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Old 17-09-2008, 13:11   #1
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Hello here.....

I think I see a few familiar faces.

Hi, My name is Oscar, and I am a recovering monomaran sailor.....Almost 50 years with never more than one hull..... Just sold my Catalina 42. Long story, but the bottom line was that it was costing more than I could justify. Until the last kid goes off to college it's a trailer sailor. But..... I've discovered 55knots by land/20 knots by sea....... Looking for an F27 folding tri.......
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Old 17-09-2008, 13:12   #2
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Good luck Oscar. I hope you find a nice one.
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Nice boats, if speed is king.

Or you could make one yourself with a couple of hulls from somebodies no longer competitive hobie and a trailable drop keel.
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Old 17-09-2008, 13:24   #4
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Good choice. Comparatively easy to rig, a thrill to sail, and just enough room for a camping-style weekend. You'll need a fairly hefty tow vehicle. Leaving it in the water is a problem because the whole outsides of the amas will collect marine life when folded. So many were built that there is a pretty predictable used value. Small enough that replacing hardware is not exorbitant. keep it in a 9' slip. Go for it!
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Old 17-09-2008, 13:31   #5
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Got a half ton Suburban..... It has pulled a Catalina 250 and a 33 foot travel trailer. All set. It will live in the backyard here in Bethlehem. No marine growth there.
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Old 17-09-2008, 13:52   #6
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You might also consider a Dragonfly: Dragonfly Trimarans by Quorning Boats of Denmark | New Dragonfly New Dragonfly

This is a link to the brand new 28 footer, but there are a number of 25 footers and 920's around.

I think the swing wing system is really neat, and faster to use than the F-boat system.

They are probably more expensive though...

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Old 17-09-2008, 14:03   #7
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Actually there is a Dragonfly 25 for sale close to here. Problem is that with even ama's folded it exceeds the road legal beam, thus requiring removal......not quick and easy like the F-boats.
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Old 18-09-2008, 14:48   #8
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Oscar, Please Be In Touch

Hello Oscar,

I'm very interested in The tri that is nearby you. Would it be asking too much trouble to contact me with any info you may have? I believe you can send email to me directly through this web site.

Thank You,

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THere is one in annapolis if you are interested contact me out of forum
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Thanks, Sabray, e-mail sent......
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