Sailing Multihulls Part 2: The DisadvantagesWritten by Linda Cullum
Disadvantages-- In serious wind and seas, a monohull sailor can, if absolutely exhausted and no longer able to steer, strike all sail, lock all hatches, and go below to wait it out and hope for best. A well-found boat will most likely allow this. The boat will roll around like a cork, and even if it rolls 360 degrees it should be ok, as long as mast doesn't break off and put a hole in boat. A Multihull in huge seas, however, must always have a helmsman, or some other way to keep boat pointed into waves. Without this, boat will end up in wave troughs, with waves beam on; this is an invitation to capsize. Knowing this, ocean going sailor should be prepared with a parachute sea anchor and with attachment points for it on boat that are absolutely bombproof. Properly deployed, a parachute anchor will allow a multihull to ride out a hurricane in near comfort, as it keeps bows pointed into wind and waves and with several hundred feet of line led out to sea anchor, there is no jerking or lunging on line. Once sea anchor is properly set, crew can go below and safely wait out storm. This assumes that there are no dangers, such as a landmass or reef systems, lying in wait downwind. Plenty of sea room is needed for these manuevers.
Marinas-- Finding space in a marina for a multihull is not nearly as easy as it is for a monohull. They require either an end space or a double berth, which will likely cost more than a single.
Weight constraints -- Since a multihull sits on water instead of in it, unlike a keel boat, payload, or weight carrying capacity of boat, can not safely be exceeded. A catamaran, with essentially two full boats in water, can carry more weight than a trimaran of same length, which consists of one full hull and two floats. A 35 foot monohull can carry much more weight in stores and equipment than a 35 foot trimaran, and this is a consideration when provisioning a boat for cruising. The cruiser in a small multihull may find himself reprovisioning along way more often than cruiser in a small monohull.
How A Golf Workout Routine Can Crush Your CompetitorsWritten by Mike Pedersen
A golf workout routine can be as simple as using a pair of hand weights (dumbbells), and doing 5-6 golf-specific exercises in less than 15 minutes. Now I know you have 15 minutes to dramatically improve your game and crush your playing partners and competitors.
So many times golfers think that a golf workout routine is in gym, takes 2 hours to do, and will wipe out all energy they have and ultimately hurt their golf game.
How wrong they are!
Yes…I can design a very comprehensive golf workout routine that has up to 20 golf exercises and will take 90 minutes to complete. And I have done that for hundreds of golfers. But what I want to talk about today is getting that belief and thought out of your head.
The equipment required to complete a simple golf workout routine in your home are; a stability ball, exercise tubing, and a pair of hand weights.
You can do dozens of golf-specific exercises with above equipment. But whatever you do, make sure you seek out a qualified golf fitness trainer, who knows golf. That is critical.
There are many “so-called” golf trainers out there, and all they are doing is same “general” exercises…on machines that average person looking to improve their fitness is doing.