24' Buccaneer Trimaran

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by tom ybarrola, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. freddyj
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    freddyj Senior Member

    I would like to race my b24. Does anyone know the prhf number for a b24?
     
  2. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    Tom, good luck, and welcome to the Buc forum :). Hi Patrick, I am happy to see you still have some plans available.
    On another note, A Buc-24 floats and handles just fine with the main hull flooded:(. My old one had a " little" bottom contact this past weekend so we have a dagger trunk project this winter. Good strong boats!
    Bruce
     
  3. bruceb
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    Fred, several years ago there was a Buc 24 on Lake Michigan that had a 120 as I remember. There have also been several in the upper east coast/ New England areas that I found in the phrf history files when I was looking. I can't find them now, but I will keep looking.
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  4. freddyj
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    Here's a little video of my buccaneer sailing.
     
  5. Tom.151
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    Sweet sounds. Reminder of my earliest days with a Bucc24. Priceless. <3
     
  6. freddyj
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    freddyj Senior Member

    Got new sails on my b24. Got great service and a great price from Precision Sails. The boat is completely transformed! I've already gone over 15 knots and it doesn't even come close to submerging an ama. With the old sails, at 12 knots it would almost submerge.
    That being said, anyone on this list gets close to Wichita Kansas is welcome aboard for a sail and buccaneer talk!
     
  7. freddyj
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    What is a good way to keep the amas ventilated? I found some mold and rot in one of mine this year. The other one is as dry as a popcorn fart. I was thinking of a solar vent. I have one in my forward hatch on the main hull because I was getting condensation and mold. It seems to have cured it. I want to vent the amas and not have any water ingress. Any ideas?
     

  8. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    Fred, you do need to keep the floats dry, and they are harder to vent properly than the main hull. I had to work hard at sealing the beam saddles on the floats and then getting air flow front to back in the floats. The solar vent will only work well if air can flow through the float. The main hull seems to do fine with one vent on top of the cabin. I recall you used a different mounting system on your floats/beam, but i would still start with that area, the beam tends to move some on the floats.
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