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Old 14-07-2020, 14:15   #3061
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Yup, fiberglass is a catchall word. Every boat built in the last 4 decades is "fiberglass" unless a traditional wood or metal boat. I personally think cold molded epoxy saturated is just about the best method. It's got fiberglass on the exterior and maybe the interior so it's a fiberglass boat. That Seawings looks like it's got some type of wood core like Lagoons, Leopard etc. They could have foam cored the hulls and then gone to wood on top but I doubt it.

Reminds me of a thread where we were discussing cold molded catamarans and a Lagoon owner stated he would never own a wooden boat......terrible things! I guess he never realized he purchased a balsa cored boat.
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LOL, yeah, and as the owner of an epoxy/glass/ply composite trimaran, I would NEVER own a balsa-cored boat. So there!
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Hello. I'm acquiring a 36' Trimaran. I need to pull it out if the water here in San Diego to clean and paint underneath. What recommendations can I get to completing the work on a budget. I'd also like to fiberglass the top.
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Hello. I'm acquiring a 36' Trimaran. I need to pull it out if the water here in San Diego to clean and paint underneath. What recommendations can I get to completing the work on a budget. I'd also like to fiberglass the top.

I think reading "Covering Wooden Boats with Fiberglass by Allan Vaites,
https://www.amazon.com/Covering-Wood.../dp/0877421374


would be worth the cost of the book.
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Reminds me of a thread where we were discussing cold molded catamarans and a Lagoon owner stated he would never own a wooden boat......terrible things! I guess he never realized he purchased a balsa cored boat.
And if you follow Parley Revival then you see how deep the balsa core goes into the water.
I was just suprised to see that. Would have expected them to use foam, but that's likely too expensive.
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Old 16-07-2020, 14:14   #3066
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And if you follow Parley Revival then you see how deep the balsa core goes into the water.

I was just suprised to see that. Would have expected them to use foam, but that's likely too expensive.


Balsaís a good core as long as itís well done and kept dry over the years.
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And if you follow Parley Revival then you see how deep the balsa core goes into the water.
I was just suprised to see that. Would have expected them to use foam, but that's likely too expensive.
Balsa has much better shearing and compression strength.... solid fiberglass below waterline = more fool proof (Outremer for instance)
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Old 17-07-2020, 10:58   #3068
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Early boats were balsa because the foam was a later introduction?

Why would you need to haul out to clean the bottom? I know I have one of the greatest tides in the world, but can you not simply beach it? Cats and Tri don’t fall over when you run out of water �� one of the reasons I have a Cat is I don’t have to lift it out, the only job I need lifting for is removing the rudders.
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I want to point out a 'Seawind 24' Catmn for sale on southjerseycraigslist/ I recently went to view this boat down off of Long Beach Island NJ. The owner, Tom, is a really decent guy who does commercial marine work. He has this boat in a slip on his dock. I think it's a 1988, not positive. I was interested in it for myself, but realize it's going to be a bigger project than I have the time for. At $6k usd it's worth a look if you want a starter cat. He has quite a bit of gear with it, sails, and a trailer! If I was 20 years younger I'd already have sailed it up to AH. Great boat for a younger person with limited funds.
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Endeavour 36

Here's an Endeavour 36 in Florida for $36,900.
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/199...maran-3502051/
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Almost looks like an Edel 35, but with more headroom...

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Contour 50 molds

So here's a project. They say they have (all?) the molds for the Countour 50 tri and there is most of a new boat in the molds. Is it stuck in there? It's a pretty cool project if everything works out. The price is $100 but I'm not sure that is correct. It's in the Hudson Valley CL which is New York. I think they were originally built in Canada.
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Although it's a little tempting to give it the nickname flying Hawaiian 3 (as in 3rd time's a charm..) this could be interesting for the right person, perhaps. If the design is solid I don't see why Aluminum doesn't make sense as a multihull building material in this size range.. listed on ebay as well


https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2020/custom-aluminum-trimaran-3702264/


and another big aluminum tri with some outside the box thinking, just for fun
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/198...maran-3044654/
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That's one heck of an Erectors set! Can only guess it's a disaster and he just made Hawaii and would never sail it offshore again?

Funny as I'm just making tentative plans to sail to Hawaii in November
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and another big aluminum tri with some outside the box thinking, just for fun
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/198...maran-3044654/
I was thinking that was an interesting design for a boat as I scrolled through the first photos, but then the big surprise was very interesting at the end.
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