Earl Edwards Rave picklefork

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  1. Rolf Nilsen
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    Rolf Nilsen Junior Member

    Does anybody know what happened with Earl Edwards and the 118' picklefork tri, Rave, he was building on Kauai? I remember reading about the boat and Edwards back in 1999, but it has been quiet since then. As far as I remember the platform was about ready to hit the water as an empty shell back then.
     
  2. garydierking
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    A friend of mine that lives in Kauai told me that it's still an unfinished shell with no rig.
    You can see it quite well on Google Earth.

    Gary
     
  3. Rolf Nilsen
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    Spruce Goose syndrome perhaps? Wobbly without X beams.

    Excellent photograph. Thanks.

    Pericles
     
  5. Gregg Andrews
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    Still Kickin'

    RAVE is Certified with the Coast Guard, completing motored maneuvers with temporary dagger board. Final dagger board and spar soon to be completed. There are numerous hours un-seen by "google earth", progress is daily. Edwards Boat CO still kickin'.
     
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

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    Glad to hear that!
     
  7. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    Wow thats a hell of an achievement! I thought building a Formula 40 trimaran was a large project, huge props to the builder for plugging away at such a massive task. I found an entry on multihull boatbuilder about the tri interesting if like me you have not heard of the boat before.

    http://steamradio.com/pipermail/multihulls/2002-June/011544.html
     
  8. jacqueline
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    Earl passed away in April of 2014. I am his partner of 31 years. I am continuing on the spar which is almost finished. His was disappointed that he would never sail RAVE but he had sailed her in his dreams. Shes quite a vessel. Would love to see her sail. check out our web site www.sailoncompositecompany.com. Never dought dreams and desire.
    Aloha Jodi
     
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  9. Corley
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    A shame that Earl passed away before his dream was realized but perhaps sometimes the dreaming and building is as important as the completion. Good luck with the rest of the build and all the best it would be lovely to see her sail.
     
  10. Doug Lord
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    Rave

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    Thank you for posting! Best of luck and hope you get her sailing. Did you all talk to Dr. Sam Bradfield about hydrofoils? He said something about it before he died but it could have been another project. Dr. Sam was my mentor on hydrofoil design-and enthusiasm......
     

  11. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    The platform has been sold and is going to be motored to Australia to be repurposed as a party barge on the Gold Coast.
     
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