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Old 27-01-2012, 01:41   #1
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Netting for Large Tri ...

i own a big tri, here in hawaii, and looking for resources to replace the netting between the hulls. needs to be done right. any ideas whom to contact from personal experience, either in hawaii or on the mainland?
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Old 27-01-2012, 05:00   #2
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Sunrise Yacht products in FL
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Another vote for Sunrise in FL

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Old 27-01-2012, 07:20   #4
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So you bought the Hughes/Perry 63. I saw it when it was for sale. Do you have any pics of it really moving? Drool. How fast have you had that baby?
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Old 27-01-2012, 10:35   #5
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The builder showed me through the boat after they launched it in South Puget Sound. I helped make/repair some of the hardware for the original owner and his builder while they were shaking it down. The masthead fitting was really underbuilt for the stresses of a trimaran that large, I hope it was reengineered. A beautiful boat and a quality layup and build a bit beyond the needs of the client. My non yachty solution is heavy commercial fishing netting, some of the best netting you can buy as far as strength affordability and longevity if you paint it when it starts to fade or replace if that seems to much trouble. Hawaii is sure to have commercial suppliers. Flat weave netting seems nice but dramatically adds windage and if you ever cruise to Alaska makes it much harder to shed snow and ice which dumps easily through the fishnet when you stamp. It does have a more droopy appearance but can be tensioned reasonably, with a 600lbs breaking load per strand falling through won't be an issue.
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Old 28-01-2012, 01:43   #6
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Another vote for Sunrise in FL

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thx to you and the above poster for the info. yes, sunrise, and another supplier, "net systems" out of bainbridge, wa, has some good netting systems, too, but sunrise seems to be the main place. thx, again, folks.
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Old 28-01-2012, 01:49   #7
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So you bought the Hughes/Perry 63. I saw it when it was for sale. Do you have any pics of it really moving? Drool. How fast have you had that baby?
well, sand crab, anytime we have the boat moving in "breezy tradewinds" (25 knots+) as we say in the islands, you're way too busy to take pics, but have had the tri over 20 knots to windward, and have pushed 28 knots on a reach, but only for less than 30 minutes, as, again, too much stress on the crew and boat.
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The builder showed me through the boat after they launched it in South Puget Sound. I helped make/repair some of the hardware for the original owner and his builder while they were shaking it down. The masthead fitting was really underbuilt for the stresses of a trimaran that large, I hope it was reengineered. A beautiful boat and a quality layup and build a bit beyond the needs of the client. My non yachty solution is heavy commercial fishing netting, some of the best netting you can buy as far as strength affordability and longevity if you paint it when it starts to fade or replace if that seems to much trouble. Hawaii is sure to have commercial suppliers. Flat weave netting seems nice but dramatically adds windage and if you ever cruise to Alaska makes it much harder to shed snow and ice which dumps easily through the fishnet when you stamp. It does have a more droopy appearance but can be tensioned reasonably, with a 600lbs breaking load per strand falling through won't be an issue.
yes, cavalier, the masthead fitting has been replaced with much stronger fitting, as have several of the other fittings on the mast. sailing in hawaii is always a little challenge as trades here are not the same as the caribbean islands, as you may know...much stronger here year-around. thx for the netting info, too. i hear you. aloha.
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Mike,

Happy to hear you are still enjoying the boat. Still hope to get out there one day to sail with you.

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Old 28-01-2012, 11:03   #10
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Happy to hear you are still enjoying the boat. Still hope to get out there one day to sail with you.

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steve. good to hear from you. hey, you should buy 5% of the boat. you know it's all carbon fiber, rotating mast, at the ko olina marina near the new, disneyland hotel. you could get the fastest boat in the islands, and a "condo" to boot! chump change to you! aloha, mike
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Redden net, or Lummi out of Seattle area, have good commercial fishing netting to choose from.
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I found a place in NZ that has golf netting. that is the stuff used to stop golf balls flying in the wrong direction on the driving ranges.. its ideal and very robust. Cheaper also to other brands made for boats in NZ. Good with UV light and the right diameter to lay down on.
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Old 28-01-2012, 14:09   #13
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We live in a commercial fishing town where there is a local net shop. It might be worth talking to a local net shop in your area, since those guys can do some pretty amazing work.
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