Friday, April 6, 2018

Which is Better: Monohull or Catamarans?



Here in the Philippines, it is not common to see a typical Filipino to buy a yacht. Usually, the one who buys such things are Filipino celebrities and Businessmen who have a money to spare to buy such luxurious vessels. According to PEP.PH, some of the Filipinos that have yachts are: Willie Revillame, Manny Pacquiao, Gretchen Baretto, and Chavit Singson. Yes, I became curious of them and their boats, and searched them too. One thing that I’ve noticed of them are majority uses a mono-hulled yacht while one has a Catamaran. But what differentiates a monohull and a catamaran?

Okay let’s compare and dissect a mono-hull from a catamaran, here are some of the criterias that we look for in comparison:

Safety

When it comes to safety, the catamarans will always beat the mono-hulls with ease. Catamarans have natural buoyancy which keeps them floating incase emergency happens. Plus, in a Catamaran, crews have that safe zone where they can stay by having a large cockpit. In Mono-hull’s case, it can travel on bad weather with lower resistance but once bad weather destroys the ship, it can sink under the sea.

Speed & Performance

In terms of speed, the Catamaran will always outclass that of mono-hulls because Catamarans have less hull part submerged under water. But when it comes to heavier loads, Mono-hulls will outclass the catamaran because it has a larger hull submerged underwater. It is already thus adding heavier loads won’t matter.

Fuel Efficiency

When it comes to fuel efficiency, catamarans have the clear advantage. Since less hull is exposed to the water, it is lighter thus can consume lesser fuel and also, has lower resistance against the water.

Maintenance

When it comes to maintenance, I think It is costlier to maintain catamarans than that of mono-hulls because it has two of everything but maintenance wise, since it has two powerful engines, it will incur less problems.

Comfort

Comfort wise, catamarans are very stable and is very friendly for those sea sick troubled passengers. Mono-hulls can never beat Catamarans in this category.

Overall Verdict

All in all Catamaran is the clear winner here: safety, speed & performance, fuel efficiency, maintenance and comfort, with a score of 5-0.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Things to Look Out for When Buying Your Catamaran

There are many factors that are usually taken into account when it comes to purchasing new things especially when the thing to be purchased is as expensive as yachts. Catamaran is a good choice if you plan to spend your time in sailing. Its two hulls give smoother sailing which wouldn’t cause you being sea sick. But apart from this distinctive quality, other factors must also be considered:

1. Simplicity of sailing

Usually buyers of these kinds of boat consider other factors that do not include the maneuverability of the vessel and only discover problems of driving it after purchasing. That is why it is important to test drive the yacht before buying the boat.

2. Length

Just remember this, “the larger the boat the better.” If your boat is larger it would provide stability and larger deck which will increase comfort for all the passengers.

3. Maintenance

Be sure that the engine is easy to access and is easy to repair. Buy a Catamaran with newer engines as it is easier to buy spare parts of newer engines than that of old ones.

4. Storage and livability

The storage space inside your boat is very essential for those who want to stay longer in the sea. Bring all your things needed for maintenance, supplies like oil, fuel and even water that can attend the needs of your engine. Also consider spaces for your water toys, toiletries, books and different supplies. As for livability, consider your catamaran’s headroom, number of cabins, etc.

5. Draft

The draft is the distance of the boat which is submerged underwater. Getting boats with small drafts would be the best because you can explore shallow waters easily. The usual draft of catamarans measures from 1 to 4 feet.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Guess the Picture, Solve the Puzzle!

Catamarans are like two mono-hulled boats which are combined together side by side. A combination of two hulls provides stability in a way that it is also becoming famous alternative for sailing beside from yachts. This puzzle is not the catamaran used by families to sail but is rather used by famous athletes in the sport of catamaran sailing.(This is brought to you by rayomarine.com- a distributor of boats, sailboats, yachts and catamarans in the Philippines.)


