New 50 ft tri

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Elmo, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Elmo
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  2. Tad
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    Huge credit for re-thinking the cruising tri concept.......but!!

    That is one huge weird *** boat!

    High performance sailing (cruising) where you stand out on the wing seat, no protection.....halyards (and sheets?) inside???.......horrible cockpit where you can't see anything with uncomfortable little benches......and those gray hobbit holes to sleep in?

    No thanks....huge possibilities though with a new arrangement including a raised (and covered) central cockpit...a big one!
  3. RHP
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    Interesting but what is the advantage of that boat over a modern catamaran?

    Externally it looks like a generic catamaran with an added centre hull.
  4. basildog
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    This is just plain wrong - sailing along with 3 hulls in the water - no cockpit - water slamming up the wings - and so it goes on.
    As someone just said why not a catamaran
  5. glasssurfer
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    that thing is still pretty damn sweet, ive never seen anything like that. im tall, is there enough headroom for a guy whos 6"3???

    sweet boat tho, bet it goes pretty fast.
  6. Landlubber
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    I am sure the novelty of steering the ******* will wear off pretty quick, imagine standing there all day......wot me worry?
  7. Elmo
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    Excellent guys !

    Thank you for the input.

    I don`t think there was a single comment put here that could be disputed.

    I posted this because it was different.

    I still don`t understand the HUGE volume of those amas.

    Cost aside , I could never see myself owning one.
  8. Chris Ostlind

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    Because the boat has a fairly large weight issue that needs to be supported in a wide variety of potential conditions.
  9. boat fan
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    That boat does look heavy Chris ....but......overkill it seems .... the amas look as if they have more volume than the center hull.....?
  10. Elmo
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    I agree this really necessary ?
    I would think with amas of that volume , a cat would be more sensible.
    No ?
  11. Sinclair D-R
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    Neel 50

    Good day to all,

    This tri,
    Designed by famous NA: Michel Joubert and Bernard Nivelt with Eric Bruneel' racing experience and palmares
    should be given the benefit of the doubt,
    to say the least.
  12. RHP
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    I agree thats some pedigree but it depends on the design brief surely.

    The boat we see is the result of a commission which I dont quite understand.
  13. Fanie
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    My take on this one -

    I like large ama's, I dislike when they drown.

    Just two things -

    The cabin could have been shortened and they could have made the aft deck larger, extend deck to the rear of the ama's and center hull..

    If the cabin was widened the ama's may be used for berthing if accessable form the cabin, yes, similar to a cat.

    I doubt it's going to very fast, but it would be a nice stable cruiser.

    A cat sits on two hulls at a time, a tri sit on the center hull and gets supported by it's ama's.
    In this case it looks like they wanted both ama's to support simultanuously, the width shoud make it fairly stable.
  14. DaveJ
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    I'm with you there, the uneducated guess i can come up with is that with all that beoyancy out on the ama's this boat reefing rating is going to be alot higher. But what gets me is it has no traveller and no boom vang. How are they going to control the sail shape in anything other than closed hauled. Afterall thats the big advantage for a multihull, keeping a proper sail shape off the wind.

  15. ThomD
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    ThomD Senior Member

    The website answers a lot of the questions posed.

    - The amas are designed for light immersion in normal use, not to be a three hull cat. Photos do show windward hull clearance with the water.

    - The boat can largely be handled/sailed ? from inside. i don't see an inside helm though maybe there is an auto pilot.

    - They really wanted a different layout, what they refer to as a loft. 650 sq feet on one level

    - They have good head room even in the mechanical storage area.

    - They expect high sailing performance, with 300 mile days.
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