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24ft Trimaran plans for sale.

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by oldsailor7, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. gpb
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    gpb Junior Member

    And: I've read the Bill of Materials which specifies 3/16" plywood for the hull skins. Light, isn't it? However, such plywood comes in 3 plies only (one has to go up to 1/4" to get 5 plies)... What about building the floats with lighter plywood and go a bit thicker with tha main hull?

    (Sorry for the multiple messages but I need to get to 5 posts soon :) )
     
  2. gpb
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    Count me in (and this should be my 5th msg, so I'm done - apologies everybody! ;) )

     
  3. bruceb
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    ply thickness

    GPB, My 24 is built of 1/4" fir ply, not glassed- about 30 yrs ago and is still in fairly good shape. The fir is not the best choice of course but was easily available back then. It is plenty strong, a little heavy and not very rot resistant. In the US, we have a mix of 3, 4, and 6mm marine grade plywood available now that could be combined to build a light and very durable boat. 1/4"/6mm is heavy for the floats, and maybe not necessary above the water line on the main hull, particularly if you are planing on glassing the exterior. The frames should be one of the "durable" materials though as they seem more prone to rot than the skins. Some of the internal framing can be eliminated with the "taped seam" style of construction for a little more weight saving. I think the Buc 24 could easily be built less than 1200 lbs all up, and maybe less than 1000 lbs with composite crossbeams and real attention to weight saving. Crowther didn't waste any trees when he designed the 24s, and with modern materials and building techniques a lighter and more durable boat is very possible. Bruce
     
  4. felix7
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    Are the plans still for sale?

    I'm interested in buying/building the Buccaneer 24 trimaran;
    thanks
     
  5. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Buccaneer 24 plans.

    Yes they are.
    Go back to my post #1 on this thread for details.
    Paddy. :D
     
  6. oldsailor7
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    I built my Buc 24 with 1/4" plywood. I used Samba mahogany 3 ply.
    It had a 3mm core and 1 1/2mm outer skins. It was a light plywood, but it did a good job, and was impervious to rot.
    The air pressure on the staple gun had to be carefully adjusted so the staple head ended up flush with the surface. If the pressure was too high it would break through the outer ply and bear on the weaker core. A real No, No.

    Since I was still experimenting with epoxies, (which ended up with me developing the Bote-Cote epoxy system), I coated the boat with epoxy tar. This was fine --but I didn't want a black boat, so I painted over it with the silver paint they use on the gas tanks in refineries. That worked well---but the glare was aweful. We subsequently rubbed it down in the spring and painted it white. No fibreglass was used except for the glass tape on the seams.
     
  7. felix7
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    buy Buc. plans

    Hi Oldsailor ; I clicked on your public profile to try to send you an email
    but got the message below. I've sent the required 5 redtape messages
    trying not to pollute this thread too much.
    What's the procedure to contact you?
    thanks
    Felix

    "Sorry! That user has specified that they do not wish to receive emails. If you still wish to send an email to this user, please contact the administrator and
    they may be able to help."
     
  8. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Send me a message by PM (Private Message).
    E-mail is not secure.
    Paddy. :D
     
  9. oldsailor7
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    I only have two sets of Bucanneer 24 Trimaran plans left----if anyone is still interested.
     
  10. oldsailor7
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    I only have one set of plans remaining now.
    Here is a reminder of what you get.

    "I have a set of Lock Crowthers famous Buccaneer 24 trimaran plans for sale.

    This was arguably Locks most successful design in terms of how many have been built and sailed worldwide.

    Small, strong, fast and seaworthy--one can be built in 500 man hours in a small space.

    Plans include full size patterns, building instructions, bill of materials, a booklet on the Wood/Epoxy building technique and an article on how one was built in six weeks. Many are still cruising and racing."

    US$150.00 posted worldwide. If interested PM me for details.
     
  11. danskram
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    danskram Junior Member

    Oldsailer I would like a set of plans for the Buccaneer 24, if you still have a set
     
  12. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    danskram.
    Please rack up three more posts on these forums and then PM me. Contact by PM is the only secure way to send and receive information. You have to have 5 posts on these forums to use the PM function however, so post away.
    Cheers. OP7.
     
  13. danskram
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    danskram Junior Member

    Oldsailor, The modifications that you mention in these threads to the "24" is it possible to get a list with the plans?
     
  14. danskram
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    danskram Junior Member

    Oldsailor would you also recommend building with wood /epoxy or use red cedar and strip plank?? (that's 5)
     

  15. oldsailor7
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    Danny.
    I do not have a list of suggested modifications. Any mods referred to in these threads have to be worked out by the builder.
    It all depends what you want for your boat. If you just want it to be a fast cruiser for three people, it is fine as designed.
    If you want it to race (Like Samz) that is another matter. The skys the limit.

    I built mine absolutely stock except for a more agressive CB, and it could beat anything in our summer race series in Lake Ontario.

    As for building, it is not suitable for building in cedar strip plank, as the B24 is not built on a strongback. This speeds up and simplifies the construction process. The ply/epoxy method produces a strong, lightweight and durable structure. Lock Crowther knew what he was doing. :)
     
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