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Old 30-11-2012, 20:54   #16
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Re: 32' JOHN BROWN SAIL TRI W/NO MOTOR...

I think thats called going aground......sorry, I shouldn't lead you astray...they'll give you "correct" advise on the searunner thread.
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Old 30-11-2012, 22:45   #17
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Is this the Searunner in San Rafael? I went by and took a look at that one... if you'd like my take send me an IM and we can talk. I currently own a Nicole but have had a searunner and do know the view from where you stand now (short on cash, etc.) but I like the advice of don't wait to sail. you really can give the boat away pretty cheap if it proves over-whelming and there are a few anchorages in the bay where you can keep her for free for periods of time... working on the beach in sf is pretty much impossible though between the Coastys and environmentalists (not that they are a bad thing...) .
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Old 30-11-2012, 23:12   #18
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Re: 32' JOHN BROWN SAIL TRI W/NO MOTOR...

Bluetriguy: no, it's not the one in San Rafael....
I'm not even sure this boat I'm considering is a SeaRunner or not-- I'll try to get some better pictures of her...
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Old 30-11-2012, 23:50   #19
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Re: 32' JOHN BROWN SAIL TRI W/NO MOTOR...

That picture looks something like a Piver, Does the main hull have a V chine and are the outer hulls v shaped? Is there a centerboard?
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Old 01-12-2012, 00:40   #20
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Re: 32' JOHN BROWN SAIL TRI W/NO MOTOR...

Not sure what a V-chine is, but the amas are v-shaped in the
interior with a slight flat on the interior bottoms.- I think the exteriors are rounded...(?),
I'm not sure about the centerboard. I saw nothing in the interior cabin to indicate one...
This is a very cooky boat-- the layout is very bizarre. Not really much room, and it's quite a mess right now... but I could make it nice with elbow grease.
There is a wheel in the cabin in a strange spot just at the bow-side front edge of the unique "aft cabin"....and a place to put a tiller all the way center- aft.
With the motor mostly gone, all that space could be really creatively used...
The rudder turns, although I can't see it because it's underwater.
The standing rigging appears strong.

This boat is calling me...........
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:33   #21
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Re: 32' JOHN BROWN SAIL TRI W/NO MOTOR...

The Sea Runner in San Rafael belongs to me,, I M me. if you have questions,,

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Is this the Searunner in San Rafael? I went by and took a look at that one... if you'd like my take send me an IM and we can talk. I currently own a Nicole but have had a searunner and do know the view from where you stand now (short on cash, etc.) but I like the advice of don't wait to sail. you really can give the boat away pretty cheap if it proves over-whelming and there are a few anchorages in the bay where you can keep her for free for periods of time... working on the beach in sf is pretty much impossible though between the Coastys and environmentalists (not that they are a bad thing...) .
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:20   #22
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Re: 32' JOHN BROWN SAIL TRI W/NO MOTOR...

I'm pretty certain it's a Piver. The Nimble is 30 feet and The Herald is 32. Owners tended to do what they wanted on the cabins. Do the beams go all the way through the outer hulls and have their ends open? The Piver's did. There were no centerboards just the ama fins. Plans can be purchased for the printing costs from the Mariners Museum back in Virginia. If it is basically sound it will get you around the Bay fine but in this day won't have much value beyond the fun it gives you so don't dump gold plated gear into it.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:36   #23
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Re: 32' JOHN BROWN SAIL TRI W/NO MOTOR...

Let's start with the basics as in good photos (that aren't so tiny) so we can figure out what the boat actually is. While you're at it, see if there is a centerboard. To find it, look in the center cockpit, which is a feature found on every Searunner and just about every CC searunner too.
  • So, does the boat have center cockpit?
  • Is there a centerboard which should be in the center of the center cockpit and likely covered by with a board.
  • Can you get good photographs with a digital camera, not a polaroid.
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Re: 32' JOHN BROWN SAIL TRI W/NO MOTOR...

an outboard engine on the aft end should work pretty good for a tri.
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Re: 32' JOHN BROWN SAIL TRI W/NO MOTOR...

Thanks for the responses, all..
yes, I will try to get better photos today.
The boat is a 31', but the previous owner added a transon to the stern.
Will check centerboard today.
Boat has a center cockpit.
I know this boat has seen its day , but with an outboard and a jib I could be sailing. I'm NOT thinking to make her IMMACULATE, just liveable and sailable, and USE IT...
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Re: 32' JOHN BROWN SAIL TRI W/NO MOTOR...

Can we please continue on THIS thread, as Maren prompted me.... ?
www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f48/trimaran-especially-searunner-owners-14322-102.html#post1098183


where I posted recent pictures showing the GOOD side of this kooky boat...

Just to be clear, please jump ship to the above thread. Let this one die. Thanks.
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Old 15-01-2013, 19:39   #27
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Hi was wondering if you could give me some advice on my searunner? I slipped on the ice getting off and tore the back stanchion out.

I need to take off the a-frame on that AMA as the break went right up to it. But this may sound stupid how do I get it bolted after the repair not sure someone can climb that far back in the AMA to tighten them down.

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Hope you can give me some insight.
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