Kraken 40. Racing Trimaran

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  1. oldsailor7
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    Why was Lock Crowthers Kraken 40 trimaran so sucessful?
     
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    Tell us, you are just itching to.
     
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    Foils! Oh, wait........
     
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    Welcome back OS7.
     
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    Kraken 40

    Paddy, don't leave us hanging........Hope all is well!
     
  6. Gary Baigent
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    Because in those days the Kraken 40 (and K33 and K55) were proportionately wider in overall beam to the others. Also, again for their times, they were light plus being aerodynamically clean. Crowther was ahead of his times.
     

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    This sounds like the start of a joke, but what do you mean by "successful" in this context, and compared to what?
     
  8. Manfred.pech
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    When I saw first Kraken 40 I was so fascinated that I could not stop staring at it. The long slender hulls the beams the whole construction seemed so extraordinary. It looked like a wonderful big flying insect between the beetles.
    Lock Crowther was not only a great designer he was a visionaire and an artist. I hope I will find some better fotos but these were my first taken at Sandwich marina, Sandwich Kent, GB (1973??).

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    If it looks like an airplane, sails like an airplane, then it probably is a Kraken 40.:cool:
     
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    Did you find a plan set Paddy?
     
  13. oldsailor7
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    Locks K40 was successful in every way. As a racer, or a fast cruiser for four people. It was a beautiful looking machine as designed.
    Unfortunately some were built with ugly looking deck houses which were not really necessary.

    Sorry Cav. I have not been able to find a set of plans
     
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    I knew we'd been here before. Good link for a refresher.
     
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