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Asked in Boats and Watercraft
What is a characteristic of a catamaran hull?
A catamaran hull is one having either dual hulls or a main hull and secondary hull (three hulls is a trimaran). Like an outrigger canoe, having a dual base in the water means that a catamaran is usually more stable than a single hull. The reduction in the "roll" of the hull can result in a smoother ride. ...
Asked in Lakes and Rivers, Oceans and Seas, Dead Sea
How did sea and river cat ferries get their name and why are they now such a popular form of water transport?
It has nothing to do with any animal; 'cat' is short for 'catamaran' which is best known in its form of a double-hull sailing boat. The catamaran ferries are popular for their combination of stability and speed. ...
What style boat start with c?
Catamaran, a boat with two small hulls to have less drag in the more water, so it can go faster than a boat with one big hull in the water. ...
Where did the roloff's in little people big world go when they rented the catamaran?
There have been two episodes when the family rented a catamaran. The first had the family on a catamaran in the Bahamas. The entire family went on that trip. In another episode, Matt, Jeremy, and Jacob rented a catamaran in the British Virgin Islands. ...
Asked in Health, Boats and Watercraft, Houseboats
How many hulls does a catamaran have?
It generally has two hulls, but can range from anywhere from 2 or more from a catamaran to a trimaran. There is even a quadaran. Catamarans look the best. Unless you want bigger. But in this case bigger isn't always better. ...
Asked in Sailing, Boats and Watercraft
Is there a unsafe speed for a sail boat?
Monohulls have a maximum hull speed that they will simply not sail faster than - while the hull speed of a particular vessel may be slightly more or less than the estimated hull speed, based on unique characteristics of the hull, this number is still, essentially, a constant. The following formula is an estimate of that hull speed. Hull Speed = 1.34 * (LWL)1/2 where LWL is the length of the hull at the waterline. The hull speed is, we should note, the...