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Old 22-01-2012, 14:25   #1
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Trailerable Trimarans

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My name is Helga, thinking about moving from mono to multihull. The idea is to be able to trailer to the great lakes and also do the Caribbean. My husband (Hans) loves speed. We both love the minimal living style(can't be a pack rat!).

Any trailerable designs recommendations under $100,000

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Old 22-01-2012, 14:52   #2
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Re: Trailerable trimarans

There is the dragon fly 35 tri with hulls that fold in(only $600,000 bare bones)Dragonfly Trimarans by Quorning Boats of Denmark | welcome except they are so high tech you have to have a technician on retainer.
Niel Young's 1913 100' Baltic trading schooner "Ragland"1913 Baltic Trader The Schooner WN RAGLAND Sail Boat For Sale -(which is far from bare bones ) has an asking price of $600,000.
I guess there is a reason why my spell check give multimillion as an option to mulihull.
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Old 22-01-2012, 15:18   #3
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Re: Trailerable trimarans

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now first off this is not Ocean Girl, just borrowing her sign on..

My name is Helga, thinking about moving from mono to multihull. The idea is to be able to trailer to the great lakes and also do the Caribbean. My husband (Hans) loves speed. We both love the minimal living style(can't be a pack rat!).

Any trailerable designs recommendations under $100,000

Thanks,
Helga
Yep - Corsair 31 ( in one of a range of layouts) can be had in your part of the world for that sort of money. The UC version may be the most suitable, followed by the CC version. But have a look at the layouts on the corsair website Corsair. They go like stink and are easy to trailer. You can get a 36/37 foot version which is very comfy but they run at a quite higher price.

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I guess there is a reason why my spell check give multimillion as an option to mulihull.
Well there is your problem , you are spelling MULTIHULL incorrectly.
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Old 22-01-2012, 21:52   #4
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Re: Trailerable trimarans

Hi Helga,
I happen to have a Contour 34 tri for sale that would likely sell for just about that price - location San Francisco - but has a 3-axle trailer and could hit the road anytime. This is not a boat that you just drive over and launch however, it is pretty good sized and while you can launch the boat with a couple engine hoists (to lift the amas off the trailer) a small forklift is much more handy.

1999 Contour 34 SC Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Or check the classifieds
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Old 22-01-2012, 22:26   #5
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Re: Trailerable trimarans

Funny, we were just checking out your boat on YW. She is a real beauty. Still in the exploring phase unless my husband jumps on something, I gave him full consent to do whatever he wants.
We have two boats right now, and a lot of exploring into this new idea of more than one hull.
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Old 22-01-2012, 23:45   #6
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My husband (Hans) loves speed.
Is he a drywall hanger?....just kidding!

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Re: Trailerable Trimarans

You might check out the Telstar 28 as well. I've seen it, but never cruised in it. Built in Annapolis MD 2003-2009 (there's also ones from 197?-1981). System allows raising/lowering mast so that you can actually trailer it and launch it without external equipment. It was built ready to cruise (galley, head, etc...)
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Re: Trailerable Trimarans

http://newimages.yachtworld.com/resi...=1325686956000


Dang you guys are good, was just looking at this Telstar, though I'm worried my husband might be too tall(6'2)

Didn't know how to post the picture itself, but can someone explain the solid rigging as seen in this photo? I know monohull rigs really well, but this set up, Im drawing a blank.
Is it to stiff up the mast? Prevent twist? I usually see swiveling mast on multihulls....I got nothin
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It's the "cradle" to allow for raising/lowering the mast. Here's from the lit:

Second important innovation is the mast folding system. The mast can be raised or lowered by a single person controlling a single line run from the mast base to one of the genoa sheet winches. The mast is supported during the raising and lowering process by a set of metal A-frames, one set of which doubles as the lower aft shrouds when the mast is raised. The whole system does not require any adjustment to be made to the standing rigging.

Pretty cool, eh?
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Way cool, does it stay up all the time? Or is it strictly for commission ?
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Re: Trailerable Trimarans

Best value in the trailerable multi market are the Farrier/Corsair boats. They're fairly popular, easy to use and resell well. (and fast.) My husband is 6'1" and with the popup top he's never complained about being in an F-boat of any flavor. You really don't spend that much time in the boat anyway. PS. you launch F/C boats in anything from 45 mins to an hour on average. If you leave the stick up, it's more like 15 minutes.

Best bang for the buck right now is the F-27. Can get good examples in the 40-50K range. If you're indeed in the Kemah area, there are a couple of F-boats in the Houston area. F-28 IIRC. You might can get a ride.

I know of a very fast nicely kept F-31 in the New Orleans area, more set up for racing, but is at 89.9K. That is one HELL of a deal. The broker is a super nice guy (as is the owner), you can check the website out at Home - Windcraft - Corsair Trimarans and Other Fine Multihulls

Hell, for the right money, I'll sell you my very nice modified F-27 ;-)
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I think it stays up and acts as baby stays, and when down acts as a cradle to hold the mast when trailering.
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Re: Trailerable Trimarans

Yep, my husband is in love with the F-31UC. Corsair is a farrier design but not built by farrier?
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the Farrier/Corsairs are popular for very good reason - they are great in getting on the water fast, and are speedy - but you need to think about use of the boat. Are you going to trailer in and out once a season, or maybe twice, or each time you launch?

My wife looked at the corsairs - and given we keep our boat in the water (folding for berthing is simple, removing amas, not so much) she veto'd the corsair, but likes the contour.

Are you doing daysails, or more extended cruising. We spend a couple weeks a summer on our boat - which worked well when our kids were smaller, but we've outgrown the berthing space. The Corsair aft cabin actually has more berthing than the contour, but the main cabin is smaller…..

lots of great choices out there. A friend of mine has a telstar and loves it - but it's a very different sailing experience. I'd say the corsairs are by far the quickest boats, the contour has a more "stable" feel, it's got a longer waterline, bigger sail plan, massive (200%) amas, and the telstar is likely a bit slower, but carries a possible 50hp outboard which is quite different.
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oh - and the some of the corsairs were built when Ian was the in-house designer, but the more recent designs were not done by Ian, but by other competent designers/engineers. If a Corsair meets your needs, I wouldn't worry about whether Ian was the designer at that time.
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