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Old 16-11-2015, 10:27   #16
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Congratulations!

You and I can commiserate on the process since we just bought our Corsair 36 tri over in Victoria, BC and we are in Maryland!

Have a great time; you'll be smiling quite often now!
As you know I was considering 2 tris in BC but this one was easier with just a Washington title and not being documented. I think that Harris tri up there could be had for a good price if anyone is interested.
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Old 16-11-2015, 11:35   #17
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Sand Crab, Crowthers have been around forever and for a good reason. You picked well and she is a beauty. Don't forget to get ventilation going in the cabin when you are cooking with gas burner stoves. Composting toilets the only way to go. I love Spartan boats and she certainly is that. If it is not too personal of a question...how much did you plunk down?

I have seen some cats and tri's even put a little roller epoxied onto the ama to help facilitate retrieving dinks. Also the little electric autopilots draw very little current so that shouldn't be too much out of pocket. You are going to have a great time with this boat...happy for you .
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Old 16-11-2015, 12:18   #18
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Congrats
Looks like you done good!!
Happy sailing
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So, I did it. It was a long day. 134 miles and a 1 hour ferry boat ride plus waiting for the ferry each way. 8 hours travel time. The boat is here.
The Fluid Life...
There's also a vid link there which is cool. I'm really tired. See ya tomorrow.
Congrats.... impressive "slim racing mashine"... looks really fast. :-) Isnt it a stretched version of the original 33' ?

This Dickinson cabin heater looks really neat... have fun with !
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P.S.: Will you sail R2A as the boat was made ready for ? :-)
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Old 17-11-2015, 05:35   #21
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Very cool! Might be a little underpowered if you have to motor into a strong headwind but that's an easy fix with an outboard. I'd try to fit a C-Head if possible. Pretty small footprint. I'm curious as to how the decks look as I'm thinking about using Kiwi Grip. They look great in the pics. Please keep us posted on your Race to Alaska!

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Old 17-11-2015, 06:47   #22
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Re: Just Purchased a Crowther 34 Tri Today!

I'll answer a couple of posts here.

Alan, I will vent it when cooking. And it's a propane gas stove. The heater is direct vent so no worries there but I'm going to buy an carbon monoxide detector. I saw the dinghy roller setup on the Searunner thread and it looks good. I'm trying to find a used dinghy. I don't want to pay $2000 for new. Compost head is an option but another $6 bills. I don't expect to do much more than daysailing this winter and the porta potty will have to do. The autopilot will be ahead of the new toilet (head!). Ahead of the head.

The boat is a Buccaneer/Kraken hybrid. I looked at both designs and can't really see any one thing that stands out. The seller told me that the PO said it was modified with input from Kurt Hughes. I contacted KH and he said he doesn't recall and if he did any engineering it would have been minimal. It's possible that Lock Crowther also had some input if the boat was in the construction phase before 93 when he died. I'm not too concerned about the design changes because it's been that way for 20 years. It has lines and hardware everywhere so I can really tweak the sails. The boat does have an acceptable level of funk which I like. The inside is more like when I used to use the camper shell on my truck decades ago. Pretty basic.

Jay and Scout, it does have a Kiwigrip style nonskid. The R2A is a possibility and this boat could be a contender. We'll wait and see on that.

She's still up in Orcas. There's heavy rain high winds and flash flood warnings until tomorrow. After that the weather is decent. I gotta get my baby down here.
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Old 17-11-2015, 10:15   #23
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Looks like fun! Wait for a decent window for the shakedown sail home.
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Old 17-11-2015, 12:57   #24
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Compost head is an option but another $6 bills.
I suppose that intention is little bit overdimensioned. Yes, there are some "luxury models" with big volume and all automated, even with an ongoing slomo rotator electro motor etc. ... but thats a little bit "huge".

Check out so called "Sweden Toilets". We know them in Europe as the best composite ones... and you should get new one at maximum 2,000 roughly. Even in public places the Swedish use these toilets...


Since spring 2015 in Sweden they have a new law that no single boat anymore is allowed to enter marinas without having holding tanks. So these "Sweden toilets" are the "emergency anchor" (symbolically spoken) for many old boats which do not have the space for installing holding / black water tanks.... and having a "waterless head" on board is a good compromize for some comfort.

As i know the leading company is BioLet in Sweden...
Over 35 years of Swedish Engineering - Brochure - Biolet Waterless Toilets

The 25 model is of medium size, fully automated. Its capacity targets at 3 people. They have a heavily prize drop down now with free shipping...
Biolet 25 Waterless Toilet - BioLet Composting Toilets


... or Scout 30 likes to offer you a special prize with his C-Head version. ;-)
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Mr Matt still has time if you need help moving your tri
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Old 22-11-2015, 16:41   #26
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a very nice looking boat. We had a kraken in our club Toronto for years along with some Buc 33s. The biggest difference that I can spot is the beams on the one here there was a stainless bracket that was the inter face between the beam and the out rigger it was 6 to 8 inches high so the cross beam did not touch the hull. the beam it self was tapered towards the end and I believe had more upward curve.Also I think the out riggers are to tall. My understanding was the the Krackens never had hard chines as do the Bucs and where designed as the offshore boats and the Bucs were inshore.
It is several years since the one here left so this is all from memory.
My best guess is that you have a modified Kracken.
The Krackens I knew were named "Ringo" ( 40 ft) and Tessarac (33 feet) once again nice boat
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I just googled kracken 33 and the exact boat i was describing jumped up as 1973 kracken for sail in south Carolina. It was very well built.
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Sandy I have to ask, any construction drawings with the boat ?



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My understanding was the the Krackens never had hard chines as do the Bucs and where designed as the offshore boats and the Bucs were inshore.
There was a thread couple of years agou about the "seaworthyness" of the Kraken 33...
Crowther Kraken 33 - Offshore - Reasonably Safe ?
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The Krackens I knew were named "Ringo" ( 40 ft) and Tessarac (33 feet) once again nice boat
Slater, there is an interview with Patrick McGrath on the website Small Trimarans which explains why Ringo is in Canada. Patrick as Canadian served as representative of Lock Crowther.

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"By 1970 I had to make a decision. I made the right one, quitting the aircraft business and going full time in my own. It was the best thing I ever did. In 1969 I sold a set of Kraken 40 plans to Dave Green, a Toronto businessman. I helped him build “Ringo” for the New York -Bermuda race. Lock came over for the race and that was when I first met him."
(Source: More on Lock Crowther's Buccaneer 24 Trimaran
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