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Old 07-06-2021, 18:57   #1
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La Vagabonde's new Trimaran




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Old 07-06-2021, 20:39   #2
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As a parent - the split design will be interesting with young ones.
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Seems like a lot of lost space. Feel that would be very much needed for a full time cruising couple with kids.
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Old 08-06-2021, 00:25   #4
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They make their choices, but I wonder how much this will resonate with their viewers.

My first impression was that the living-space looked like any any 48' Beneteau or Bavaria. Nothing special. Seems the concept is to stick two amas onto such a hull to make it 12m wide for bonus marina costs and severe headaches finding a yard able to haul it out.

As racers Elayna and Riley aren't really star-material and that never was their appeal to the audience. Perhaps this is cunning plan to move away from the bikini-lifestyle once there are two children around and instagram-ing now needs a triple dose of filters to achieve the desired reality.

This leaves the Oh-We're-So-Wonderfully-Electric narrative, which I never cared for much. I respect more Uma or Rigging Doctors for retrofitting a small boat to electric drive.
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Old 08-06-2021, 01:15   #5
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I for one love their choice of boat. There is so little information about cruising trimarans out there, they will get a lot more people interested. And as long as they like their living space why would we care?

Plus a fully electric long-distance cruising trimaran running circles around all the old-school diesel catamarans with "range anxiety" will be fun to watch.
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Old 08-06-2021, 05:14   #6
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Itís obvious their choice wasnít about living accommodations but about performance. Good choice for them.
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Old 08-06-2021, 05:20   #7
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are they getting the 50 or the 60?

I honestly doubt they will be all that much faster average passage speed in the 50 (than currently). t

and has he solo sailed a 60 with this sail size? It is rather a jump up in sail handling. It was obvious when they sailed with Nikki Henderson that Riley was not really a large boat performance sailor - ofc he could grow into it.

Interesting choice either way - not what I would have guessed with a 2nd child on the way. I wonder if there is some 'Riley with pro' passage making in the future with Elayna and kids flying in.
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In his video he said 50 or 60, but from other sources I've read 60.

Obviously it's easy to criticize but they made what they feel is the best choice for them. For me, having kids, I would rather not have to walk outside through the cockpit to get to them.
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Not ideal for kids and a growing family. I've owned and sailed tris for the last 20 years, and I love the boat they chose, but not for a family cruising with toddlers and babies. I also raised kids and know what it's like to keep the family involved and safe.

If they have a MOB while sailing at speed (Reilly's notorious for not tethering) and whoever is left has to handle kids and boat while watching/locating and retrieving the MOB? Terrifying thoughts.
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Not ideal for kids and a growing family. I've owned and sailed tris for the last 20 years, and I love the boat they chose, but not for a family cruising with toddlers and babies. I also raised kids and know what it's like to keep the family involved and safe.

If they have a MOB while sailing at speed (Reilly's notorious for not tethering) and whoever is left has to handle kids and boat while watching/locating and retrieving the MOB? Terrifying thoughts.

Don't like saying this, but IMHO a stupid choice for their situation in life.


To play devils advocate, the faster you sail the less chance you have of an MOB as you will spend less time sailing?
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A higher performing boat is also likely a better fit for electric propulsion, as it can likely be sailed during more of the times when others would resort to motorsailing or just motoring.
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I'm really curious to see what they do for electrical systems and power generation. They have a paltry amount of solar and battery on the catamaran but seem to make it work. Using it for propulsion is going to take copious amounts more power.
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Re: La Vagabonde's new Trimaran

In the video Riley would say his concern is about safety but repeatedly mentioned speed. With a wife and two kids on board I'm not sure the speed factor should have ever been considered. If speed was not a factor, why not just go with a larger Cat. Larger interior with a little more speed.

Basically this thing takes up twice as much real estate on the water with 1/2 as much interior volume. Even though Riley said 30% less. Parking at the dock will be more difficult.

Given his
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To play devils advocate, the faster you sail the less chance you have of an MOB as you will spend less time sailing?

Very faulty logic. I would say MOB is directly tied to distance sailed. Getting there faster doesn't decrease the risk, and in fact may increase it if that faster speed means less control.
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The 60 is 38' wide. There are very few places to dock a vessel that wide, and finding a yard capable of hauling a 38' wide vessel will be challenging. Heck the fairways in my marina is barely that wide at certain points.
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