What boat?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Marvout, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Marvout
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    Marvout Junior Member

    What boat is this?

    I've been reading this forum (again) after finding out about the buccaneer 24. As I was running through some of my old pictures I've collected over time I found this. At first glance, it almost looks like a modified Buc24, but obviously not. The colour scheme is quite Dragonfly-esque.



    Just out of curiosity, what would be the advantage of adding this kind of cabin to a Buc24.

  2. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    tri cabin

    That is an interesting cabin, but I think it would overload a buc 24. Almost all of the buc is structural, and to properly brace that sort of cabin, I think you would be adding 125-150 lbs, all forward where you don't want the weight. The 24 is maxed out at about 2200 lbs,(Crowther said 2000) and it is hard to build it under 1300 lbs keeping to the plans- when you add 200 lbs of engine, sails and equipment, not much is left for gear and crew. Go to the Buc 24 forum, there is a lot of info and experience there. B
  3. ThomD
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    ThomD Senior Member

    I can't see it needing to add that much weight, that's more than an ama, and all you are really adding is the added width and height of the deck and wings, there is going to be a deck there. That said any weight is probably a bad idea, and not sure how useable that forward space would be. Seems pretty aero though. It would possibly be weaker than just caping at deck level.
  4. Marvout
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    Marvout Junior Member

    How much time do you spend up front walking there? That wide span might take a bit to make strong enough to walk on.

    Any guesses to what boat this is though? I'd like to see if I can find more info on the web again.

  5. Richard Woods
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    Richard Woods Woods Designs

    Marvout I think you may be right. It might be a Trident 27, forerunner of the Dragonfly.

    Or a Pinta? Both Scandinavian from the 1970's

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

  6. pogo
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    pogo ingenious dilletante

    It`s a Trident 27, she`s from Quorning but not the forerunner of the Dragonfly 25/800 (for structural and rigging principle that have been Nielsen`s Fleuret and Pinta)
    The Trident`s hulls one can perhaps describe as a mix of Crowther and Newick designs of those days.
    For 27`she`s roomy.



    There`s a forum for Trident owners where you`ll find more pix and info:

    The Pinta was designed in 1968 by danish Designer Ib Pors Nielsen and world`s first GRP production trimaran. Til `75 (?) 23 Boats have been built by Ingmar Lindstroem in Sweden.

    (click on "Zeichnung" and "Videos")

    Here in North Europe one can buy both boats pretty cheap (beginning at about 12000Euro), they are still fast.

    There are few upgraded boats, like a Trident lengthened to 31`, the Superpinta
    with larger carbonrigg, a racing Pinta with less headroom (1m !) built by Designer Stefan Toernblom (now with Carbonmat and about 75m2 for 1300kg, and a Pinta with additional Foils. Those Boats are competetive Racer/Cruiser , Racer.


    Immer handflach Wasser unter`m Schwertschlitz !

  7. Marvout
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    Marvout Junior Member

    Thanks. Amazing how one or two words can lead a person to the right info and without it, one is completely lost in the web.

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