You can find pictures and references
to my trimaran
in the thread Is this a Piver
This poor old girl has been sadly neglected and plundered for everything on and in her. She has no interior
at all, just a shell now, no mast
, boom, rigging
, even the roof over the main cabin
was cut off. She's a project
but we are game
. Here she is.
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I have a few questions for you experts out there. First, the roof over the main cabin
. It was cut off to raise the roof because the previous owner was 6'4" and was constantly hitting his head
. The roof is gone so we figure we might as well raise it which is no problem for my husband who fiberglasses for Westport Yachts. We also want to put on a hard dodger
much like the one below on the Searunner
SEARUNNER 50 Hardtop Charter Catamaran
I'm sure you are all familiar with John Marples. What we don't know is how to build the form the hard dodger
. Any ideas?
The other question has to do with engines and fuel
. This trimaran
used to have a diesel
inboard but that is long gone. Right now it has a 20HP Johnson outboard
which is fine for now. I really like the outboard
on the lowering pontoon that Jim Brown did on his boat Scrimshaw.
I would like to have this separate pontoon for the outboard as one alternative to cruising (so I can spin on my own axis) but I want to also look into electric
motors. Even though there are probably thousands and thousands of people who run with diesel/gas, LP/Alocohol/Canned fuel
for cooking/refrigeration, all that fuel makes me nervous. Not just having it aboard but we plan to do quite alot of sailing in the South Pacific
where these fuels are usually sold but have to be shipped in and may not always be actually there when we are.
I've had a few people suggest going all electric
using a type electric motor
that actually spins the prop and recharges the battery
while you are under sail. It is said I could have electric stove/oven, refrigerator
, everything. I really like the idea of electric motors from the point of view of no smell, no noise
and since I'm not racing
, I'm in no hurry at all.