Prindle 19-based small tri

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Teleman, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Teleman
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    Teleman Junior Member

    I have the opportunity to buy a complete good condition Prindle 19 cat for a bargain price, including trailer, beach trolley, sails etc.

    I'm too old to sail a hi-performance cat, am interested in using this as the base for a small simple local cruising/camping tri. Flat-bottom ply main hull with enough internal volume for a berth/seat, a little cooking space, an esky, a bucket with a lid.

    Simple quick and cheap build is more important than ultimate performance. I want to get out there on nice days and have a relaxed sail at a reasonable average pace and be able to stay out (sheltered anchorage or beached) for a weekend.

    I've looked at the Tremolino, don't know if plans are still available and if it would work with the Prindle 19 hulls/rig.

    Any suggestions or advice from people here with relevant experience and knowledge would be helpful.

    Edit: Folding/trailering is not a big priority. Plenty of places here to keep it floating/drying out in shelter.
     
  2. Tom.151
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    The Prindle would be a great source for amas. Just buy it before it's gone ;)

    The Tremolino would be great for what you describe for usage, though you might do with a bit less length - maybe a Strike 20.

    With the Tremolino, I'd do the rear beam in the location of the latest model, so that it doesn't obstruct the cabin top, which allows you access to the aft cabin much more conveniently while you're sailing.

    For a solo sailor having one cabin set up as the cooking and nav area and the other cabin set up as the sleeping cabin will work great.

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  4. freddyj
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    Would a Crowther Buccaneer 24 be an option? Center hull easy to build.
     
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    basil Senior Member

    Richard Woods are very easy to follow.

    Strike 5.7 008.JPG Strike 5.7 006.JPG
     
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    Forgot to put a the word "plans" into the sentence
     

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    Basil has stretched his boat. I posted this link elsewhere on this forum. A Strike 20 with Nacra 5.8 outriggers and Hobie 18 mast with running backstays, proven essential if you use a big genoa and/or screecher



    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

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