Non-foiling trimarans under 20'

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Tom Makes Things, Sep 25, 2019.


  1. upchurchmr
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    Russel,

    I probably baited you.
    As I said, your father was a hero of mine for a long time.
    I still remember the quote in his first book about building a tri with a huge centerboard to investigate what was required. Still have the book.
    After becoming an engineer I thought about that as a realistic, practical way to develop a product.
    Something that many engineers I know don't have a clue about.
    I sailed one up on the Salish Sea as a rental. The wind was blowing, and I had a real concern that I wasn't getting back to the dock, with my wife and son waiting for me in the car. It might have affected my opinion.
    I did look at the website to see about buying one. There is remarkably nothing on the website except come buy one.
    Nothing about it being designed for rental/vacation where you have to design for the lowest common denominator.
    And the nearest one was 1000mi away.
     
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