Hedley Nicol Trimaran Plans

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by oldsailor7, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. uNbound
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    gypsy28 hi
    I'm up at Monty's half hr north of Brisbane. Your more than welcome to visit anytime, tho gd to let me know so i'm there c;

    This is my facebook page, Its open for all to enjoy c:
    All are welcome c:
    https://www.facebook.com/comeT.Tales

    Yeah uNbound was a gift from a very dear friend.
    I mention this because so often in our society we
    are programmed to dwell on the bad. I like to show
    the good side of life and the actions of the creatures
    on this world, for instance>>

    A bird fell on the ground in front of us. It was pretending to be injured to draw attention away from her young. A act of unconditional love and self sacrifice for her young ones. So beautiful, brought a tear to my eye.

    cavalier mk2
    Thanks very much I'll do some measuring up when I get home tonight. Much appreciated
    Hope your all having a good day/night
    comet
     
  2. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    Thats great, the number of boats that just go to pieces with neglect in hardstands and on moorings because their owners insist they are still worth money is sickening.
     
  3. gypsy28
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    Hi Comet,

    I know Montys well, next time Im up that way Ill let you know

    Cheers, DAVE
     
  4. uNbound
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    Hi Dave
    Look forward to your visiting us c: thank you!

    grEEtings Corley C: I don't really think unbounds worth a lot of silver to most. But she worth her weight in gold to me c: perspective i believe c;

    Hi cavalier mk2!

    I did some research and measurements O.O
    Here's some links to AYRS article you refer to.
    There's 1 on amazon, but its 100$ and I needs that for me paint
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KEYD86/?tag=jbookstore-20

    This club seems to be selling off photo copies, I'm waiting to hear back if I could get a copy c:
    Gladly photocopy should I be able to get them for anyone who desires c:
    Alternately here's the link to the club.
    http://www.ocsg.info/content/1998/oct/page5.html

    I measured and the hull seems to vary wider towards the stern. So at the crossbeam (please excuse my lacking in termanonolgy still learning;) Its 1860cm

    I'm still unsure what I should tell people the model Hedley I have lol this is fun!

    A good friend shared this with me thanks John ( ex Nicol owner :) )
    A beautiful piece on Australian ocean race, Brisbane to Gladstone, retracing the years Nicol Hedley put tri's on the map. Such a great read!!

    Note>> I haven't finished wandering this thread so if already posted apologies for double posts; and hope its ok to put these links up?

    http://www.multihull.com.au/site/www/pdf/pdfs/bris_to_glad.pdf

    Thanks
    comet
     
  5. uNbound
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    Open invite to anyone be interested in helping out with a idea I'm pondering.

    Although there's some reading materiel on the net about Nicol Hedleys
    there's not a whole lot. And i haven't found a book at all.
    I'm considering the notion that with such a beautiful history and
    being the owner of a Nicol Hedley that's circumnavigated, proving sea
    worthiness and longevity c; with some pioneer elements with John Murray
    the builder of Unbound possibly being the 2nd to circumnavigate on a tri.
    I think I would like to pay respect to these legends of the ocean and try to
    put this tale together and leave a glowing honouring to these great men!
    Being situated close to Hedley's old yard and having a possible leg in the door
    in the way of a friend who's good friends with the new owner of Hedley's old
    boat yard. I think I may just be able to pull this project off. I would love to take you
    all along for a joy full ride too!

    I have extensive graphic design skill as well as being a professional photographer
    for a time. So I know what I'm doing, kinda ;)

    Idea's I'm having are
    A documentary.
    A a book.

    It would be really nice to include lots of history and as many facts as possible on Nicol Hedley and his beautiful trimaran's, so anything you may wish to share would be greatly appreciated.

    I haven't contacted Nicol Hedley's family yet. But will soon. I'm not doing this for money but for the love of it and the belief that such a proud history should not be lost.

    I'm even considering the notion of retracing John Murray's circumnavigation to make a documentary. Considering probably the wrong word, I mean this is exactly what I would love to do, It could begin with taking Unbound into the Brisbane to Gladstone race, Hopefully we could win some treasure so I don't starve c:

    Any thoughts idea's would be much appreciated
    comet
     
  6. uNbound
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  7. uNbound
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    Oh damn I just noticed the link to the pdf I posted regarding the Brisbane to Gladstone race is dead. Anyone interested may PM me c;
     
  8. cavalier mk2
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    I'm thinking you meant 1860 mm....which is about 6' 1" . You must have measured up near the sheer. That makes it a Wanderer according to my notes.
     
  9. uNbound
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    ah yea sorry i did mean 1860mm
    thank you!
     
  10. triwanderer
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    Hi Unbound

    If you want pics of
    Shawn's yard you will see them in my previous posts of my recent launch of a wanderer now called Triwanderer
     
  11. uNbound
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    Ahoy Triwanderer c: thanks!
    Hope your safe in this weather. In the unlikely event of us prematurely floating, without a rudder as its not bolted on and in pieces, send hope lol c:
     
  12. Future MOB
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    42' Nicol Tri: Any info

    There is a 42 foot Nicol tri for sale in my area that I'm planning on looking at this weekend: link to ad.

    Does anyone have any info on this design, it looks different than other Nicol tris I'm seeing online. I spoke with the owner and he said the boat was launched in 1970, cold molded, has a center board slot but no board, interior stripped, but overall solid. Was originally ketch rigged, but now cutter.

    Any info on this boat would be great. The price is right, but sometimes even a free boat is too expensive so I'm proceeding with caution.
     
  13. cavalier mk2
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    The first thing I thought was a early Lex Nicol design, Hedley's nephew. An inside picture might help identify it from the construction if it started as one of Hedley's designs. If so it is a extensive modification including the beams, higher float placement or very light weight, different bows as well as stretched length. I'd measure it as well, from the pictures it looked shorter than 42 feet but it is hard to tell. The length could give an idea of what design they started with. It would be a good idea to check the scantlings as well.
     
  14. cavalier mk2
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    If it is 42 feet it probably started as a Cavalier. If 32 feet an Islander comes to mind. It is important to see how the beams are tied into the amas because the intermediate wing beams are not there.
     

  15. Future MOB
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    Thanks for the response. I'm pretty sure it is approximately 42' long by 22' wide based on measuring on google earth. What should I look for in the beam to ama attachment? I'll hopefully go look at it this weekend, but I don't have any experience with cold molded tris, so I could use the advise. Thanks.
     

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