45 ft part built tri on craigslist Mass.

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  1. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    Two slips means you can cross-tie!
    Nice. Expensive, but nice.
    How much space is left on either side, 1/2 a meter?
     
  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Guess he has pictures by now of the works making her ready for the transfer to Maine, plus moving her to the water, maybe he's motoring her to the Cousins River just east of Yarmouth right now.

    Wish you well Birdsey, please send a progress report and an update about the Liahona for sale there . . :)
     
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  3. Angélique
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    A standard Woods Skoota 32 as per plans has a beam over all of 4.85 m (15' 11")

    ‘‘ The beam is kept under 5m so it is feasible to take it from N Europe through the French Canals to the Mediterranean. ’’
     
  4. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    Ya, FallGuy already mentioned the beam at 5m.
    How wide is his double slip is what I was asking.
    I'm curious what his clearance is on either side...
     
  5. Angélique
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    2 × 5 m
     
  6. Angélique
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    Ah, my bad... ‘‘ But I gotta rent two slips at 5m beam ’’ I first thought this was about the slips, but I now understand the 5 m is about the cat, sorry . . . :(

    P.S. - I guess/hope Fallguy will answer the original question . . :)
     
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  7. Angélique
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    Here's some good tie up plans from a badly stricken hurricane hiding hole . . :eek:
     
  8. fallguy
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    I don't know the slip width, just that the slips are two boat slips and over a certain beam they require you rent both. But Jeff Ilse's Meadowhawk is , a Woods Romany is 20' wide and he is there. My boat is really a fishing cruiser.

    I suppose the danger for me might be someone thinking they can squeeze in..but they would have to untie her.

    I built the Skoota 32 demountable version and the beam is 16' 6". I have no concerns about Europe. I had a 56' sailboat mast cut in 5m sections for the crossbeams and then decided to cut 4" off the longest and center to center of 12' 6". The hulls are technically a tad under 4' wide, but close enough. It is a good sized rig. Here is a shot from the port transom looking for'd to starboard. You can see the aft and forward beams...still to build the middle beam area-it was reenginered a bit, we plan the sleeve the port hull through end in a deep hole in the starboard side. The doors will be built by Bomon.

    Cabin work to start in March.

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  9. Angélique
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    The cross beams from a mast and the whole build looks good, godspeed on the completion, that's gonna be a very nice boat . . :)

    Didn't know about the demountable version of the Skoota 32, thanks for the info !

    It's the old locks in the canals especially in France* that limit the boat size there.

    * Locks minimum sizes by a 1879 law: L 39 m (128') × B 5.2 m (17.1') × D 2.2 m (7.2')

    So the to 5.03 m (16' 6") beam widened Skoota would give a tight lock fit with 8.5 cm (3.3") space on each side if you ever change your mind about going to France. ;)

    Below a 5.08 m (16' 8") beam barge entering a lock in the Canal des Ardennes, which has 44 locks of which 27 over a distance of 9 km (5.6 miles).

    [​IMG] - [​IMG]
     
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  10. Angélique
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    I've just came across this video that shows that a beam up to 5.08 m (16' 8") is doing fine in the old canals in France...

    MS Traveler (Dutch link) - French talk in the video . . .


    The thread is drifting a bit, I hope it'll get back on track when we get an update from Birdsey about the Liahona tri from MA he's working on . . :)
     
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  11. Angélique
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    Saw there are some threads by Birdsey about the topic boat on the Cruisers & Sailing Forums

    - Roger Simpson Trimaran, Liahona. Looking for inforation on the designer and the model
    - Where and how to haul a 31' beam trimaran for maintenance

    - Starting 75 HP Yanmar Turbo Diesel after 18 years in storage
     
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  12. Birdsey
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    Hey all,
    Thanks for all the interest, information, and encouraging words about the Roger Simpson Liahona designer and model. I have had a busy winter sailing my Beneteau Idylle 13.5 in Charlotte Harbor Florida. Trying to get some work done around the old homestead and then shooting up to Peabody to get started on the Liahona!
    It turns out that the grandson of the builder saw him running her a few years ago so he apparently ran it periodically to keep her in good shape. That was great information and I am not worried TOO MUCH about the engine now. My only fear is that water from the barrell he had coming in to keep her cool while running her may not have been flushed properly for New England winters!! I know that HE would have done it before the cold weather set in but I don't know if he did.

    I am heading up there in a couple weeks (mid May) to get some prep work done, hopefully get the engine running and make sure I didn't miss BIG part of the project that I overlooked on my first visit.


    The heirs of Wilson Lobao have a GoFundMe page running to help offset the cost of moving the boat to the water. Its a $15,000 bill because of the size and complications of the move. If you would like to help by donating or just want to take a look at the page here is the link:

    Click here to support Help Wilson Lobao's family SAVE HIS LEGACY organized by Save Wilson's Legacy https://www.gofundme.com/f2uh6-help-wilson-lobao039s-family-save-his-legacy

    Any donation will be greatly appreciated.

    I will be diving in head first soon and promise to give more updates and include photos!!

    Garth
     
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  13. Angélique
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    Hi Garth, thanks for the update !

    From your link I saw you're no stranger to large projects, and saw the wonderful builder has a wonderful family . . :)

    All the best, good luck with the project, and please keep us posted, every now and then . . :cool:
     
  14. Birdsey
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    I have had a lot of experience bringing older boats back from the brink! Not mentioned anywhere is all the historic homes that my wife and I have saved too! Both take considerable passion and a willingness to jump into the unknown and learn as you go! I believe building this Liahona from scratch is beyond my talent and time left on this earth but I am confident I can finish her reasonably well. I will keep everyone posted here. If you are on Facebook I have already started a group with the title Wilson's Legacy Trimaran. I welcome people to join the group. Log into Facebook | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1560974034046556/
     

  15. buzzman
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    So good to hear that 'Wilson's Legacy' is going to one day soon reach the water.

    Although, if I could, after reading an article in the Peabody Patch about the original builder, Wilson Lobau, that perhaps the boat should be named "Simply Marvellous" after Wilson's favourite expression.

    Would be a good name for a simply marvelous Simpson Liahona tri, I reckon, but understand why 'Wilson's Legacy' was chosen.
     
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