Buccaneer 24 Trimaran

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

  1. bruceb
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    Max cabin

    Duane, That is a nice looking 24- and a completely different direction with the cabin. These boats just keep going. Bruce
     
  2. Samnz
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    Nice boat, the photo looks as though the floats are bigger than standard? maybe its just an illusion. I think mine floats are 6.5m long.

    I have found some cracks on my floats but when I grind them back for repair its just the paint, not the ply or glass. I think its caused by the large buildup over the years of paint not flexing as much as the thin ply underneath. I was very happy to find this wasnt structural on my boat!
     
  3. rustysunner
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    Tall spire,Seattle

    Gents,

    Enjoying the conversation very much. May need a set of those plans for the Buccaneer soon myself.

    What are the performance differences with longerand,or larer volume amas?

    I work and grew up in Seattle and don't recognize that spire at all. (Could be wrong)

    Mark I
     
  4. oldsailor7
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    Duane and Mark 1.

    Yes I still have plans.

    Go to "Marketplace" thread in these forums and see "24 Ft Trimaran plans for sale".
     
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  5. Samnz
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    It would be much faster and more seaworthy with the floats stretched to the length of the main hull (7.5m)

    The only concern would be if the extra righting moment and weight would overload the beams/structure. Im sure someone on this site could calculate it fairly easy tho!

    The other thing is I think it would be more prone to capsize with the bigger floats as they wouldnt sink under and broach the boat out like the smaller floats (same approach Farrier has) when overpowered.
     
  6. bruceb
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    Load numbers

    Mark, I hope my boat knowledge is better than my geography. I moved the Toronto CN tower to Seattle;) Duane, my boat has some of the "checking" that all plywood boats experience- I have several fir ply boats and they all do it if they are not covered in glass or some other fabric. It is usually no problem on vertical surfaces where water doesn't stand. Decks can be an issue, particularly if you have freezing temps in your area. The ice separates the plys rather quickly, and the summer heat peels the boat apart. Epoxy and glass on the decks and paint on the sides seems to work pretty well, with lots of internal ventilation. I just fill and paint the cracks each season. I am interested in the loading and strength of the crossbeams. I need to re-enforce or replace mine, and I don't have a real idea of the forces involved. The 4" ID tube seems over done in compression, but maybe not enough in side loading with the wooden plug connector. Mine have gotten very loose. I have seen the quote from Crowther- "6 times the expected load", but what load do we start with? A little over engineered is ok, I think that is the reason so many of the 24's are still sailing, but new floats/boards/ rigs change things. Bruce
     
  7. oldsailor7
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    There has been so much interest generated in the Buccaneer 24 over the last very few months that I wonder if it would be of interest to start compiling a register of B24s still in existance---modified or not. New owners are popping into this thread with increasing frequency, so how about it .
    Lets hear your opinions.:D
     
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    That sounds great oldsailor7.
     
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    I will check my amas for lenght. What is the best way to remove the years of paint (grinding, chemicals, etc)? and, what kind of bottomside paint are you guys using?

    Finding this site and forum was Christmas gift, so, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years to all.
     
  10. bruceb
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    Bucccaneer 24 Registry

    OS7, A registry would be good, it seems there are a lot of 24's still in use and this forum has been really useful for all of us. Bruce
     
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    I think thats a great idea, whats the easiest way?
     
  12. oldsailor7
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    AND a Merry Christmas to ALL. :) :) :)
     
  13. jamez
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    And to you too Paddy :)

    Sam, easiest way would be for someone to start a blog or yahoo group.
    The Tremolino Group on Yahoo is quite active. Could well have been a similar number of B24's built, and as people have observed previously unknown examples keep turning up (I see a roughie advertised in Multihull world for 5K).

    Happy festivities people. I'm hitting the boxing day sales tomorrow - goin power tool huntin' YEEEEHAHH!!!!!!!
     
  14. oldsailor7
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    We could open a new thread on these forums as a "Read Only" register.
    B24 owners posting on this thread could then be transferred to the register with Sail # (if known). Owners name. Boat name and location.

    I would volunteer to tabulate this register---but don't think it would be appropriate as I am selling B24 plans and thus could be accused of having a vested interest. :eek:
     

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    registry

    OS7, I would not be offended whom ever ran the registry. If you had not mentioned having the plans, I would not have found this forum:) I am not quite internet savvy enough to do it, but I will be happy to assist any way I can. Bruce
     
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