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Old 21-06-2015, 00:18   #16
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Re: Fast Tri - advice required

Thanks Captain 58. Yes you can get them on deck but the cost goes up massively.
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Old 21-06-2015, 00:22   #17
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Thanks Tom. Good advice. I definitely want a boat I can handle on my own or with just my wife. I'm not primarily interested in racing but it would be fun to get a crew together every now and then.

I need to try a few different options and see which suits me best.
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Old 21-06-2015, 00:24   #18
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Garrobito. Unfortunately the Rapido is way out of budget! Also I'd have nowhere to keep it. Moorings are in pretty short supply here.
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Old 21-06-2015, 08:27   #19
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Please consider the Corsairs. Very easily "demountable", and fast! And tehy come in different sizes.
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Old 21-06-2015, 09:17   #20
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Go for the Newick. You will never regret it.
I have been sailing mine, often singlehanded for the past 25 years. She is a joy to sail.
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Old 21-06-2015, 09:51   #21
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Another Newick fan!
The other approach on the mast issue is to work with a rig designer to figure out where to cut it in 2 for shipping then reassemble with the correct insert when it arrives. This has to be priced out to see if the additional labor is less than the over length shipping costs of course.
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Old 21-06-2015, 09:59   #22
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Thanks Steve. Will do. There was a Corsair 28 for sale here recently but it was sold before I could even go and look at it. Tris don't seem to be that popular here so I may have to make a few trips to see what different boats are like.
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Old 21-06-2015, 10:03   #23
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Hi Slainte. Which Newick have you got? Is there anything I should particularly watch out for? The one in HK is an echo 36. I'm sure she's very fast and she certainly looks to be in great condition. The current owner sailed her here from NZ so she's definitely a blue water boat.
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Old 21-06-2015, 10:04   #24
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Thanks Cavalier. That's a very good idea!
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Old 21-06-2015, 10:31   #25
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Mine is a 'Three Cheers" The Echo is a newer design and probably as fast
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Old 21-06-2015, 12:49   #26
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Jay, look for a Buccanneer 33. Designed by Loch Crowther in the early 70's. He had a demountable version that met your requirements.
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Old 21-06-2015, 14:58   #27
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hi, Have you checked out the Tony Grainger Tris...As a Multihull Broker [ex] I've tried out a few different boats over the years but found the Grainger boats excellent and hard to fault, especially for cruiser.racing and easy to sail short-handed.. I'm a fan of the Spoon Bay 10.6 which would be a good Single handed boat... The Newicks I still like but probably more from a romantic point of view..They're too small for cruising and live aboard and not as easy to move about on..Farriers are to expensive..Crowthers too last century, etc.. The bonus for picking up a boat here in NZ or in Australia is Hong Kong is pretty local and deck cargo is reasonably priced or if it was me I'd sail it up..
If you want another look at the Grainger boats check out his website, he's building in Thailand now and I think there is a boat there thats for sail, but can't remember what size it is/was..
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Old 21-06-2015, 22:08   #28
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I have sailed tris a little, mostly Fboats; stuff like C24, C27 and C31. Lots of fun and loved them, but I would up getting a Seawind cat because it was much more suited to cruising.

I did have a long visit on an F36 and an interesting talk with the owner/builder. For a while it was the only boat I considered as an alternative to the Seawind and what I considered its combination of comfort and speed.

But one thing the F36 owner said stuck in my mind. The Fboat is only able to go fast with a crew who knew how to sail and a skipper who was capable.

I have no problem singlehanding my Seawind, and just finished a four day passage with a friend who lacked basic sailing skills.

Not saying tris are not a good choice for you, just that sailing a tri fast may mean you will have to get a good crew and perhaps upgrade your skill set.
I don't know where you got this idea of needing crew. Maybe for racing when you need to do fast sail changes?

A tri is not different than other sailing boats. They can be set up for efficient single handing. Mine is.
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Old 22-06-2015, 07:59   #29
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Corsairs are made in Vietnam. Just buy one and ship it or sail it.
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Thanks Paul I'll check it out.
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