Buccaneer 24 Trimaran

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Samnz, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. oldsailor
    Joined: Apr 2005
    Posts: 26
    Likes: 1, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 17
    Location: Sydney. Australia.

    oldsailor Junior Member

    Quite literally a torpedo like bulge just below the water line at the bow.
     
  2. popeyensweetp
    Joined: Apr 2014
    Posts: 5
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: Florida

    popeyensweetp Junior Member

    For sale 24 lock tri

    Iam in Sarasota florida and have a 24, some rot but all the rig and trailer is great. giving it away for 1500.00 call 941-232-4721
     
  3. bruceb
    Joined: Nov 2008
    Posts: 1,202
    Likes: 37, Points: 48, Legacy Rep: 214
    Location: atlanta,ga

    bruceb Senior Member

    Buc in Florida

    Popeye, is that the one that has been on Craig's list recently?
     
  4. Sailor Dan
    Joined: Oct 2014
    Posts: 39
    Likes: 1, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 11
    Location: United States, Louisiana

    Sailor Dan Junior Member

  5. freddyj
    Joined: Oct 2013
    Posts: 255
    Likes: 10, Points: 18, Legacy Rep: 37
    Location: kansas

    freddyj Senior Member

    Does anyone know what the prhf rating is on a buc24?
     
  6. RHP
    Joined: Nov 2005
    Posts: 833
    Likes: 84, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 1183
    Location: Singapore

    RHP Senior Member

  7. redreuben
    Joined: Jan 2009
    Posts: 1,660
    Likes: 68, Points: 48, Legacy Rep: 349
    Location: Beaconsfield Western Australia

    redreuben redreuben

    Junk rig on a Bucc to be polite is a “mismatch”
    IMHO.
     
  8. bruceb
    Joined: Nov 2008
    Posts: 1,202
    Likes: 37, Points: 48, Legacy Rep: 214
    Location: atlanta,ga

    bruceb Senior Member

    I will not make a judgement on whether a JR is appropriate, but the way a Buc 24 is designed, the mast, if keel stepped, would have to be just in front of the forward cross beam. The daggerboard trunk is just aft of the beam and is part of the basic structure. I would expect the mast would need to be forward to keep the rig COE in the correct place anyway. I think it would be pretty easy to install the necessary support in that area.
    It might be an interesting cruising rig.
    B
     
  9. freddyj
    Joined: Oct 2013
    Posts: 255
    Likes: 10, Points: 18, Legacy Rep: 37
    Location: kansas

    freddyj Senior Member

    Did I ruin my boat? I put an electric saildrive on my buc. Right now a fixed prop till I can get a folder. I started racing this summer and I've come in last place each time. In heavy winds I do ok, but by the end of the race the winds die down. Can dragging a prop make that much difference even in neutral and spinning?
     

  10. bruceb
    Joined: Nov 2008
    Posts: 1,202
    Likes: 37, Points: 48, Legacy Rep: 214
    Location: atlanta,ga

    bruceb Senior Member

    Fred, I can't say that the prop is the only issue, but ANY drag on a light boat is death in light wind. The electric drives I have looked at in person had fairly fat hubs and were not very well streamlined. A windmilling prop also drags more than you might expect, a fixed one acts as a very good brake. I have used a lowered outboard to slow down.
    Any extra drag on a light boat really works against performance, down wind you are just slower, upwind you are both slower and your DMG drops also. Light boats tend to have small rigs so they depend on speed through the water to increase their apparent wind- if the boat doesn't accelerate due to excess drag, weight, poor sail shape ect., all advantages of being light are lost.
    Bruce
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.