New 27' trimaran design by Kurt Hughes

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  1. Corley
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    Hot - Hot - Sizzle

    Gooday Corley - Thanks for posting that - WOW - HOT just ain't the 1/2 of it.

    Sure hope Hughes fills in all the details - looks the 'real-McCoy'

    No I don't know who Simmo is - but let's hope he builds a 'light-weight' one of them - I'd sure be hanging-out to see, hear, read & cost one of 'dem machines'. Ciao, james

    It'll - go like the 'clappers' - - shame it doesn't fit into the '8.5' box rule - - or in fact that the '8.5 box rule' isn't smart enough to see the bigger - longer range (like the next 40 years) picture & allow for a - - 'Mark 2' - 8.5 box rule- - just to show the rest of the world that the K1's have got it all together. I know they have but others are a lot slower - - if the K1's would just get an 1/8 - 3/16 - 1/4 - 3/8 - 1/2 bigger - - '8.5' box rule set of figures - it'd only take a year to see just how many people would just into & upto that level of comp. Lots I'd suggest. Ciao, james
     
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    Simmo having some fun with his current KHSD 24 (muffalo). Looks like he runs a charter with the boat.
     

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    Have any of Kurt's boats placed in the big races?
     
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    27' Kurt Hughes

    Great find ,Corley! Has Hughes used lifting foils on any previous designs?
     
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    Now that is a true OPEN 8.5m, not restricted ... as is the "open?" NZ 8.5.
    Shame they couldn't have thought this far (meaning similar to the Kurt Hughes design) when they formulated their committee decision rule.
    Okay, blaze away ... but you have to admit you were wrong ... and backward. Okay, continue to blaze. Cheers.
     
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    that is one of the problems with committee set rules, may be it should have been called semi-restricted 8.5 instead. Was there a cost focus when setting up the rules?
     
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    Yeah he has drawn some on a concept for Phil Steggal's 40' racing trimaran dont think the renders are on the website though.
     
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    Thats a good question there is no doubt they are above average performers and lightweight for their size but most are geared to be cruisers with a performance edge. Kurt generally draws quite conservative rigs and his boats have an excellent record as far as capsize. On a club level it appears his boats have done well but he is such a blunt character he doesn't put much stow in beating his chest about it if you look through his short blurbs on each design he will sometimes mention how the boats went in competition. As far as I know he hasn't really drawn any large glamour boats solely for ocean racing that work tends to go to the big design houses.

    He talks about some race results on his page on racing multihulls
    http://www.multihulldesigns.com/designs_stock/racing.html

    Love his big cruising trimarans though some examples here:
    Atlantis (looks like she would eat the miles effortlessly) http://www.multihullcompany.com/Trimaran_for_Sale/SS63/Atlantis

    Rosinante
    http://www.multihullcompany.com/Trimaran_for_Sale/Hughes_-_Perry/Rosinante
     
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    Interesting Corey, the Hughes Perry was built near me, I was given the tour by the builder. I shouldn't tell tales out of school but he had hardware teething troubles because his hands were tied by the owner. I did hear the things I told them would break did and got replaced by correctly sized gear. (Little things like masthead fittings...) The quality of build was excellent- they used carbon leftovers from the America's Cup 12 meter builds going on then.
    I asked because even back when I hadn't heard of any in the big races but saw a few like sports cars rigged for touring.
     
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    I think what your seeing is the anchor housing built into the beam and the anchor chain going back to the winch. A smart design feature to centralise the weight in the main hull and neatly executed. As far as I know none of Kurt's big cruising trimarans fold they are intended to be crane outs or to use wide commercial haul out facilities. You can also dry them out on the sand or mud for a bottom scrub.
     
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    Ah yes you are right, the chain is clearly visible on the fifth photo.

    Do you know of other big tris (let's say more than 45') built recently as cruiser racer ?

    There is the one designed by Irens/Cabaret :
    http://www.nigelirens.com/FRAMEnewprojects3.htm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJtF0m208Vk

    Also a 50' from Lerouge that was built for cruising :
    http://www.banik.org/Croisieres/Pages/RV1.htm
    (built by themselves and their third boat building ! first a steel mono, then a ULDB composite mono, then this one ...)
     
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    Thanks for posting that article on the Lerouge I'd not seen it before. Tri's are a tough sell for a world cruiser but they are certainly beautiful and capable boats. There are a couple more Kurt Hughes 63' trimarans in build and he has updated his 75' trimaran plans for a client.

    http://multihullblog.com/2012/01/new-75-trimaran-design/
     

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    or in any race at all, in the last 10 years?
     
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