Sunday, November 17, 2013

How to Survive a Storm Surge

storm surge
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Last November 8, 2013, the Philippine Islands was badly devastated by one of the strongest typhoon in Earth’s history. Carrying sustained winds of up to 314 kilometers/hour, Yolanda(Haiyan) killed 3,000 people(and counting as per time of writing) and destroyed almost 10 billion pesos worth of properties. It was really this frightening that it displaced almost 750,000 people out of their home towns. Storm surges also occurred displacing huge boats from the water to the land. We were very thankful that foreign aids from different countries are pouring in and out to support the Philippines. (This article is brought to you by: rayomarine.com- a top company who’s into catamaran for sale in the Philippines.)

Not known to everyone, the Philippine government already prepared for this Super Typhoon soon enough before it hits the land. The local government, evacuated the residents of the town mostly women and children. They also informed the local residents of storm surges that can rise up to 20 feet every hour but no one was familiar with the term which caught residents unprepared. With an average of 20 typhoons hitting the country, the Philippines should expect a typhoon with the same magnitude as Haiyan. Preparing for the Storm

1. Be updated and know the signs.

Before the storm approaches, weather institutions provide their forecast about the incoming storm. They will provide details on the path it will be taking, the magnitude of the storm whether it will bring storm surges or not and when it will leave. If storm surges will be happening it is good to know how high the storm surge will be and how far is the reach of the storm surge from the sea.Aside from government institutions, animals are also good determinants if there are changes in your surroundings. Animals have sixth sense and changes in their attitudes are observed in times of troubles.

2.Prepare for the worst.

After knowing the facts, prepare canned goods, water,radio and dry, clean clothes which are light enough to be carried through your back pack. Also bring with you, important documents. Prepare your house and household members and inform them what to bring and what to leave. If you have a boat, dock your boat in another place where the storm would not be taking place.

3.Coordinate with the authorities.

Government authorities provide evacuation centers for the typhoon victims. Better coordinate with them and know their plans about this storm.

4.Evacuate

Assess your location, if you are on a low lying area, you should find a sturdy, higher place where it won’t be reached by the storm surge.Evacuation center should also be higher than the said storm surges. Be sure to evacuate as early as possible.

5.Check if the storm is over.

When the storm is over, check if the surroundings is safe. Use your radio with and be updated with the current situation in your area.

With proper preparation, your survival rate will have higher chances.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What you Should Know About Catamarans

Catamaran Philippines


In the Philippines, if we ask common Filipinos, “What is a Catamaran?” their answer might be lazy or tamad because it sounds alike to a common Filipino term “katamaran” or “laziness” and will joke that it only changed its spelling. So, now I’m asking you, What do you know about Catamarans? According to wiktionary, the word Catamaran was derived from the tamil word “kattumaram”, a monohull raft used by the Dravidian people, from “maram” which means “tree” or “wood” and is defined as a raft which is composed of two or more logs. Now, the present word Catamaran means twin-hulled ship.(For your boating needs, try visiting rayomarine.com-a distributor of Catamaran in the Philippines)

Advantages

Faster
Basically the Catamarans are faster than mono-hulled boats because of its hull shape and composition. It does not use keel to make it upright. It uses thin needle like hulls significantly reducing wave drag.

Stable
The catamarans are considerably more stable than single hulled boats because they have wider beams. They roll back and forth with the wave while it is anchored on a shore which eliminates sea-sickness.

Maneuverability
Catamarans can be maneuvered easily because each hull has its own engine.

More Mobile
With its shallow draft, it can reach through the shallow parts of the water unlike the monohulls which have keels. Anchors can also be planted to the nearest shore.

Distinctive Disadvantages

Capsizing
Though it is very unlikely to see a modernly created Catamaran capsizing, but given the right conditions, these boats are known to lean forward and sink.

Price
Buying a Catamaran is a no joke for it is very expensive. It is essentially not for everyone. Before purchasing a Catamaran, one should be well aware of his own boating abilities because it is different from the traditional boats.

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