Historical multihulls

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

  1. Gary Baigent
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    What about Victor Tchetchet's 1945 trimaran design; it's in Robert B Harris's Racing and Cruising Trimarans.
     
  2. Doug Halsey
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    Well, that one is certainly older. Either they weren't aware of it, or it doesn't fit the category of "built & raced in the US."

    I have an article or two about it somewhere & will check into it ASAP.
     
  3. Gary Baigent
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    Was called Eggnog and a modern looking design - but although fast offwind was not good to windward. Half decade later built Eggnog 2 - which was more efficient. Tchetchet was an immigrant to the US.
     
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Victor Tchetchet's 20' Trimaran, magazine article plans from the 1930s preview, need to sign up for unlimited downloads, of which it says it's free for one month.

    AYRS - Amateur Yacht Research Society (A.Y.R.S.) Publication № 10 - December 1957 (PDF of 32 pages)

    There's | 8 × ‘‘Tchetchet’’ | 12 × ‘‘Trimaran’’ | 1 × ‘‘T26’’ | 1 × ‘‘T 26’’ | 1 × ‘‘T-26’’ | 5 × ‘‘Egg Nog’’ | 4 × ‘‘Flamingo’’ | 2 × (Bud) ‘‘Dealy’’ | mentioned in this AYRS publication, which gives a lot of info when the document is searched for these keywords, didn't read it fully yet, so there might be more.

    From a first quick glance through it: Victor Tchetchet's 26' T26 ± 1940s, 26' Egg Nog ± 1950s (?), both Tchetchet trimarans being built and raced in the US, among others in the 1957 Bayside Yacht Club regatta against Bud Dealy's in the summer of 1957 launched 26' trimaran Flamingo.

    Didn't see Egg Nog II there, so maybe that one was designed and built a bit later.

    Victor* moved from Kiev in the Ukraine to New York in the US in the early 1920s, maybe eggnog (possibly with rum ?) was one of his favorite drinks, which might have made him name some of his designs after it . . :)

    P.S. - * can't reach the there given ‘‘Multihull Maven’’ source.
     
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    The above AYRS № 10 publication from December 1957 has Bud Dealy's 26' trimaran Flamingo from the bottom of page 16 till about halfway page 19, there's also a lot of pics plus specs and drawings in there.

    ‘‘ . . . . Bud Dealy's new trimaran Flamingo was launched this summer in time for the Bayside Yacht Club regatta and proved to be much faster than Egg Nog on all points of sailing. Flamingo is 26 feet overall and of the same configuration as Egg Nog. . . . . ’’

    as an aside, Bayside Yacht Club New York, 1917 vintage postcard
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    ‘‘ . . . The Bayside Yacht Club was eventually sold to the Grace Presbyterian Korean Church in 1994 for 1.45 million dollars. ’’

    about the Bayside Historical Society 1915 aeriallarge
     
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    I guess we can conclude that they had "fake news," even back in 1959. However, the claim started with "believed to be..." and perhaps someone actually did believe it:)
     
  7. Gary Baigent
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    Are you implying that Bob Harris was a bullshitter, Doug? Here's the Tchetchet tri from his book.
     

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  8. Doug Halsey
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    Not at all, Gary. I was admitting that the article I included in my post was wrong.
     
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