KLIS trimaran: owners wanted

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by zombat, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. BatmanNZ
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    I had to completely reshape both boards and the rudder which I made a kick up.The rudder both sides different from one another and the boards had almost no camber and were different each side.??!! Dont know how the previous owners managed to sail her ?
    She sails to windward very well and will steer herself for short times.Very well balanced with genoa and main but does not go to windward with main sail alone.

    The interior is simple with head (bucket) forward and single that folds to double mid section.Simple galley ,no sink , and nav station and hanging locker starboard.
    The floats have too many hatches and leak ,I am thinking about covering over some to have just one each side and good solar powered ventilation pump to circulate the air.I have one working in the port float and works well.

    I am sailing boomless but still needs refining.The wishbone boom was just too heavy.

    Here is Bernards email address ,he will be very happy they have survived all this time.
    Bernard Rhodes <bernard.rhodes@gmail.com>

    keep those photos and videos coming :)

    Lindsay
     
  2. Kliss 3
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    hihi yes the red one above is mine!
    Is the left one with a cabin in the back? and is that the kliss 2?
     
  3. BatmanNZ
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    Yes, as far I understand.
    Here is a short video doing 7-8knts last year.

     
  4. Kliss 3
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    going super!! and beautiful and quiet out there!!
    the dog is like mine; happier approaching land!
    super cool to see an other kliss sailing!
    one more from croatia
     
  5. BatmanNZ
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  6. naguidel
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    Hello Zombat
    I live on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean
    I have already built a 20 'Ply epoxy sailboat and I am interested in the Klis 3
    I left a message to Bernard Rhodes to buy the plans
    can you send me some photo of the plans you have
    Thank you
    Best regards
    Jean Pierre
     
  7. vinboot
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    vinboot Junior Member

    Hello Zombat,

    Accidentally I stumbled in this thread. It could be possible its the Klis I built in 1983-84
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    I recognise the winches and some other details, maybe....

    Vinboot.
     
  8. zombat
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    Nice to hear you Jean!
    Write to me on nikiforov@politpro.ru
     
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  9. zombat
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    Hi!
    Yes, you are 100% right.
     
  10. vinboot
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    vinboot Junior Member

    Hi,

    I still have shots of the build and some knowledge in the back of my brain. I sold the boat two years after building it. Made a trip from Holland to a multihull meeting in Denmark in 1986. After that the main bulkhead was reinforced. That was a modification from Bernard Rhodes, the original bulkhead was a bit to weak. If I recall that correctly, it were two bulkheads with the beams in between. They were covered on the inside with 6mm ply to form a box.
    All the bulkheads, stringers, mast and boom (wishbone) were built from Douglas fir.
     
  11. zombat
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    Thank you. Do you know the plywood material (okoume, etc.)?
     
  12. vinboot
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    Yes, It was all built form 6mm okoume , only the cabin sides are mahogany. (on the photo they were varnished)
     
  13. zombat
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    My restoration works is in progress.
    I work on "double" wooden keel that is covered the main one (painted). It is mounted on sealant and screws.
    As far as I understood this construction protect the bottom. Am I right? Does it provide construction strength? Better to know more about this element.
    I am puzzled a little bit - should I make it leakproof?


     

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  14. vinboot
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    vinboot Junior Member

    Hi Zombat,
    Nice to hear that you are restoring Kliss :). The wormshoe is (as in the building instructions) just a piece of wood to protect the hull. If the boat rests on its keel when drying out, stones and grit can easily damage the paint and epoxy coating of the hull. It has no structural use. In my memory I didn't use any sealant. I drilled 7mm holes in the constructional keel (just at the frames locations, so I had more material) soaked the holes with epoxy, drilled it again to get a nice round hole, put in plastic srew plugs (same as you use in the walls of a house) and screwed the wormshoe. I used the plugs, so the epoxy/ paint barrier was not penetrated. (if I recalled that all correctly, its 34 years ago....)
     
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  15. vinboot
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    I forget to tell you that the holes are "pot" holes, just deep enough for the plugs and screws, so the epoxy barrier is continious.
     
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