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Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by oldsailor7, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. diegokid
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    Tri hulls

    I was just about to pull the trigger and buy a tri and found this website quite by accident. Wife and I were wanting something of a coastal boat we could spend nights on in comfort. I suppose it's like anything else, you can go as far as you want. I'll look some more and do a little more reading.
     
  2. diegokid
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    Pics

    Does anyone have any pics inside the cabin of these boats or a web adress that may have them?
     
  3. John Jolly
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    diegokid - if you go to page 9 you wil find 4 or 5 pics there.......
     
  4. diegokid
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    diegokid Junior Member

    pics

    Thanks
     
  5. diegokid
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    diegokid Junior Member

    posts

    What were the main differences between the buc24 and the 28. Besides 4 feet that is.:)

    Got to stop reading for awhile, my eyes are aching. I hope ti finish my other project this week so maybe this can be my next.
     
  6. oldsailor7
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    The Buc 28 was not just a "stretched" B24.
    It was bigger all round. Slept 5 people in comfort. It had a pivotting centreboard controllable from the cockpit. Was very fast --but not as close winded as the B24. It had a really good galley with plenty of food storage space and the head was accessable from the main cabin. Since it had a spade rudder as standard a 10 hp ouboard motor could be hung on the transom on a standard tilting bracket. With waterproof hatches there was plenty of storage room for light items in the floats. It was a very dry boat, with a good sheltering cockpit. Altogether the best multihull of the seven I have owned. Unfortunately I let the plans go when I sold the boat, and have regretted that ever since. :(
     
  7. diegokid
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    diegokid Junior Member

    28

    It's a shame. Just because something is older doesn't mean it's not up to date. So I'm assuming the 28 plans are lost. I e-mailed someone earlier that said they had a set.

    Since the wife and I are packrats I wouldn't mind a set of both just because.

    Other thing is it would be easier in my mind to build a boat over a year or so versus spending the amount of money some of the new tri's cost. Only thing I see negative so far is the setup time that should get easier with pratice. :(
     
  8. John Jolly
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    'Ply'

    This might be of use to any builders in the UK and Ireland - the nation wide company 'JEWSON' supply Marine Grade Ply 1088, they do not keep it in store so you have to order it - it works out at approx £26 per sheet, the price may vary slightly from store to store - I have made many enquiries for ply and this is just about the best price I could find anywhere in the UK......:)
     
  9. diegokid
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    diegokid Junior Member

    mast height

    What is the mast height on the 24 and the 28?
     
  10. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Mast height above step.
    B24----30ft (9.144M)
    B28----36ft (19.8M)
     
  11. bruceb
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    Changes

    Unless your 24 is "up-dated":D My mast is about 35' from the stock height step- and rotates, with about a stock foretriangle. The extra power is nice in light air areas, and /or for racing. B
     
  12. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Bruce.
    It must be getting into winter where you are. How did your sailing/racing go during this Summer and Fall.??
    And have you done any more "Tweaking" on your B24.
    Cheers. Paddy. :D
     
  13. RHough
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    RHough Retro Dude

    Damn, I have a really nice 40 foot mast and a great set of sails ... really hard to say good bye to them. But I've enjoyed all the 6-8 knot sailing at 25 deg heel I can stand. :mad:

    I wish there was a hot market for tricked out Catalina 30's ... what was I thinking!

    R
     
  14. diegokid
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    diegokid Junior Member

    40 footer

    I have a mechanical device that we can make the mast shorter with!;) After that I could use it.
     

  15. Waterat
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    Waterat Junior Member

    Diegokid 371

    Hi, Trimarans don't heel, they may dip a few degrees as a gust comes in,
    what they really do is accelerate very quickly, so your sail handling needs
    to be good, to get the best performance.
    We never spilled a cup of coffee, or more importantly, a beer in 15 years
    of mucking about.
    Being of a pack-packer nature, I guarantee, you will love a Bucc, from
    the first moment she floats and so will your Wife, :D :D

    Regards, Johnny. :)
     
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