The aka braces can be easily unbolted and replaced with heavier ones along with beefed up arms and sail braces. Hobie engineers made the trifoiler. While a fullblown Island foiler is improbable some foils could be used to lift nose and reduce buring the ama, thus reducing all that wetted surface.
A case of Hobie cat sailors using the "respect" card or just pedal envy?
A catamaran has a mechanical advantage over the Island. It is called weight shifting. You are sitting on the windward side of the boat in order to use a much bigger sail. When you are flying a hull you have 1/2 of the boat in the water. Thats a pretty huge advantage.
The Island cockpit requires you stay in the center on the boat and the main hull, nearly all of the boat really, is never out of the water.
If a cat sailier wants to jump around the boat and hike out and use a mechanical weight advantage (leverage) and a big sail then its only fair Islands get to use a mechanical advantage also.
Or, put differenty; I'll give up my pedals when the Cat sailor sits in the middle sailing his cat. If the Cat owner claims his boat is designed to be sailed when sitting on only 1/2 of the boat, then I claim the Island was designed to be sailed with a mirage drive.
This is a fun and tounge in cheek type discussion; no need to get your harness in a wad