BIGGEST trailable yacht

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Richard Atkin, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. rwatson
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  3. Richard Atkin
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    good grief...

    Well....I'm pretty sure I know what I want now. It's a larger version of the Cox's Bay Skimmer as seen in post #551 in my other thread "Trying to design my own cat". It will be light and I can raise the centreboard to get rid of any kelp. It'll plane which adds a bit of excitement too. Will take 6 adults, and can be pulled up onto a beach. Two freestanding wingmasts. Water ballast. Minimal accomodation. Pretty cool I think.
     
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    Really??? How did they get there....maybe they got lost when they were swimming one day.

    I like that skimmer more and more. If one mast breaks, there is a backup. Perhaps a little outboard should be added.
     
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    Could it be the biggest trailerable tri?
     

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    Nope. The Skimmer wins. Big payload, lightweight, easily beachable.

    Interesting pic. You don't see many tris around.
     
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    Is it true that most monohull sailors use their motors when 'sailing' to and from Catalina island?? That sucks.
     
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    Those harbor seals are always spreading rumors. ;)

    If that were entirely the case, I would venture a guess it would be to get away from the mainland as quickly as possible and steam off to the more idylic sailing ground in the Channel Island Nat. Park, Arch Rock, Avalon, Two Habors, etc.

    The populous coast of SoCal can be overwhelming to some....:)
     
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    What about the biggest payload and beachable monohull.

    If it's truely beachable (doesn't rely on the tide) then it is ultra-light, which means it is fantastic on the trailer.
    But also.....barnicles and other sticky organisms are programmed to reject a moving object....but once your boat is stopped, they think it's a rock. Put it on the beach or put it on the trailer! (use inflated rollers when beaching....protects the bottom and easier to haul).

    Gary Baigent really got me hooked on this whole idea of an oversized planing dinghy. I've been doing some crude estimations of this type of boat, and the weight savings are insane compared to a typical cruising yacht. With my ladder and human ballast system (not for the weak-hearted), and the waterballast and wide hull for initial stability (admittedly not as comfortable as the motion created by a heavy keel), I can have a boat designed for me that can carry 8 adults and still be hauled up onto a beach. It would be 10 ft wide (haven't confirmed the length yet) and I can tow it around California with my foot to the floor...without a care in the world :D:D

    When I get some time I will post a Freeship rendering which might look like a grotesquely bastardised version of the Cox's Bay Skimmer.

    Chow
     
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    That's what it's all about my friend. :D
     
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    a trailable monohull that is capable of carrying 8 adults and some camping gear

    Wont argue the meaning of "IS" , but do describe "carrying"

    If all you need to do is sail to a place where you can go camping , and don't need to house and feed this Army most any style cat boat should do.

    They usually have HUGE cockpits and can carry a fine load with no effort.

    Should you decide that a simple open day boat would be OK , I will sell you a fine Aluminum Grumman Ballerina that seats 8 ( in 14 ft) for $700.

    FF
     
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    Thanks Fred, but the boat you are offering is too small for my requirements. It would not sail well with 6 or 8 people aboard with food and tents and cooking gear etc....especially on a long trip through choppy seas. I want some sheltered accomodation too.
     

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    Looks like Hunter Marine is trying to one-up MacGregor.... the 28'6" Edge is 2.3 tonnes on the trailer, carries a 75 hp outboard and 333 sq.ft. sail, and clears the 8'6" trailer width limit by two inches, http://www.huntermarine.com/Models/27Edge/27EDGEIndex.html

    Might not be what you're looking for, but it goes to show that as weird as these planing power/sail hybrids look, they do sell.
     
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