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Old 19-04-2019, 01:07   #1
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Hardstand problem

I recently bought an Ian Farrier 18ft Trimaran circa 1980s in dire need of TLC .My problem is how do I hardstand her and remove the outriggers without off balancing , basically what configuration do I need to keep her balanced .This is my first project of this kind . The yacht needs to be removed off the trailer as the drop down keel is in need of repair .Click image for larger version

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Old 19-04-2019, 02:26   #2
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Re: Hardstand problem

I've had two Farrier-designed Corsair trimarans. Both of those had dagger boards. On both, the mast plate was removed and the dagger board was removed by pulling UP and out of the deck.
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Old 19-04-2019, 03:22   #3
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Re: Hardstand problem

Thanks for the info I have attached a few photos and it seems the dagger board is sealed in , I have looked and at present can not find out how to get access .Click image for larger version

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Old 19-04-2019, 05:35   #4
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Re: Hardstand problem

it looks like your best option would be block up under the main hull under the forward and trailing edges of the centerboard trunk with jackstands under the wing near bulkheads 3 & 5. use generous wood blocking under all. Check the forward and aft edges of the wingdeck at those frames to make sure they're still solid. the blocks underneath hold it up, the stands under the wing keep it from rolling over.

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Old 19-04-2019, 09:32   #5
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Re: Hardstand problem

Not to be pedantic but you have a centerboard not a dagger board. Important distinction. One hinges on a pin, the other just moves up and down.

Often centerboard trunks have a cap on the top that can be unbolted and you get to the board from there. That is what I have seen before on non fboats. Maybe some boards have to be dropped from below as what you seem to be thinking. Send us a picture of the top of the trunk.

Also I highly recommend going over to the F-boat group. You will find all the expertise you ever need including archived Ian Farriers numerous answers to individual questions. I've never seen a designer more active in answering so many questions online, right up til his sad and untimely death. There are descriptions and pictures on how to suspend your fboat from the beams to leave the main hull (and floats/amas) hanging free to work under or paint. I've done it myself.

Farrier Marine has an extensive website that will also be of immense help. It is quite large and can be hard to find stuff so I'll pull out some relevant info for you. I recommend spending several hours going thru it if you haven't already.

Here is what he says about yours. Here is how he shows how an fboat can be suspended for a short term, I don't know if it is applicable to your model, (scroll down to page 4). I've seen many write-ups on it, probably on the Fboat group and maybe even on the Farrier website. The whole manual is excellent, read it all. Finally here is a lot of great info

Where are you? There are are fboat/Corsair/multihull clubs, dealers and owners all over the USA. Many in other parts of the world. Find one and you'll likely get an experienced set of hands to help you get started or at least some face to face advice. My local one in Seattle is this; MWMA. There is one in BC, BCMS, Bay area, BAMA, and New England, etc....

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Old 19-04-2019, 11:40   #6
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Re: Hardstand problem

BTW if you are in Seattle our club NWMA has a loaning library for members and we have hard stands to loan if your driveway can house an unfolded fboat. There are several methods one person can unfold the boat on the trailer and then lift it off the trailer and suspend it as shown in the link in my previous post. I've done this myself. Again, I don't know if your older version can do this but being the kind of DIYer I am I'd at least give it a try, slowly and well supported (blocked) secondarily, "just in case".
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Old 20-04-2019, 00:53   #7
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Thanks for the info , I am looking at buying some Brownel boat stands.
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Old 20-04-2019, 00:58   #8
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Thanks for the info on the difference between a daggerboard and centreboard , I located the small panel inside the cabin and the centreboard drops out from below after undoing a few bolts .
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Old 20-04-2019, 10:50   #9
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Good luck. Again, if you are near a multihull club seek it out and benefit from its experienced folks. Have proper sealant on hand to seal up the pin cover plate when you are done. And be sure look at the excellent links I posted above.
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Old 20-04-2019, 11:06   #10
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Good luck. Again, if you are near a multihull club seek it out and benefit from its experienced folks. Have proper sealant on hand to seal up the pin cover plate when you are done. And be sure look at the excellent links I posted above.
All excellent advice. Bravo!
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