Historical multihulls

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Gary Baigent, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Builderjeff
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    I enjoyed this very much thank you for posting these great pictures.

    Jeff Warner,
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    Corley.

    Do you realise you will be able to arrange a welcoming parting for them and you might get a personalize tour through the vessel.

    "After tests in the Mediterranean, heading to the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia."

    See its weight specs 50 tons with dagger boards. What speed this vessel will achieve? Who can guess?

    :)
     
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    Great Multihull Art

    The painting on the cover of the short lived Trimaran magazine from 1970. The boat is Gancia Girl, skippered by Martin Minter-Kemp. The painting is by Laurence Bagley. Gancia Girl is the former Toria designed by Derek Kelsall.

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    I remember this magazine cover (though I think anyone would). It sent me way back seeing it again. That boat was way ahead of its time.
    I wish I could order a print for my wall.
    Thanks Gary.
     
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    Spooky! I remember Malcolm Tennant had that Trimaran issue. Weren't the early issues titled Trimaraner? Anyway he had a small treasured pile.
    The word in those days was that Gancia Girl was altered to be considerably heavier than Toria, rig changed to ketch, or was it schooner/sketch? Derek Kelsall will know.
     
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    They let you download a low-res image for making your own painting, but it doesn't seem that prints are available.
    What is Caernarfon castle, Richard?
    Anyone been to the Mariner's museum in Norfolk Virginia? Best small boat and multihull collection I have ever seen. I'm not a huge museum fan, but I found it very impressive.
     
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    I agree with you regarding the Norfolk museum, the best in the USA by far

    http://www.caernarfon-castle.co.uk/

    NW Wales, where Prince Charles was invested as Prince of Wales, near Deganwy where James Wharram built Tehini (to give some more historic multihull input)

    RW
     
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    That's the saltiest looking multihull i've ever seen.
    A multihull equivalent to a Colin Archer.
    Or the trimaran equivalent to a Wharram catamaran.
    It radiates the spirit and romance of the sea.

    Does any one know if there are any contemporary (faster), wood/epoxy tri designs with that salty look?
     
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    I personally like Gulf Streamer or Rouge Wave a lot more as a "salty" boat.

    A picture of someone trying to save his boat and life because of a flooded ama doesn't seem very "salty".
     
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    Surely you mean Rogue Wave old boy....somewhere Phil Weld is chortling over the heavy make up.

    The painting is titled "Transatlantic Incident", the late Mike McMullen used it in the Heavy Weather chapter of his book "Multihull Seamanship" which is where I saw it.

    I think a Wharram cat might be closer to a Colin Archer than a tri. Maybe the Horstman Tristar that sailed around the Horn should get the nod..or the Piver sailed by the Coles against the trades way back when..
     

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    Rogue - exactly.

    I have the book, it is a neat picture, I just think Newick was more salty.
     
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