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Old 02-04-2013, 16:34   #16
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Re: Trimarans - All Piver Trimarans.

searunner -

the rot in the transom/cockpit appears to be from water pooling under the floor(in the shallow bilge there) as there is no where for it to drain out. This was the section left exposed, and out in the weather. The floor will have to be re-framed, and the sole/floor boards replaced. There are some repairs done to the hull here that seem strong, but I will probably spend some time looking at those as well.

The worst of it is the stern corner going into the transom. This is where the water pooled (she sits bow higher) and its pretty rotten.

The other main concern is the structural member supporting the port ama in the rear of the cabin. I'll look up the pages you suggest, and will definitely consult them as I break out the saw...!

I'm having it inspected on thursday morning, and will keep you posted.

thanks!
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Old 02-04-2013, 16:35   #17
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PS - yes she was built professionally in the UK. I can't remember the yard, but have all the documents. I'll post some more pictures this weekend.

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Old 04-04-2013, 17:29   #18
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Spounds good
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:02   #19
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Re: Trimarans - All Piver Trimarans.

I think Cox was the English Piver builder. Could have been elsewhere of course.
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Old 12-04-2013, 15:55   #20
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Beatty I think the UK yard was Cox. Now who was the builder of the Encore in Santa Cruz. I met a guy that was one of the helpers but he couldn't remember any more info on them any idea.
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Old 17-04-2013, 13:10   #21
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Are there any other owners of encores out there a group of them were made professionally in the seventies in Santa Cruz?
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Old 22-04-2013, 15:58   #22
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Re: Trimarans - All Piver Trimarans.

Well, started doing the repairs on the boat this weekend. Having trouble getting photos off my phone (windows vs mac issues) but was relieved after tearing into the floor of the bunk where it meets the rear wall of the cabin, that the box section beam that attaches the amas to the main hull was solid as rock, and the rot I found was superficial framing for the bunk area/cabin wall. Never the less, I cut out all the rotten wood to where it was solid again, re-framed it all, using a water proof, foaming polyurethane glue, sealing all the wood with Epoxy since I couldn't get back to it for a couple days. Sounds like over kill, but I work with resin every day, and can spare the extra waste. Hope to get glassing this week, and fair it all in over the weekend.

here's the destruction...

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Old 22-04-2013, 23:09   #23
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There is one thing that i do is when i cut out root back to good wood there may still be doom root spores. So i use a penetrating epoxy that had root kill in it that will penetrate the wood and kill the spores because you don't want to encapsulate the spores our our will continue to rot..then i sands it and start to epoxy fiberglass and fare then paint. I also found a dark primer is better than a white primer as it protects better from uv damage.

Good luck and send more pics of the boat.
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Old 23-04-2013, 07:00   #24
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will try and get more pics up this week. phone and laptop are not becoming friends just yet...
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Old 23-04-2013, 09:17   #25
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I had the Encore out sailing. With a dirty bottom i was still getting 9kts and i want pushing her. I love these old boats.

What does yours draw?
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Old 23-04-2013, 13:14   #26
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according the plans, and all I can find on the Nimbles, it should draw 2'.

the previous owners claimed to have got her up to 15 knots! Not sure I believe them, but I know she'll out run other boats since it turns out a close acquaintance from the Bahamas grew up on one. I forgot about that, and remember seeing that boat run circles around other boats. At the end of the day, I simply want her as sea strong as possible since I plan to go back and forth to the Bahamas regularly.

i can't wait to get her in the water, but am realistically a month out - due to work and finances. Need to build a new mast, and find sails too....
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Old 23-04-2013, 13:36   #27
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Re: Trimarans - All Piver Trimarans.

Just found a few photos of my Piver Loadstar I lived on back in 1992. Sure did love that boat.
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Old 24-04-2013, 04:17   #28
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I can see why you lived her.

Plans can be fourteen from the museum in va for 10.00 a sheet.
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Old 24-04-2013, 08:51   #29
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so, the lode stars are 35 feet right? if so, it's amazing the difference that 5' makes in liveable cabin space. I'll get some interior pictures up in the next couple days, but mine isn't set up that well inside. It's definitely going to be comfy when I'm done, but I like the idea of a table, even if it is small. Maybe I'll see if I can re-arrange the interior before I get to far into the re-build. Although I'm trying to leave her as original as possible due to the back story of the boat... sigh..
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They normally had a settee and table for 2 on the port side?

Is the motor in a well in the cockpit?
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