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Old 23-01-2015, 19:33   #16
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Re: Building a 38 ft cruising tri. (hughes)

It really takes wanting something that you can't find already built to justify the time and effort. And if sailing fast is the goal, with the kind of budget you've talked about in other threads, seems to me you can find one to buy.
Like maybe Trimaran 1994 Chauss Europ Trimaran an all-carbon 68ft Orma 60 trimaran for $250k
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Old 23-01-2015, 20:35   #17
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Re: Building a 38 ft cruising tri. (hughes)

I came across your thread.
Then later came across a listing for a fast cat for sale. 38 footer. Perhaps you have seen it already or not. It is a big boat that can be trailered and has proven race record, fast.

I am posting here as it may be of interest to someone reading this thread.
I have no connection to the boat.

Fast is fun!
http://http://www.ebay.com/itm/38x24...0&pt=Sailboats


Hmmmmm....apparently the link will not work on the forum.

It is a Crowther 38. Listed on eBay now.

Ad says replacement value is $300k and it sleeps four.
Price is
$77,000

It has an impressive list of race wins on Lake Erie.
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Old 23-01-2015, 20:42   #18
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Re: Building a 38 ft cruising tri. (hughes)

Yes. You and I are similar that way. I've learned to be critical in mechanical things, I know what I like, and frequently the way to get that is to build it. To me, having something that is right is worth some work. And this is especially true for a boat on whose integrity your life may depend.
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Old 24-01-2015, 07:10   #19
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Re: Building a 38 ft cruising tri. (hughes)

I think that Crowther 38 Super Shockwave on eBay is owned by a member here.

38'x24' Crowther Offshore Racing Catamaran Charter Boat | eBay

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Old 24-01-2015, 12:41   #20
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Re: Building a 38 ft cruising tri. (hughes)

Good looking boat- I wonder how those bumps in the bow preform. Thanks for the leads. Got to get a home for her first. (to where I can seriously take it appart and put it back together). Got a couple of prospects up rivers in Tx.
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OK guys, another question for those out there that built their own:
This one looks big enough to cruise in, How much would the basic structure cost to build out of ply/epoxy in his "superfast cylinder method"
Kurt Hughes Multihull Design - Catamarans and Trimarans for Cruising and Charter - 38' Demountable Trimaran
Time expected (hours)?
Anyone have any experience with his designs?
Thanks again.
trimarans are more fun that cats. I have a gorgeous unfinished 35 marples trimaran,there is over $43k in parts $10k plus in wood and $5k in epoxy,then add $43k in labor,there is about $10k left in labor to go.... today's price is $25k plus the trailer. this boat is one of the best designed I have ever seen. ps, I owned kurt Hughes #1
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Re: Building a 38 ft cruising tri. (hughes)

Cavalier, what designer would you use? Want to have a 40 meter trimaran


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Re: Building a 38 ft cruising tri. (hughes)

Newt,

FWIW, our Cross 40 is triple-diagonal cold molded using WEST. My Dad did the building in the '70s with a little help from the kids and wife. Two and a half years full-time + and an estimated 6000-7000 hours. Costs wouldn't be relevant, but I suspect build hours haven't changed a lot.
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pics of your marples tri multihuler?
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Cavalier, what designer would you use? Want to have a 40 meter trimaran


Sent from an undisclosed location on the high seas or from the lounge chair by the pool, you decide.
I wouldn't want a 40 meter tri so can't help you much there. Check the big raceboat designers but try to find one with some humor. Nigel Irens would be interesting as he has handled pretty diverse projects.

A boat that size is going to need crew, management and all the other logistical headaches. The real downside is being too big to sail in some of the more interesting areas, but hey its your boat and the oceans are a pretty big bathtub.
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This site might be of interest: Trimaran Projects and Multihull News: Banuls designed N53 trimaran constructed by McConaghy launched
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