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Old 10-08-2013, 19:30   #61
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Re: Trimarans - All Piver Trimarans.

Hey, Congrats looks great.

I would also say that Kiwi Piver looks to be a lengthened Lodestar to me. I think I remember it being on TradeMe a few years ago when I lived in Picton.

See you in the islands....
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Old 10-08-2013, 22:47   #62
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Wow twinzerfan
Nice and congratulations
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:25   #63
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Nice job twizerfan, congrats on all the work and the result.
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Old 11-08-2013, 22:51   #64
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Yellow might be the future color for pivers! nice job on the Nimble.
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Old 25-08-2013, 20:48   #65
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Re: Trimarans - All Piver Trimarans.

sorry for the long delay, and thanks for the very kind words. The camera hide a few blemishes, but she's fairly tidy from simple lack of use!

She's now floating in a little creek waiting for the mast to be stepped/rigged and for me to make the rudder. But, very soon to be hopefully not scaring other sailors in the area as I come to grips with her...

thanks again for the info sharing on the forum, great help!
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Old 13-09-2013, 07:09   #66
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Re: Trimarans - All Piver Trimarans.

Dear Mariners


I am at present trying to restore what seems to be a Piver trimaran. In the process I looked high and low for any kind of information available.

In the web based collection of materials from Mariners Museum I often find references to the "PI-series" for professional builders. The information about the PI-series seem to be missing or am I wrong? My particular boat was built by professionals at the Multimare yard in Italy. It is an all fibreglass/polyester boat with round hull sections and has an over all length of 23 ft. The boat type is called "PI 23".


The above picture shows my boat before I, and heavy winds, took her apart. I write for two reasons: First I'd like to know more about this design and if possible get in touch with other owners. The most important however is to warn other users of this type of craft.The cross beams, all covered in GRP are made from spruce-like wood. The wood rotted away unnoticed by us and one fine day, while moving along at some ten knots the leeward hull broke of. Fast reactions and pure luck saved us from turning turtle.

Water enters the constrution where the amas and main hull are joined. The cross beams are clad in GRP too. The GRP looks just fine, but the wood might be rotten.
The Mariners Museum do not have any information about this design. I do not even knew if it is an original Piver design or just inspired by his work. As she was built in Italy I've tried to contact an Italian multihull organization but they du not reply.
Any information is welcome.
I hope to finish the new cross beams and have them clad in epoxy before winter. Quite a job as it has to be done in the confined insides of the amas.



Best wishes and happy sailing
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Old 19-09-2013, 23:34   #67
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Well Piver lovers its been a while since I've been on here but thought I'd show you what I have been up to on my Encore.

I have totally sanded down the decks then I used Interlux 2 part epoxy primer. The first coat was thinned 50% then re-sandeded then the second cost was thinned to 20%. This was done so all mico crazing was totally filled in then all trim was done in Brightside and the cabin sides were done with Brightside also..

I used West Marine non skid gray.

Now the hulls look like crap so that is the next thing to do.

My diver just did the bottom and said the bottom paint is good for another year.

The bottom was painted 10 years ago with a bottom epoxy paint can't believe the bottom paint lasted so long.

My big decision is what color to paint the hulls. Any recommendation would be appreciated.

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Old 19-09-2013, 23:37   #68
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Old 19-09-2013, 23:45   #69
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A couple interior lives of the 28' Piver Encore.

She has 2 big double berths sink and 3 burner stove with a oven.

The Amas can be entered from the deck and the cabin under the mattresses.
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Old 24-09-2013, 15:19   #70
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Re: Trimarans - All Piver Trimarans.

Hi all ...

I recently acquired a 1971 pro-built Piver Victress (ashore W coast USA) after having disposed of a '76 Hunter 27 on the E coast ...

"Tadpole" is definitely NOT a quick slap&go project ... much rot to cut out & replace ...

Any Victress owners out there ? .... constructive advice gladly received & occasionally offered ...
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Old 24-09-2013, 17:58   #71
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Scrapple, I owned a covered spent 18I below the waterline them I found someone cut the aft.cabin top off them then was going to have to rebuild the main beam and most of the deck. I cut my losses and glad I did I sold her for 1800.

The guy I sold it to cut holes on the transom for a outboard a storm can and swamped her she sank also because he disconnected the batteries for the pump.

He didn't glossary out and I think his fines were 30I and hedidn't pay it and lost his CDL. AND THE 10K IN MAIN roller furling was stolen.

I try to save the pieces if multihull history.
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Old 24-09-2013, 18:53   #72
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Re: Trimarans - All Piver Trimarans.

While I don't have a Victress, I do own a Piver that I'm going through at the moment. Found a couple suprises after floating her. If you need any advice on where to look, thanks to my fortunes, feel free to message me, or ask away.

The old girls are solid though, when carefully or professionally built. I'm surprised how much I can do with a floor jack and wood...
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Old 24-09-2013, 19:16   #73
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Remember when dealing with delamination and rot. Just cutting out the bad back to good wood and scarfing in a new and fiberglassing. You have missed a important step. You have now encapsulated the root spores. You should have coated the ends and surfaces with a 2 part deep penetrating rot killing epoxy. Or the root will continue again.
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Old 24-09-2013, 19:34   #74
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Re: Trimarans - All Piver Trimarans.

What are their sailing and stability characteristics. And was Mr Piver sailing one when he disappeared?
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Old 24-09-2013, 20:07   #75
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What are their sailing and stability characteristics. And was Mr Piver sailing one when he disappeared?
I don't think the group is interested in this type of debate.
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