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Old 02-14-2017, 06:50 PM
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Why was Lock Crowthers Kraken 40 trimaran so sucessful?
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:47 PM
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:04 PM
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Why was Lock Crowthers Kraken 40 trimaran so sucessful?
Because in those days the Kraken 40 (and K33 and K55) were proportionately wider in overall beam to the others. Also, again for their times, they were light plus being aerodynamically clean. Crowther was ahead of his times.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:48 AM
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Why was Lock Crowthers Kraken 40 trimaran so sucessful?
This sounds like the start of a joke, but what do you mean by "successful" in this context, and compared to what?
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:13 AM
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Why was Lock Crowthers Kraken 40 trimaran so sucessful?
When I saw first Kraken 40 I was so fascinated that I could not stop staring at it. The long slender hulls the beams the whole construction seemed so extraordinary. It looked like a wonderful big flying insect between the beetles.
Lock Crowther was not only a great designer he was a visionaire and an artist. I hope I will find some better fotos but these were my first taken at Sandwich marina, Sandwich Kent, GB (1973??).







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Old 02-17-2017, 10:26 PM
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If it looks like an airplane, sails like an airplane, then it probably is a Kraken 40.
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:33 AM
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:42 AM
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Pricey. Krisis (the boat in Gary's pic) was for sale here for 30-40k NZ last year IIRC.
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:57 AM
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Did you find a plan set Paddy?
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:35 PM
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This sounds like the start of a joke, but what do you mean by "successful" in this context, and compared to what?
Locks K40 was successful in every way. As a racer, or a fast cruiser for four people. It was a beautiful looking machine as designed.
Unfortunately some were built with ugly looking deck houses which were not really necessary.

Sorry Cav. I have not been able to find a set of plans
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Old 02-19-2017, 06:06 AM
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Locks K40 was successful in every way. As a racer, or a fast cruiser for four people. It was a beautiful looking machine as designed.
Hope you remember RINGO. Lock Crowther Biography
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:47 PM
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I knew we'd been here before. Good link for a refresher.
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