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Old 11-10-2019, 14:27   #91
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Re: Cross Trimarans

Glad to see this thread brought back after 4 years! I'm currently sleuthing through a few things on a Cross tri and will probably have some questions to post later.
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Old 11-10-2019, 15:11   #92
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Cross tri for sale in Ft Myers

https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee...993501722.html



Nice interior, ketch rigged

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Old 03-12-2019, 18:14   #93
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Has anyone seen a Cross 40R with a flush deck?

That appears to be what I will soon be looking at. The flush deck is a bit maddening because I am searching for a potential liveaboard and fast cruiser, but if there is no standing headroom or view out of the main cabin, it just won't do.

Supposedly built in 1986 in Melbourne, FL and the third tri constructed by that builder. The hulls are foam cored but the bulkheads and deck are ply cored (?). The current owner added the rigid cockpit enclosure

Have you been to see her? How was it? I'm guessing the lack of visibility to the outside from down below wasn't ideal for you. I'm curious on your thoughts about the cockpit enclosure (visibility, entrance/exit)? I sail in the PNW and having an enclosed cockpit is worth thinking about despite a bit of loss in other facets.
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Old 11-01-2023, 17:11   #94
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Hi All,
Cross Trimaran plans are still available. You can email Jeff Turner at CrossMultihulls@gmail.com

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Old 14-05-2023, 20:36   #95
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Hey All,

Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but here I go.

I am interested in purchasing a 35' Cross trimaran built in the mid 70's, and wanted to get some advice on the matter.

I was able to do a quick walk-through of the boat, and although I'm no expert it looked like it was in good shape. From what I saw above water, the hull looked fine other than one small soft spot and the paint. Rig looked very good as did the simple electronics and had an unfinished captains quarters. All in all not much worked needs to be done, and I will of course hire a surveyor and probably have a haul out before purchase.

I plan on going back for a second look with a surveyor but wanted to do some research before hand on what to look out for that could indicate a problem on a trimaran such as this as well as an estimate of what would be a fair price for a boat like this.
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Old 15-05-2023, 02:22   #96
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Hi Albert,
1. I assume it is glass over ply? Make sure it was built with epoxy. If polyester, walk away.
2. Any soft spot will probably be larger than you think. Be very aware of anything that doesn't feel right. When you start peeling back the glass to get to the rot, it my lead to surprises.
3. The hulls must be a excellent shape. Go over the entire hull when she is out of the water. Tap. Tap. Tap.
4. Don't trust your surveyor to tell you about any places that might have rot... you need to look yourself unless.
5. Find a surveyor knowledgeable of multihulls of this vintage.
6. Remember that if the boat is not in the condition you think she's in, and you have to do a lot of rebuilding/refiberglassing, the cost will skyrocket.
Best of luck,
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Old 15-05-2023, 05:16   #97
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Vintage Photos of Cross 24 Trimaran Keel | Small Trimarans
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Old 15-05-2023, 06:24   #98
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While I was building my boat, I got to know two trimaran builders.
One was a hard chine Piver, built from plywood, etc....36' I think...
The other was a Cross...a strip plank round bilge....around 34' I think.
I'm not sure about these lengths, my best recollection.
Both used the WEST system epoxy.
Both were ketch rigged
I've sailed on both of them.
Both had a stubby keel under the main hull. Don't think these were part of the original design, but added nonetheless, maybe 12-15" in depth.
The Piver ended up in the Keys somewhere, and I believe the Cross ended up in Texas, but can't be sure.
Both were launched late 70's as I recall...maybe 1980....
I have some photo's somewhere, I'll try to look them up.
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The boat in the water is the Piver.
The other one still under construction is the Cross
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Hi Albert,
1. I assume it is glass over ply? Make sure it was built with epoxy. If polyester, walk away.
2. Any soft spot will probably be larger than you think. Be very aware of anything that doesn't feel right. When you start peeling back the glass to get to the rot, it my lead to surprises.
3. The hulls must be a excellent shape. Go over the entire hull when she is out of the water. Tap. Tap. Tap.
4. Don't trust your surveyor to tell you about any places that might have rot... you need to look yourself unless.
5. Find a surveyor knowledgeable of multihulls of this vintage.
6. Remember that if the boat is not in the condition you think she's in, and you have to do a lot of rebuilding/refiberglassing, the cost will skyrocket.
Best of luck,
Bruce

bbalan is right on! Good Luck!
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Old 15-05-2023, 15:25   #101
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Cross 24 Trimaran On Lake Erie | Small Trimarans

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Old 25-09-2023, 07:35   #102
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Old 25-09-2023, 13:03   #103
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longjonsilver,
Can you tell us about that photo of the blue tri? What's the black mast behind? And is that some odd super tall arch at the back of the boat? Hard to tell.
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Old 25-09-2023, 16:19   #104
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i just found it here. dunno about the boat, but the pic is nice

https://www.facebook.com/groups/625740588899752
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Shez a Cross 31 owned by Wim de Moor.
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