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Old 22-08-2013, 14:51   #1
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This Thing is a Monster...but I Like it

Floating battle wagon

This thing is a beast. Steel construction 53' trimaran. Probably not most peoples cup of tea, but I think it's kinda cool. Perhaps it would make a good zombie survival ship? I'll bet she's bullet proof.

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Old 22-08-2013, 14:58   #2
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150 hp engine needed to drive a 53ft raft,owner seems to have missed the point of being a multi hull
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ARRGH!!!
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What does it say about me as a mono sailor that I rather like it too?

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Old 22-08-2013, 15:18   #5
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150 hp engine needed to drive a 53ft raft,owner seems to have missed the point of being a multi hull

Sadly I seem to need nearly 100HP to drive 42 feet, so I'm not going to say anything...
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What does it say about me as a mono sailor that I rather like it too?

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That you like things built like a brick **** house.

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Old 22-08-2013, 18:43   #7
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It's been for sale for 3 years. What a deal.
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Holy S i like it
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Old 22-08-2013, 19:16   #9
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That you like things built like a brick **** house.

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Er... could be, the Swanson is hardly a racing shell.
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IMHO, someone has done a very good job of combining some normally in-compatible features. I like it.
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Ya gotta admit it's hell for stout, and by my standards, she is mighty fine looking!! To pricey for us , but she's sweet! I put it near the top of my wish I could boats !!
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150 hp engine needed to drive a 53ft raft,owner seems to have missed the point of being a multi hull
what about 2x 700hp for a sailing tri?

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Strange beast with a strange history, but it has the largest set of boy's toys I have ever seen on a sailing boat.
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"Lengthened from 33m to 45m and changed from mono hull to trimaran"

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And BTW that steel tri has many unfavorable characteristics:
1. Narrow beam
2. Heavy because it's made of steel
3. No bridgedeck clearance
4. Heavy
5. Poor resale. Notice again that it is been for sale for 3 years.
6. Heavy

However it looks to be extremely well done.

Did I mention it was heavy?
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And BTW that steel tri has many unfavorable characteristics:
1. Narrow beam
2. Heavy because it's made of steel
3. No bridgedeck clearance
4. Heavy
5. Poor resale. Notice again that it is been for sale for 3 years.
6. Heavy

However it looks to be extremely well done.

Did I mention it was heavy?
All true statements but if you look at it like a big mono instead of a tri then it starts to look better. She's heavy yes, but the draft is listed at 5'6" so you can sail this monster anywhere you could a 40' mono but with much better accommodations and comfort. The beams wider than a mono but nowhere near as wide as a similar length cat so it may be easier to get a slip if the need arises. Bridge deck clearance is really a non issue since it is basically just a giant mono. It's main disadvantage is it probably needs a good blow to sail at any real speed. I'd say its basically a motor sailor. If you want to cross oceans in comfort and safety the. I'd say she is probably a pretty good option. Like I said it's not everyone's cup of tea but I'll be interested to see if the price drops.

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