Originally Posted by ejlindahl
This is an early 1960's performance multihull and, as was said before, it was THE fastest sail boat in the 1960s and 1970s on Puget Sound
. The Northwest Multihull Association had its monthly potluck/meeting last night and Invictus was discussed quite a bit. It is fast in light winds but at 10 or 12 knots TWS it just takes off. One or two were present who helped sail her to her current
location in 2013. Consensus was that it is not in bad shape at all but you will be camping in it till you get around to building out the interior
. More importantly, it is an important bit of history
in our local multihull scene and it must be saved. Trouble is none of us present are of the age or inclination to do so. We must find someone to step up and save this unique, early performance multi. And if someone does please contact our club
so we can keep tabs on it. Also a potential buyer can get the inside scoop from those very familiar with this boat. See post 1302 for the pics. It seems that it is off of Craigs List in Seattle
but the club can find the contact number if anyone is still interested.
Sue and I decided to pass on Invictus, not because it lacks potential or has major problems, it's just a bigger project
than we want to take on despite a strong sentimental attachment to her. As ejlindahl mentions, it has basically no interior. Some of the windows could use resealing/new H rubber. The outboard
well was never that satisfactory. There are a few places where the fiberglass
could use some touchup. The backing under the genoa
tracks is soft (but not, I think, the deck). The running rigging
could use a run through the washing
machine. The hulls, cross arms, deck
, and standing rigging
seem fine. It has a large sail inventory. I was told the boat was last sailed in 2013, so it should be usable with very little work. Restoring/converting it to the boat Sue and I are looking for would take more time and money
than at our age we're willing to commit. Having said that, it's far too much boat to head
to the scrap pile. There have been offers, the largest I've heard is $2000, but there may be more by now.
Response by the seller to inquires via Craigslist has been spotty. I have direct contact info (and I expect ejlindahl does as well) I can send to anyone interested. My wife also took some cell phone
pictures we can forward.
And thanks to this nudge from ejlindahl, I'll get off my butt and rejoin NWMA.