New trimaran concept?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by stove, May 5, 2015.

  1. stove
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    stove Junior Member

    Hi all.
    Has anyone built or designed a trimaran 20ft-40ft where the amas can slide FORE and AFT? Think of the possibilities:
    Slide the amas aft in the harbour or when stationary or while just cruising slowly, this will create lots of extra buoyancy for a much bigger cockpit than usual.
    Slide the amas forward for extra buoyancy in the bows for sailing downwind fast, this should help with the problem of burrowing (pitch-poling)
    Or keep amas in normal position for normal sailing
    A fast trimaran with a BIG cockpit extended towards the amas sounds like a great idea to me (party platform that can sail fast)
    This could be low-tech where adjustments are made while boat is stationary or hi-tech where adjustments are possible while sailing fast. Whether this will be allowed while racing is another question.

    What's your thoughts on this concept?
     
  2. pogo
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    pogo ingenious dilletante


    Who needs such a ...... ?


    pogo
     
  3. Mr Efficiency
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    Sliding one forward and the other back is another option !
     
  4. stove
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    stove Junior Member

    another option indeed, I can picture it already
     
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    dragonfly
     
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    Scissors
     
  7. pogo
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    pogo ingenious dilletante

    A trimaran using CCC (Claude-Chappe-Concept) should be named

    "Semaphore"


    https://www.fh-kiel.de/fileadmin/da...d_Wissen/Computer_oeffnen_Welten/semaphor.jpg



    both amas forward means " too much wind"

    port ama forward , mainhull and STB ama side by side means " today little STB wind only"

    all three side by side means " no wind"

    both amas back means " party"

    one ama fwd, other back means " hangover"









    pogo
     

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    redreuben redreuben

    Broken
     
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