Multihull transport photos

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Corley, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Corley
    Joined: Oct 2009
    Posts: 3,757
    Likes: 182, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 826
    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Corley epoxy coated

    In the July-August edition of Multihulls World there is a link to a French company that transports multihulls. The custom built trailers they use and the tight spaces they have managed to squeeze multihulls through are impressive. Feel free to add pics of other tight multihull extractions.

    http://www.multitrans.fr
     
  2. Cat2Fold
    Joined: May 2012
    Posts: 56
    Likes: 1, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 13
    Location: Felt, Idaho

    Cat2Fold Junior Member

  3. Richard Woods
    Joined: Jun 2006
    Posts: 2,206
    Likes: 160, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 1244
    Location: Back full time in the UK

    Richard Woods Woods Designs

    Back in the mid 1980's we used to build the 35ft Flica and Banshee catamaran in Cornwall, UK. Despite the yard having a seaview the nearest launching spot was seven miles away down a road that was only 14ft wide. So we had to make an angled trailer. Even then, the upper hull used to have to go several miles above a dry stone wall

    About 40 boats were taken this route

    "If it survives the launching it will survive anything"

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

    www.sailingcatamarans.com
     

    Attached Files:

    1 person likes this.
  4. hoytedow
    Joined: Sep 2009
    Posts: 5,622
    Likes: 255, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 2489
    Location: North of Cuba

    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Cool. How much did the boat in the photo weigh?
     
  5. Richard Woods
    Joined: Jun 2006
    Posts: 2,206
    Likes: 160, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 1244
    Location: Back full time in the UK

    Richard Woods Woods Designs

    The Banshees averaged about 3500kgs (ours was lighter). The Flicas about 4500kgs

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

    www.sailingcatamarans.com
     
  6. HASYB
    Joined: Jun 2011
    Posts: 310
    Likes: 16, Points: 18, Legacy Rep: 143
    Location: The Netherlands

    HASYB Senior Member

    Don't know anything from the situation, but looking at the picture and body language of the figure he might want some things different.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. aussiebushman
    Joined: Oct 2009
    Posts: 273
    Likes: 25, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 132
    Location: Taralga NSW

    aussiebushman Innovator

    And I thought that I was the only crazy one!

    When I built the 30' cat, it was inside a factory with just a roller door between the boat and the wharf. Fine, except just as I was aligning the hulls prior to starting the bridgedeck, some 6th sense made me go OUTSIDE the door to check. Surprise - the opening was "stepped" around the roller frame and was 200 mm less wide outside than inside. Even with 200 mm off the beam, the boat went through with just a piece of masonite as padding.

    Cat2Fold and I also share the experience of building at a mountain retreat. The tri. just launched required a new road to be dozed over the top of a very steep hill. I had also misjudged the length of the folding beams relative to the trailer height so instead of the amas folding OVER the wheel arches, they sat outside. This meant less than 100 mm clearance between the amas and the road. A stray rock soon became the lesson of the day (three days actually to repair the damage) prior to 300 km trip to the launching place. Amazingly, no further damage except for a bit of scraped paint. Never again!

    Alan
     

    Attached Files:

  8. redreuben
    Joined: Jan 2009
    Posts: 1,712
    Likes: 93, Points: 48, Legacy Rep: 349
    Location: Beaconsfield Western Australia

    redreuben redreuben

    Transporting Multihulls

    Miss Cindi takes car topping to new levels !
     

    Attached Files:

  9. Corley
    Joined: Oct 2009
    Posts: 3,757
    Likes: 182, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 826
    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Corley epoxy coated

    A short video of a trimaran haulout. Looks like a useful trailer for the job.

     

  10. SerjKu
    Joined: Nov 2010
    Posts: 9
    Likes: 1, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 30
    Location: Russian Federation

    SerjKu Junior Member

    Catamaran Alingi.:cool:
    289.6a00d83451b05569e20120a52bf34d970c-900wi.jpg
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.