1977 26' simpson-wild trimaran

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  1. terryI
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    looking for any information on their early(1977)demountable fiberglass 26' trimaran. from what i have been able to find out the company successfully produced boats for three years until world econmics caught up and were forced to close. roger simpson is also the author of a book called "Simpson on boat building" of which i am also searching for. any information would be appreciated thanks terry
     
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    Not Roger

    Hello

    I don't know the tri you are talking about but just one thing to add. The designer is not Roger Simpson but his elder brother. Roger's first tri design was the Liahona 40 he then built - it was buit in the early 80s in Brisbane and called Liahona.

    Simpson Wild were based in Englad at first and did some pretty fast early tris like Triple Arrow. They moved to Texas I think but things didn't last long for them there.

    Roger is now out of the design game. He is into airplanes now.

    cheers

    Phil
     
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    slipstream

    i found out that the boat in question is called a slipstream...by simpsonwild...anyone know anything at all about this particular boat...looks somewhat like the corsair sprint 750
     
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    This type of thing?

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  5. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    Maybe a development of "THREE FINGERED JACK", the boat is mentioned here http://www.ayrs.org/Index12D.html maybe they can help further.

    MBz
     
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    simpson-wild trimaran

    I have the AYRS publication with Three Fingered Jack's Round Britain effort. Also have a cutout from an aussie magazine featuring the boat, along with Slithy Tove and Kelsall's Sidewinder, all in the same race. Could jpeg them and send them to you.
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  7. Meanz Beanz
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    Hey Gary,

    Why not scan them and post them or at least the pictures. A few peeps might be curious about it.

    Cheers
    MBz
     
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    simpson-wild tris

    Couldn't find the aussie ripout but here are the AYRS pages.
     

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    simpson-wild trimaran

    and a few more - hope you can read the small print
     

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    simpson-wild trimaran

    final pages:
     

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    Hey Gary,

    Thanks for that, pity there is no clear photo of "Three Fingered Jack" but its a good read regardless.

    Thanks
    MBz
     
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    26' Slipstream

    The company, Simpson Wild International of Kemah Texas, only made a handful of the Slipstream 26 trailerable tris and a dozen or so Shifter 32 MkII trimarans. Andrew Simpson was the designer. After the company folded, he returned to the UK with his Texas bride to do design work and marine surveys. One guy who was involved at that time with Simpson Wild was Frank Tuma; his son, Scott Tuma, is still in the gulf coast Texas area and has a rigging business (rigging-solutions.com). You might contact him to see if he has any information. There was also a nice looking grey Simpson Wild Slipstream 26 in the Houston area that was for sale on Craig's List and eBay several months ago.
     
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    simpson-wild trimaran

    Sorry about not finding the Three Fingers Jack image - but I did find some stuff about Triple Arrow - a good boat but unlucky - and a logical development by Simpson-Wild of Three Fingers.
     

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    No worries Gary, I have had a look but can't find anything on the web. Interesting old beast's eh? Wonder what they where like to sail.
     

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    awesome...now thats what i'm talkin about...!..you guys are great...! care to jump in on their philosophy ie. the floats each have a displacement of just less then the weight of the yacht so that they would submerge rather than allow the main hull to capsize over the float. looking at the float size of a similar sized corsair tells me that this is not a real concern although i have heard of a capsize or two...
     
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