Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 14-06-2014, 23:03   #31
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1402812214.353155.jpg
Views:	1730
Size:	199.9 KB
ID:	83090
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2014, 23:07   #32
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans

Here is Norm Cross's 32R CrossfireClick image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1402812426.530134.jpg
Views:	495
Size:	140.4 KB
ID:	83091
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2014, 23:23   #33
Registered User
 
B Walters's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ventura, CA
Boat: Cross 26, trimaran
Posts: 6
Re: Cross Trimarans

Mark
Cool boat! The fisrt fri I was ever on was a Cross 36R. Got me hooked and was the reason I got mine. I've only had mine for a year since I pretty much rebuilt it. I'm just now getting the confidence to find the true speed potential. When and when was your boat built?
B Walters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2014, 23:48   #34
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans

Thanks we really love the ol'girl, she must be getting onto 35 years old now. My boat isn't a 36R but an extended 32R to 36'. The sail plan was also increased from 440 square feet to 600 sq.'Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1402814879.210769.jpg
Views:	337
Size:	252.8 KB
ID:	83092
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2014, 23:49   #35
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1402814949.880301.jpg
Views:	361
Size:	309.7 KB
ID:	83093
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2014, 23:50   #36
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1402815014.563739.jpg
Views:	423
Size:	178.3 KB
ID:	83094
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2014, 23:52   #37
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans


Name:   ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1402815087.682235.jpg
Views: 1489
Size:  25.9 KB

Here is another pic of Norm Cross's 32R, the Crossfire
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2014, 23:53   #38
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans


Name:   ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1402815205.220039.jpg
Views: 1528
Size:  20.1 KB
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2014, 00:11   #39
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans

B Walters, did you know your boat lead up to the final design of the Cross 32R.
He raced the Cross 24, then improved it with the Cross 26, then the Cross 27 and finally the Cross 32R and then of course he designed my 32R extended to 36.

I remember when I owned my first trimaran a Piver Mariner 25, it blasted along at 15 knots in a small craft warning. Loved the way she spanked a lot of snobby leaner owners with my cheap little plywood backyard built boat. It sported a donor Thunderbird 26 rigging which was a little oversized. I had the main hill lift once. Your Cross 26 should better that.
While I had my little Piver, I always dreamed of owning a Cross 26!
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2014, 00:23   #40
Registered User
 
B Walters's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Ventura, CA
Boat: Cross 26, trimaran
Posts: 6
Re: Cross Trimarans

Didn't know that about the evolution but glad to know. I got Poco Loco up to 14.1 knots on the GPS a couple months back and bent the rudder pretty bad. I just recently replaced it with one that looks much quicker, t's foam instead of wood and has a much sharper trailing edge. So I'll let you know when I get it above 15!
How fast can you get yours going and what kind of auxiliary power do you use?
B Walters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2014, 00:24   #41
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans

Here is a pic of my little Piver 25' Mariner way back in 1980...loved the way you could just beach her!

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1402817051.522355.jpg
Views:	242
Size:	156.5 KB
ID:	83097
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2014, 00:33   #42
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans

The main hull will start to lift at 20knots so that would be the safe maximum boat speed.
My outboard is a Tohatsu 9.8 four stroke, it uses a half a gallon an hour. Tohatsu makes all the 40hp and less for Mercury...Evinrude, Nissan as well.

I just obtained a Yanmar 1GM10 single cyl. diesel, that little bundle of joy burns 1 to 1.5 liters per hour...amazing little beastie! Unfortunately Yanmar doesn't make them any longer.
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2014, 07:49   #43
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pacific NW
Boat: Hedley Nicol Vagabond MK2, 37'
Posts: 1,110
Re: Cross Trimarans

Careful with the mounts on that thumper. a friend is replacing the one on his 35' Nicol Wanderer because it shakes the boat so much....

Nice looking boat! Is it the one which one the Strait of Georgia singlehand race way back?
Cavalier MK2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2014, 08:42   #44
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans

Thanks, yes the little Yanmar does dance around no doubt due to its light 70kg weight.
If I am not mistaken, wasn't it Larry Storch of Storch Sails in his Cross 36R that won the single handed Georgia Straight crossing?
Tell me what you know on this subject, as I was trying to research this.
Here is a pic of Larry Storch's Cross 36R.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1402846938.392639.jpg
Views:	395
Size:	200.1 KB
ID:	83143
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-06-2014, 08:45   #45
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver
Boat: Cross 32r extended to 36'
Posts: 27
Re: Cross Trimarans

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1402847012.863000.jpg
Views:	300
Size:	202.5 KB
ID:	83144

Larry Storch's 36R in flying form.
Mark G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
trimaran

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:11.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.