multihuler is not the guy to talk to about designing and building - not his bag - so he was likely changing the subject rather than give you bad guidance.He was rude to me and a friend, and could not stop talking about himself and his boats…..I was designing and building a cat at that time and tried to tell him, but he went right back to his boats; kept telling me how many “linear feet” of hulls he owned.
The owner of the GB66 Phaedo always used to argue that he should be allowed to sail in the St Barth's Bucket (open to superyachts over 100ft) because he had 132ft of waterline...Is the 'linear feet total' derived from all two or three hulls? I reckon I have an 86' yacht!
It's true that we represent a tiny niche market and will probably never achieve Walmart status but I'd pay to spend a day on any of those boats. And I'd also pay to NOT spend a day in Walmart, Disneyland, your basement model train collection or any other myriad popular attractions. Probably the biggest reason most of those boats are being abandoned is the difficulty of finding reasonable dockage. So the guy is doing something pretty great for the little community that we belong to.
I understood what you were asking and am equally curious, all in a good way. If SA ever felt like posting an actual article on the front page that’s of any interest, I’d bet he’d make for a great interview.