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Re: Just Curious.
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: Hi Mike,

: I respectfully disagree with you on this one. My favorite boat of all time
: was a McGregor 15 foot catamaran with asymmetrical hulls that I owned for
: 30 years. It was a pleasure to sail, very fast and sailed well on all
: points. I?ve sailed the Hobie 14 and Hobie 16 also with asymmetrical hulls
: and I just didn?t see a problem with these types of boats. I?ll admit I
: have never sailed a cat with dagger boards but did own a 15 foot sloop
: with a large center board (actually ?? steel that cranked up and down} and
: they both sailed equally well in comparison to lateral movement as far as
: I could tell.

: Best regards,
: John

Hi John,
Just re-read my post and I left out an important word, 'somewhat' negated. :(
I haven't too much experience with small cats, most of the multi's I've studied and worked with were larger ones, 8M and up. The amount of heel isn't as great as with the smaller cats, so you are actually correct.
I recall seeing Hobies, I think, racing and most of them were effectively flying the windward hull. This would let the assymmetricallity work.

Hmm, more research. Goody. :)

Mike Savage
South West Cork

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