Henk de Velde was interested in Hi Octane for the route du rhum, but did not proceed.
Everything about that TC 11.5 makes sense.
The cabin is structural in that there are two chainplates each port and starboard; either one or two of the lowers attach to these....
Picking up from Trispirits theme when things get ugly you don't want to be having to find your way in the dark in a lumpy sea to the leeward ama...
Evans Starzinger tested open and closed thimbles
Tim Clissold has an innovative way of mounting;
Absolutely packsail; find a sailmaker that knows and understands multihulls.
I'm not sure that cheapest is best, you need quality sails that...
Took me a while but here it is :)
Lets say that racing boats should always be sailed as racing boats, in cruising mode or otherwise.
Yes Skip, those guys look like they really enjoyed the build.
People are drawn to boats for all sorts of reasons, and these reasons are mostly...
Early on Crowther designs had a tendency to hobby horse to windward, thereby losing speed. So he added bulbs to the bow, some retrofitted, which...
Oh for goodness sake +1 (because this site won't allow <5 characters.
In France, before a multi race the crowds along the shoreline can equal those of a footy grand final - regardless of the shape of ball.
What is your budget Skip? There is a 40' Cabon tri going for €50K
Well, if you only race against yourself why do you need a boat?
In essence a boat is only a means of transportation, the rest is psychology.
Exactly Corley, sailing is expensive and (generally) racers want to race against other racers. So the sport is dictated by the market.
Tony Grainger on "Where are the mid sized multis - case for a class 40 trimaran?"...
Is it the Dux that needs stretching or the splices?
The story goes that Jeff Owen drew up a schedule of timber and ply and calculated that the build weight would exceed the design weight. Apparently...
There is a picture in Cathy Hawkins book "Return in the wake: The true story of a woman's adventures at sea" of their Twiggy prior to a race. The...