Well here is my STORY!
I was 35 when I was introduced to a Trimaran
it happened at work I am a IT Guy, I work the help desk and take care of users!
This one day we hired a new addition to our IT dept. it was a lady, her name was Renee, I will never forget this we started talking about sailing how she has a friend that has a trimaran
and he was doing a benefit at this lake nearby it was at Marine
state park in Pennsylvania .
I was going to school
for a BS degree and was very busy I didn’t have time to ride on someone’s boat I thought it was just beneath me. I said to her a trimaran? “I grew up on Monohulls and I am going to have one day, I said we use to race
and everything my dad was a nut case we went out in storms and stuff and sailed in conditions that we shouldn’t have!
Now that I look back I think “I should be dead” my dad owned a Abbott 33 what a boat that was, we had her in at least 50 knots of wind
she would hummmm” and we had no worries I was 15 years old then. We were in Gainesville Georgia
on Lake Lanier. Then is 1989 we moved to PA. The boat was left at a friend’s house on the lake and almost sank the drain holes were stuck with leaves clogged up. Well you know what happens. So my dad went to Georgia
one year and moved it to PA. We restored her and put her on Lake Erie. I am now 41 still don’t have my first boat yet!
So Renee tells me “oh we go to Florida
he puts his boat in and we do easily 15 to 22 knots for hours! As soon as she said that, I said “What, no boat does that; most monos only can get to 10 knots if it is really blowing and you would be freaking out for one!” so she is telling me yes I am serious this boat goes very fast, I still would not believe her, so she gives me this website and for weeks I would look at this and read on it; it was a Corsair
So with me still not believing her I went to this fund raiser and paid my 20 bucks to ride on this boat! Met the owner and he was a long time hobie racer
awesome dude! Laid back sailor, so we start going and I notice the nice square top main he pulls it up, and then unrolls the jib! In a matter of minutes we had the hull
out of the water
and all I did was giggle! There wasn’t really any wind
out on the water
either we were doing 7 knots I was turning to ask him is this right then we get a puff of are the boat would feel like someone picked it up and nudge it forward as the ama came up out of the water, all I said was “WOW” this is to cool! All other boats on the water were sitting still, we passed a boat and the skipper
yells across the water “Do you have your motor
on” We yelled back and said “NO” it’s just a Trimaran!
So that day was my jumping the fence to Multihull
enthusiast, now it’s all I want now! I talk it, I sleep it, I dream it, my wife is sick of me talking it! So now I have read so much and learned a lot by talking to people on forums
, and one year I met a couple up at Lake Erie Yacht club! I met them online in a forum, they offered me a ride on their F28R me my wife and son went up, it was blowing like 25 knots that day, and these people were in their 60s and tuff as nails! We went out in this wind and the owner did not reef anything! He had a full main it was big man! It went up and up it was 500 square foot at least just the one main sail! Then a full jib
, we were going so fast you felt like your body was flying off the boat, we reached 22 knots that day and I was just in OHHH”
Now I was for sure a Multihull
sick O! I was crazy that day feeling like no one knows what I just did only the people aboard and really I don’t think they knew the force we drove through that water, all other monos were not on the lake, I would have reefed it but wow what a ride the force of the waves would stop the boat for a second then it would pound through the waves and shoot forward with a thrust of power! So now my goal is to own a trimaran and go out in 7 knots of wind and be on calm water and just move along like no other boat can in those conditions, and wait for a sunset to fall on me!
BUT NOW I just bought a 1980 REYNOLDS Catamaran!
Happy to be a Multihuller