We'd also like to be able to take others along with us, ...
So, I'm contemplating looking at a monohull...
I realize the performance isn't going to be as exciting as my H16 is, but the options to have a little outboard motor and 4 people on the boat with a cooler of beer is an acceptable change.
Not to mention the options it opens up for possible sail-camping.
UAH -- i "Wouldn't" do that !!!!
I learned on a 40ft Monohull, I use to teach at the Merchant-Marine
academy on 21ft Columbia's.
Nothing personal but, NO WAY could i go back to a Mono-hull now
that i'm addicted to cats ; and my world ranking with a cat is probably
somewhere in the bottom (0.0001%). For me it ain't an Ego thing ; cats
are just Way more versatile in what they can do, on all levels over a Mono.
Perhaps a cat with a bit More freeboard would be a better choice for Ya ?
Something like the Hobie 21, or a Stiletto or Reynolds could be more to
your liking ? They hold more people and camping is an even bigger
option with a boat that can be beached as easily as a cat.
Heaviest Mono-hull that my Toyota
Sienna can pull is 2,000Lb, with the tailor ; 2K-LB of Catamaran will
get Ya a rather LARGE boat , and it should go Way faster !!