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 Post subject: Re: Bigger Trimarans?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:14 pm 
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Yep, it would be better to just get the searail. I have been talking with someone in Minnesota (not sure if it’s the manufacturer or a dealer) but he has a demo for 27k and a new folding one for 34k. At those prices I can pick up a 24 MK2 or for 40s I have found a few 750s (dash and sprints).

Also I found out the F-22 base models will be made in SW Asia and was not on the price list. They still might come in around 50k. The F-22S and R models are made in NZ and start at 78k but priced out with the basics (like a trailer and shipping) you are at 100k.




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 Post subject: Re: Bigger Trimarans?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:48 pm 
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I had a good look at the Corsair 760 and Dragonfly 25 at our boat show. I walked all around the decks/tramps and sat inside both cabins. I preferred the Corsairs folding system and deck layout but liked the inside of the Dragonfly better. It was much roomier due to the offset centreboard. The centrally mounted board on the Corsair really took up a lot of room.
The Dragonfly was another $60k dearer as well ending up being around AUD$180k.
If I wanted such a big trimaran I think an F22 with the offset centreboard option would be my pick. Farrier have just been taken over by US based Daedalus Yachts so production should eventually ramp up.
I have decided though that none of these boats are really what I am after.


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 Post subject: Re: Bigger Trimarans?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:03 pm 
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If one was to convert an H14/16 into a Tri, what would make for a good main hull, and wouldn't the asymmetrical amas preclude the need for a centerboard?


I'm not saying you can't do it...it just would be a kluge. That being said, Dick Newick did just that and created the tremolinos which were pretty decent sailing vessels. http://smalltrimarans.com/blog/the-clas ... is-reborn/


So you're saying that only if Dick Newick builds a Tri from an H16 then it’s not a kluge, or that the Tremolino, in your opinion, is a kluge also?

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 Post subject: Re: Bigger Trimarans?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:35 pm 
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Pescatoral Pursuit wrote:
tpdavis473 wrote:
Pescatoral Pursuit wrote:
If one was to convert an H14/16 into a Tri, what would make for a good main hull, and wouldn't the asymmetrical amas preclude the need for a centerboard?


I'm not saying you can't do it...it just would be a kluge. That being said, Dick Newick did just that and created the tremolinos which were pretty decent sailing vessels. http://smalltrimarans.com/blog/the-clas ... is-reborn/


So you're saying that only if Dick Newick builds a Tri from an H16 then it’s not a kluge, or that the Tremolino, in your opinion, is a kluge also?


Kinda the definition of a kluge, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Bigger Trimarans?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:49 pm 
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tpdavis473 wrote:
Pescatoral Pursuit wrote:
tpdavis473 wrote:
Pescatoral Pursuit wrote:
If one was to convert an H14/16 into a Tri, what would make for a good main hull, and wouldn't the asymmetrical amas preclude the need for a centerboard?


I'm not saying you can't do it...it just would be a kluge. That being said, Dick Newick did just that and created the tremolinos which were pretty decent sailing vessels. http://smalltrimarans.com/blog/the-clas ... is-reborn/


So you're saying that only if Dick Newick builds a Tri from an H16 then it’s not a kluge, or that the Tremolino, in your opinion, is a kluge also?


Kinda the definition of a kluge, right?


No, not really. Bolting PVC pipes to a hull with 2x4s would be considered a kluge. Adapting cat hulls to function as amas when there’s barely 10 cents worth of difference, not so much. But if the conversation is about replacing one’s Tandem Island with a Corsair or Dragonfly, then the concept doesn’t seem nearly so romantic. However, the economics and gradation are more closely related.

After a brief search, it appears this has been done quite often, with many different hull combos, and with some decent results, aesthetically, functionally, and performance-wise.

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