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Old 20-08-2008, 01:17   #1
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New to Trimarans, Help!

I've been sailing mostly the protected tropical sea's of the Philippine Islands since i was 10. And that was many moons ago. It was my Dad, who got me into sailing, with his garage built 10 foot "Solo" Dinghy. We used to sail that boat on week ends in the Manila Bay, when the waters were still clean. Then i moved on to a Mirror Dinghy, a 420, Flying 15 and finally a J35. I've tried my hand at with a Hobbie 14 & 16, been on board and was crew to several racing yachts. Currently, I'm helping a friend who is putting together and reviving a 15 year old - 30 foot Australian built trimaran. Slightly used, it's been sitting on a shed for 12 years. Sails completly de laminated, anyways, being not familiar to multi hulls, I was hoping to get some help here Thanks in Advance!
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Old 20-08-2008, 01:31   #2
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Hi Sail Dumaguete! Welcome to the Cruisers Forum - Plenty of experts in our many technical subsections.

I lived in the Philippines in the mid 80's and absolutely love the place. Beautiful country surrounded by water - how perfect!
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Old 20-08-2008, 01:37   #3
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Welcome aboard. This is my project. Piver Lodestar 35
There may be some interesting info there for you. We are getting very close to launch, but no commitments until her bottom is wet. Too much seems to go wrong when we say we are going to do it.
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thanks!

Thanks for the heads up guys, will check out the technical forums.
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Old 21-08-2008, 09:51   #5
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WELCOME,

Where are you now in the Phils? Soon Mt. Apo will be my home, and I plan to sail 6 months of the year exploring.

Although a multi is a wee bit different than a mono. Basically everything is the same. The most important thing to learn is when to reef. There is limited heeling, so judging when to reef maybe difficult at first.......BEST WISHES, and post some pics of your lovely islands.

I have been to Manila, Banaue, Baguio, Sagada, Cebu, Malapascua, Davao, and remarried on Samal. I loved the jeepney ride up through Baguio, Sagada, and Banaue. 2 days of raw beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 21-08-2008, 21:35   #6
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Thanks Imagine, the trimaran I'm sailing is based in dumaguete city which is right next to cebu. You sure get around! I've only been to half the places you mentioned and i've lived here all my life. (note: must get around more often) Mt. Apo is in the Davao area, well, welcome back when you get back!
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Aloha Sail,
Welcome aboard! Baguio and Cebu City as well as Manila, Subic Bay and all those other places a Navy sailor might go is my experience of the Philippines. Great place to sail. Tris are a little different in their motion at sea and definitely need reefing a bit earlier than heavy monos. Good luck in your learning curve.
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I have met with Mike at this shop on the Island of Cebu. He has a very professional shop and is very helpful. You may want to pay him a visit. About 40km from Cebu City on the east side.

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I managed to get around via curiousity. I read about the Philippines, and just wanted to see your country. I stole one of your national treasures, my wife, and need to return her some day soon.

We took this trike for a 2 hour drive over a mountain ridge from Banaue. We ended up in this valley. We walked from the tree where we stood down, and to the other side of what you see, and the guide took our pic once again......FANTASTIC COUNTRY!
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hi imagine, nice pics, I've been to baguio but not banaue or sagada which i heard is also nice. btw, this may be off topic, but regarding your post about boat chartering in the Philippines, just go ahead with your plans and don't be discouraged by the other posts, (though i guess they mean well) it's not as bad as they picture it and like you said,since your married to a filipina, everything becomes legal. Your idea of chartering thru' established resorts is also ok, specially in the beggining to get your contacts, etc. Anyways, good luck, happy sailing and cheers!
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