Historic Home Made Tri

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by rwatson, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    This is a bit of history for me - I just came upon a whole lot of photos of a fibreglass Trimaran that I designed, built and sailed over .... 10 years ago (blimey - time flies)

    It was going to cost $150, and be finished in 6 months in time for summer. I had no plans, just a few pictures of a Wharram Catamaran.

    I used to buy the Poly resin in 2 litre cans from the local hardware shop.

    I seem to remember it taking over 4 years ( thru 3 girlfriends) being built in garages, carports and in the open. - and probably cost ~ $3000.

    It had a 6hp outboard, a secondhand rig from a Fireball dinghy, and I took it on many trips.

    In the end, I had to store it in an open field for $10 per week. It was there for so long that the storage fees were worth more than the boat, so I abandoned it.

    Ah - the memories
     

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  2. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Nice boat. Nice memories. I wonder who has it now.
     
  3. marciorflores
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    marciorflores New Member

    memories worth a lot.
    wish i can write my own soon.
    tell us more.
    congratulations.
     

  4. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    It was a lot of trial and error until it worked properly.

    I remember cruising towards home one late afternoon, and this 16 knot breeze just off the Port Quarter sprang up. We must have done 6 knots for over 25 minutes - just whizzing along.

    Another time I ran out of fuel with no wind, and outgoing tide, and in the path of a passenger ferry. A kind sailor towed us the 200 metres to the landing ramp.
     
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