Hi I'm new to this site & picked it up from googling 'Trireme 38'.
My brother & myself built two of these, rigged as cutters from scratch, starting in 1979 & launching them in 1988. We lived on our boat 'OTO' in Southampton
for three years then rented out our house & sailed off.
We spent three years in the Med, 18 months in the Carribean, 2 1/2 years on the East Coast
of the USA. We then went back to the Carribean, then through the Panama Canal
, across the Pacific to NZ. Then back to Gibraltar
via the Suez Canal. We sold the boat in 2004. The boat performed Flawlessly, sailed well & looked after us a couple of times things got a bit hectic. I would certanly recommend them. When we built them we painted the frames & hull
plates where they touched the frames, then grit blasted the boat, inside & out, when we sold our boat the paintwork inside & out was as good as when we built it. If I was to buy a second hand steel
boat I would look first at the paint
condition inside the hull
, all steel boats rust from the inside out!!.
There is a picture of the boat here:-
All the best,