Has anyone ever seen one of these?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by eastbay, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. eastbay
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    eastbay Junior Member

    Hello All, Newbie wannabe multihull owner looking for help identifying the trimaran shown below. Thanks for any help!
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  2. Gary Baigent
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    Has a lot of Derek Kelsall and also Gilles Gahinet look about it - could be a stretched Gahinet - looks very good IMO.
     
  3. eastbay
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    Found It!

    And right you are, I believe that it is a Gilles Gahinet designed, OCQUETEAU built Speed 770. Very little information available. If anyone has any ideas about the quality, design, or other characteristics, it would be much appreciated. I plan to race on San Francisco bay and some coastal ocean racing.
     
  4. Gary Baigent
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    Gahinet designs

    Couple of jpeg pieces on Gahinet's trimarans - en Francaise. I have something more on the Speed - but can't locate it at the moment - will look again.
     

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  5. Micronot
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    I'll bet that thing can flat move!
     
  6. bill broome
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    nice looking boat. but a tri that size should fold- saves money when time to paint the bottom.
     
  7. eastbay
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    Thanks for the comments, and for that cool photo and article Gary. I wish that I could parlay Francais.
    I think that I am going to give this boat a pass though. It needs the interior headliner stripped out cabin wide, the exterior is all checked and faded, it needs sails, there is no trailer- just more work than I want to get into.
    There is a couple of things that give me pause even with all that- the amas are sealed from the factory- one article said "built like a surfboard", which I guess means layed up over a foam blank. I don't know that this is a sound construction method. Which brings up the second and third issues- the boat floats with both amas in the water at rest, it seems to be mostly on its lines but may be a bit heavy, not terribly so. But the whole design is really low in the water, the flair for the cabin has less than a foot of clearance and the beams have about a foot. I think that it would go through waves here on SF Bay and be very wet a maybe a bit slow. Comments? The seller is asking $8,000.00
     
  8. bibi
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    bibi Junior Member

    Speed 770

    Hello,
    I'm french and sorry for my bad english.
    there is a lot of this boat in sounth fance.
    The resale value is around less than 10000E in good condition.
    It usefull to be a correct boat for cruise, it's an old design but work good.
    I know that there is a point to be care: be carrefull that the joinction between the float and the hull are in good condition(aluminium profil?In english i'm not sure).
    I know that in France it is a good compromize for prize and performance.
    I have few links about it if you whant but they are all in Fran├žais if want.
    Ask me for more it me be with pleasur.
    Sorry again for my very bad english.
    Bye
     
  9. eastbay
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    eastbay Junior Member

    Bibi, Thanks for your help- and don't worry about your English, it is much better than my Francais!

    As I indicated above, I am going to pass this one bye, but not by much. The owner's name is Harvey, I asked and received permission to post his phone number- 858-483-6272. He is a great guy. The boat is in San Diego, Dana Point.
     

  10. Micronot
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    I wish I was in a position to buy it. Looks like a great boat from my veiw. A great extended camp cruiser/ Island hopper. Maybe more judging from what I've seen in pocket cruisers.
     
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