In Auckland. Last day of Autumn
Very nice trimaran,
Looking at GD's 6.4 and 7.6 designs, it appears yours is a bit of both.
Would you be so kind as to tell me more about the details - or provide a link if you have details online.
Any building pics and pics of the interior?
LOA? BOA? Weight? Payload?
Anything unique about the build process? Was it an easy build?
Mysterex is a NC 7.6 with the following mods: 1) longer floats to enable a straight beam across the rear of the cockpit and 2) the float sheer height raised.
The original has the rear beam at the front of the cockpit. Otherwise its much the same as the white version on Graemes website.
7.6 long by 5.8 beam. Design disp is 1000kg. I don't know what she weighs, but I'd estimate about 800kg. She is a 'big' 25 foot tri.
Interior is described above. The only built in furniture is the settee's.
Construction is basic old ply over frames and stringers glassed over, with wooden box beams, so nothing unusual there.
Was it an easy build? It was easy in the sense that there was nothing particularly complicated about constructing any of the components, its all relatively simple woodwork with a bit of glassing thrown in. But there is a LOT of it, so its not the kind of thing you're going to knock off during your annual vacation. I think its the magnitude of the undertaking that people often underestimate. Once you've patted yourself on the back about completing the hulls and beams, you still have to paint it, make it all bolt together, sort out nets or tramps and how to mount them, plan the deck layout, build rudder, tiller, daggerboard, rig and so on. All the fiddly stuff at the end takes a lot of time. I was fortunate to be able to trial assemble the boat and step the mast in the back yard. It made final assembly at the boat yard a breeze and meant we could go sailing on launching day.