New folding mechanism for old Texas Trimaran

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Texas-Tri, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Texas-Tri
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    Texas-Tri Junior Member

    Picture of bulkhead

    Here is a picture of the forward bulkhead on the starboard side. This square bulkhead goes all the way down into the bilge and up the otherside. I just looked at it and now I realize that it is two thin plywood bulkheads that are glassed together to make the square tube.
     

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  2. aussiebushman
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    aussiebushman Innovator

    Hi all

    Just found this old post about Ratcheting Ladder Hinges and would like to see some detailed drawings and/or pictures if anyone has some please.

    In another thread, I mentioned my intention to build a Trinardo (instead of a Catri 24 clone first considered) and from what I have read here, the ladder hinges might be better than some of the home made folding systems though the one used on the Scarab 670 looks bullet-proof.

    Any help appreciated

    Alan
     

  3. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    waterstays?

    I think the texas tri had waterstays, it looks like the fittings are still there on the main hull. Bruce
     
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