Originally Posted by Corley
A long time, it could take a year or more for the circumnavigation the boat is not particularly fast.
Not surprising due to it's probable weight.
Multis are only fast when their weight is kept down.
Hard to do that with a lot of cruising gear on a boat of limited Length.
A Mono of the same length and weight would probably be nearly as fast and, even without ballast, probably safer and more comfortable.
The stores could be stowed in such a way as to act as self righting ballast, or go a long ways toward that. But a mono of that Length completing such a voyage would be hardly worth any print.
Of course a multi, cat or tri, with fatter hulls could keep the wing deck at a more reasonable height above the sea and even allow for higher speeds, as there would be less whetted area exposed to the sea (the wing deck)
But if that were done, the sailors would certainly inhabit the hull(s), spoiling the record attempt.
I think this record stuff is getting a bit silly.
Are we just glorifying people's ability to endure needless suffering?
100 strokes per once of fresh water? Man that's a lot of work.