Small trimarans under 20'

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  1. Vantage475T
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    Looks like some more details are available for Len Surtees Sting 600 - swapped some emails with him and should be more coming soon as well:
    sting600.net https://www.sting600.net/

    Have to say I really like the look of what I can see so far.
     
  2. upchurchmr
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    Looks like what I have been wanting for a long time.
    I sent a question just to try and encourage Surtees in his progress.
    Hope he comes up with a "home builder" option.
     
  3. Doug Lord
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  4. Vantage475T
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    Yes he is selling plans:
    sting600.net https://www.sting600.net/price-list
    I don't know if plans for the spars as well as he is offering to manufacture those and they certainly don't sound expensive to me?
    I've just dropped him a line about the sails and wingmast set up as well.
     
  5. Tiny Turnip
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    Thanks. Yes, I've been trawling through youtube looking for Astus stuff. There's a lengthy piece on the 20.2 - the predecessor of the 20.5, which has some good film at speed.



    (I should mention that the main hull is 19.5 feet, and so it sneaks in under the bar for this thread ;))
     
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    Looks very much up my street too.
     
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  7. Cholsson
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    Here is a teaser from my first test-sailing (after my rebuild) with my Outlaw trimaran in Sweden. Wind about 5 m/s, really great weather! :)
    360 video, you can see all angles, use the Youtube app or look at your computer
     
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  8. Doug Lord
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    Congratulations!
     
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  9. zzarganas
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    Chris this video is AMAZING. Congrats for the boat rebuild and offcourse the filming. It looks so professional filmed.....its awesome.
     
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  10. Richard Woods
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    Patrick in France usually posts on this thread but now its my turn. He just sent me a link to a couple of videos of his home built plywood main hull Strike 20 trimaran, taken when out sailing a few days ago.

    He is using a Nacra 5.8 beach cat for outriggers and a Hobie mast. This video shows him reaching fast, over 15 knots.



    In an email he wrote "My friend at the helm is a long time Hobie 14 / 16 sailor (76 years old!), but he sails too conservatively for he is not used to screecher and spinnaker!"

    And in this one sailing to windward. Over 10 knots at times



    You can see more on the Strike 20 here

    Sailing Catamarans - Strike 20 racing trimaran using a F18 beach cat for hulls and rig http://sailingcatamarans.com/index.php/designs-2/27-trimarans-under-25/433-strike-20

    and many more videos here

    Woods Designs https://www.youtube.com/user/WoodsDesigns

    Patrick also has a Strike 15 trimaran and he is experimenting with curved foils on the outriggers. He wrote "Starboard foil broken again at 15.7 kt !" But he also wrote "So the top speed of the Strike 15 with foil is near the Strike 20 !"

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs
    www.sailingcatamarans.com
     
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  11. gonzo
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    There has been a mention about being able to fly the main hull on a tri. At that point, what is the real difference to a cat flying a hull?
     
  12. Doug Lord
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    Depends on the trimaran. Trimarans can be wider than cats the same length- even oversquare- and so can have substantially more RM when flying the main hull as compared to a cat flying the windward hull.
     
  13. gonzo
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    Aren't some cats also oversquare?
     
  14. Richard Woods
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    No, mainly because the beams would be huge and thus heavy. The trimaran scores as the individual beams are shorter, even though they carry the weight of an unused outrigger

    RW
     
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  15. Doug Lord
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    The new technology that is also a new way to fly the main hull:
    Gitana 17:
    Gitana Foiling!.jpg

    Banque Pop:
    Banque Populaire no pix credit.jpg
     
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