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A 'dumbed down' Trifoiler?
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Author:  Trinomite [ Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:35 pm ]
Post subject:  A 'dumbed down' Trifoiler?

Hey Matt Miller
Is there a remote chance that the TriFoiler could be come back to life in a less complex version for the mass market?
Dang, considering all the interest that this amazing product still has, it would make sense to think that a newer refined version of the original could sell very well.
'Foils Fly, So do Dreams..'


Author:  mmiller [ Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A 'dumbed down' Trifoiler?

Short and sweet... No.

It's been tried. Windrider had some rotomolded foiled boats.

Foiling well means light construction. That is expensive. The conditions for foiling limit their use. Crashes are expensive. Not something we are likely to do... especially at a low end market value.

Author:  Trinomite [ Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A 'dumbed down' Trifoiler?

Thanks Matt
I can understand, that a 'boo-boo' on a TriFoiler would not only be expensive, yet I doubt that the boat would ever be the same again. (Let alone the warranty issues and liability if someone gets hurt...)
Too bad....thanks for your info

Author:  TxYackMan [ Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A 'dumbed down' Trifoiler?

How bout a Fiberglass - slightly faster TI? Love to get up to the 15-20 Knots of top speed range. Thinking a fiberglass TI just might do that. It would cost more but it would be cool!.

Author:  mmiller [ Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A 'dumbed down' Trifoiler?

Catamarans are really good for that speed range. Durable and versatile.

You can sail a Hobie 16 at over 20 knots.

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