to post
Share on other sites

There are a couple of trailer tris on trademe at the moment around 55-58k, & my boat Cubic (farrier F82R) is on a trailer at home in one tree hill if you want to take a good look & see what they are like inside etc (pm me) & it will probably be up for sale within a year as I am building a larger F32RX.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...