Small trimarans under 20'

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

  1. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    It has its moments and some areas of deep water and the main shipping channels are dredged but it's a bit like Westernport Bay it looks like paradise on a sunny day when the tide is up but paradise can look mighty short on water at low tide.
     
  2. gypsy28
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    gypsy28 Senior Member

    I sail my Hobie 16 on Moreton Bay all the time and my rudders know all about the sand bars (not to mention the turtles, dolphins, dugongs, jellyfish and other floating objects). There is a saying about Moreton Bay sailors "There are those that admit they have run aground and the rest are liars" As much as I love foilers, I doubt I'd risk one in the Bay outside the shipping lanes. I was at a regatta last month where 2 A class "Z" foils and a T rudder were destroyed. Expensive hobby!
     
  3. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Moreton Bay

    Thanks, g28-always interested in new places!
     
  4. Vantage475T
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    Vantage475T Vantage475T

    ISO Trimaran

    I'm just lashing together a prototype trimaran based initially on an old ISO dinghy which is 4.75m and would fall under this category.

    I will start a new thread on it shortly, I currently am finishing attching the frame, trampoline and epoxying the first outrigger.

    Plan is once this initial stage is sorted so it cna be sailed this spring, to replace the ISO dinghy with a bespoke hull using all of the ISO kit I have spare.

    My work is very busy until February now so I probably can't dunk it in the water for initial testing for a while yet but I can start getting some info up about it and wait for the derisive comments.
     
  5. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Banshee Ambulance

    Have you seen the "Banshee Ambulance"? It's a Cherub dinghy made into a trimaran:

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  6. shipwright
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    shipwright Junior Member

    Attachments

    Hi Troops: I am having difficulty uploading an attachment. only file to attach is autocad which few will have, DFX-PDF Comes up as invalid file. any help?
    shipwright:cool:
     

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  7. shipwright
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    shipwright Junior Member

    Moreton Bay

    Hi Troops: luv your comments re the Bay, it can be amazing to see the real estate visible when the tide goes out, tide height can vary but average 2m.

    Re: the proliferation of square headed main sails these days, they bring back recollections of our older boats with a gaff top of the sail was basically uncontrollable for twist, as is the modern square top ,every photo you see has the boom sheeted in tight, but the square top has considerable twist.
    it may work ok down wind.
    Comments?
    Shipwright:cool:
     
  8. Doug Lord
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    click on "manage attachments", then "choose file", then "open", then "upload"
    and that should work.
     
  9. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

  10. shipwright
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    shipwright Junior Member

    Side View

    Hi Guys: Xmas eve on my own.
    See Side Elevation 6.3m Tri.
    I sail with a Hobie group-social sailing,had a xmas meet at Wivenhoe dam.
    o to 5kn for a while then a good storm arrived with 20kn had a terrific sail.
    hardly move the next day.

    Shipwright:cool:
     

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  11. SaminSamin
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    Looking great! What is the status of the project?
     
  12. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    Could you show us the post # of the 3 in one post above.
    I went back 10 pages and didn't find it.
     
  13. SaminSamin
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    That would be #623 ...
     

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  14. upchurchmr
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    Thanks, it would be nice to have the update and more pictures.
     

  15. Cholsson
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    Cholsson Junior Member

    New Chryz10 small trimaran, Miami Edition

    Happy Easter! I have built yet another small trimaran :)
    Chryz10 Miami Edition. Had so much great material at home to build a new boat with. I have not test-sailed it yet. Its not that good weather in Sweden right now.
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    more info at http://smalltrimarans.com/ and at my blog www.chryz10.com
    Also created a walkaround-video :)
    https://youtu.be/m9f2KFmzra0

    Will it float? :)

    br
    Chris
     
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