Small trimarans under 20'

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. patzefran
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    patzefran patzefran

    Thanks for your interest,
    We sailed again Strike 20 last monday, you can find a new video under sail here :
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ug32rkrarsn83cy/AACE0uUOSLksidTXjNGY8VURa?dl=0
    Its difficult to have a realistic assessment of boat's performance now, because of "new boat blues ". We have some problems to solve before !
    Among them a jammed main halyhard, retighten the waterstays, fitting the right location of the jib sheet pulley, a bendy boom (lengthened Tornado one definetly too light !). I will report more when all the problems will be sorted out !
    During the first sailing we sailed mainly downwind and the feeling was very positive. In the last movie we were heading to windward with low wind against the strong tidal current along Pyla sand dune. However after after trimming the jib somewhat more inboard, the tacking angle seemed correct. Obviously downwind with current and under gennaker we were much faster !
     
  2. Tiny Turnip
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    I've been enjoying looking at the Scoundrel 22: beautiful boat, presumably fast, folding, trailerable, 5 berth option is impressive (though I suspect that 5 adults actually living on a boat that size for a day or two might lead to some frayed tempers), but...

    isn't nearly $90k for a 22 ft tri without sails, motor, trailer, safety (and navigation?)gear, cockpit winches, and extra for all carbon, isn't that bonkers expensive, or am I just out of touch?
     
  3. Doug Lord
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    Scoundrel 22

    TT, do you have a link or picture of the 22?
     
  4. upchurchmr
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    Google it. Came right up
     
  5. Tiny Turnip
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    Rocket Factory Trimarans http://www.rocketfactorytrimarans.com/rocket-range/scoundrel-22/

    accommodation layouts here: http://www.rocketfactorytrimarans.com/rocket-range/scoundrel-22/accomm-deck-layouts/

    Prices here: http://www.rocketfactorytrimarans.com/rocket-range/scoundrel-22/price-and-options/

    (slightly over the 20 ft mark. - didn't mean to divert the thread)

    I'm just perplexed by the price; I can't countenance spending that sort of money on a small boat - either go bigger or go cheaper (at the expense of a knot or two?)

    by comparison a Farrier F22 is £60-65k for a similar level of completion. There seem to be a fair number of tris at this size in the under $40k area though.
     
  6. Doug Lord
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    Thanks-good looking boat! Good luck in your search....
     
  7. waynemarlow
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    Whats wrong with the rudder arrangement ? Bare in mind as the rudders turn, the tiller bar is going to go toward the rear. lol
     
  8. Richard Woods
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    Remember it is only a drawing of a boat, not a real boat. Come to that, how does the daggerboard work? (or is it a centreboard?)

    RW
     
  9. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    It's a daggerboard and it exits in front of the mast.
     
  10. Richard Woods
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    Thats what I mean. Its a picture, not a boat. There is no hole in the deck, same as the tiller bar will hit the mainsheet as Wayne pointed out

    RW
     
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  13. Tiny Turnip
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    Isn't a hull that wide and square in section going to perform pretty much as a monohull?

    Is it able to plane?
     
  14. upchurchmr
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    So tell me, why are we still seeing renderings of this design instead of real pictures?
    Those are really good computer work, but really, I want to see the actual boat in use.

    Those pictures were available at least 3 or 4 years ago.

    Why is that boat carrying torpedoes?

    I don't see any accommodations, but usually you don't put a trampoline over the main hull.
     

  15. Manfred.pech
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    It might be able. The main hull seems to be wide and flat enough. But I have never seen it on the plane.

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