Historical multihulls

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

  1. tane
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    impressive!!!
    (but like with Everest: there will always be somebody faster, but forever there will only be one "first"!)
     
  2. Ilan Voyager
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    That he has done, only a few mortals can hope to do it. It's more than the Everest, now rich tourists climb this sadly polluted mountain. The solitary circumnavigation on a maxi tri is for a very few mortals, a part the material problem of the boat, very few people have the physical and mental capacities plus the training for sailing such monsters at the max.
    He took advantage of a meteorology you have once in five years, and pushed the boat and himself to the limits.
    Coville has an immense experience, and tried to beat the record several times with sometimes very bad luck. This time he got good luck and grabbed it ferociously by the hairs.
    Also the Sodebo team is one of the best. Coville and the sponsor created an incredible synergy of competences who designed, built and prepared meticulously the boat, the proof is that Coville broke nothing and the tri is very fast. It's the result of many years of hard work. You have maybe three teams in the world at that level of competence.
    In this moment Coville is probably sleeping, as he spent 49 days sleeping 3 hours a day...Do not worry, he is very well cared. Few people can imagine the physical and mental prowess to keep alone a monster trimaran at its best possibilities during 49 days.
    It's like running a half marathon every morning and going to work in a forge the remaining of the day with just three hours of sleep.
     
  3. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    For those who use Facebook and are interested in Classic Multihulls. I can highly recommend the Group "Classic Multihull Sailboats". It started slowly but now has plenty of really interesting posts.
     
  4. cavalier mk2
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    cavalier mk2 Senior Member

    I'm still avoiding Facebook, what sort of boats? Are they Golden Oldies racers or are people posting cruisers?
     
  5. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    Mostly cruisers and performance cruisers from the early days a pretty good mix.
     
  6. cavalier mk2
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    That's nice.

    We seem to attract a fair amount of kayakers, I think they can relate to the niche cruising trimarans can fill.
     

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  7. Gary Baigent
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    That's also a pretty good niche in the rocks for mooring your Nicol, Cav?
     
  8. cavalier mk2
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    That is in the Copeland Island chain in BC which is popular with kayakers and beach campers. We decided to park in a "garage" and sail the dink through the islets.

    It is hard to see but on the starboard deck is a heron that decided to commandeer the boat while we were away.
     
  9. pogo
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    pogo ingenious dilletante

    SCALARE 250

    A foldable kajak catamaran from 1962 !!!!
    The biggest and heaviest collapsable/fold cat ever.
    According " specialists" only four have survived--55 years !
    Un-be-liv-able.
    Made in GDR--- East Germany, behind the iron curtain. For export only.
    Obvisously few units stayed in East Germany and have been loved--the people there had nearly nothing.
    This sort of craft , the catamaran , was new, so the boat was unique , furthermore of good quality , also well thougt out , high-end , and it fit the needs of campers . It was the biggest demountable sailboat. Frames and skins in the boot , mast, stringers and bridgedck battens on cartop. Fast and , .... a thrill.
    A pittoresque forgotten milestone --- for miles no one needs anymore. Car toppable Grp cats came six years later, but NOT behind the iron curtain. There they came never.

    This one is in very good to excellent condition, probably the best existing example , hence the price.
    A collector's price ?

    https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s...von-mtw-faltboot-katamaran/605440529-230-7862

    http://www.faltbootbasteln.de/fbb-faltkatamaran-scalare.html

    Btw., note outboard bracket and circular bridedeck centerboard.


    Faltboot
    In Germany these boats have a more than 110 uears long history.
    These recreational crafts were and are cheap, nearly " Rucksack boats " . They have crossed the atlantik several times , they have been paddled from Germany to Australia, they have been in the arctic , they have been used for military raids ( Trimaran pioneer and "Wing Commander" Nobby Clarke in WWII; Falkland war; under the radar), they have been nearly everywhere.
    https://img-cache.4-paddlers.com/a1...09263b747/Klepper_Faltboot_Admiral_Romer.jpeg
    They are still popular.
    http://www.google.de/search?q=klepp...LrjLnSAhWBjSwKHYpGCOYQ7AkIQg&biw=1024&bih=644


    Since several years now i' m thinking about hanging the skeleton of a faltboat under the ceiling of my living room.
    Imagine --the inspiring well shaped wooden hand crafted "hull" seeing everyday.







    No, i'm not the seller.
    I think that the SCALARE is worth to have a closer look at it.



    pogo


    P.S.
    The SCALARE 250 comparable with the rare 1954 french ! Ford Comète , or the nowadays rare Seabee ?
    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/wp-content/uploads//2009/07/1954FordComete_resized.jpg
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_RC-3_Seabee
     
  10. brian eiland
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    Lets see if I can post (or link) a few photos
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    scalare3.jpg

    scalare25.jpg

    scalare27.jpg
     
  11. Nnnnnnnn
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    Certainly Scalare 250 is not the biggest collapsible/fold cat, but possibly heaviest.
    This russian boat from 1977 is slightly longer (5.5 meter) and carries more sails (16 sq. m.). However, its weight is only 85 kg due to light alloy construction.
    Here are some photos and frame of the hull view.

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    http://www.offsport.ru/parus/karkasnyj-katamaran.shtml
     

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  12. Time2Tri
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    Late onset trimaranitis

    HAHAHAHAHAHA I love it! Living on the dream for 2 years now.....married at 63..2nd time.... (blond dream date)...been looking for a bargain.....Kraken, too small....Buccaneer can't get to the head through the bulkhead....Searunner ....maybe.......Missed the 10k 40' Kelsall by 2 days.....
     
  13. cavalier mk2
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    Yep, Ol' Skippy looked like he was in a phase and indeed he seems to have found other interests.

    Sounds like you are on the right path. For bargains don't forget tris like Cross and Tristars (Horstman). Searunners with a bad trunk aren't a bargain. There have been some good bargains on the west coast if you like travel. For the adventurous there are often boats in Mexico too.
     
  14. markstrimaran
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    Not famous, but unique 1959 glasatron x 1981 so cat.

    It's a great little camping trimaran. It's my DIY build.
    Interesting thread,
     

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  15. BobBill
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