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Old 25-09-2012, 17:29   #1
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Tri-Star 36

Looking at many designs but I keep being drawn back to the Tri-Star, 36 in particular. Would like to hear about the sailing abilities of these Horstmans. The older flush decks appear to have much more room and options for interior layout. Looking for a liveaboard for 2 to take bluewater eventually. Would start with the Bahamas down to SA. Any and all insight is greatly appreciated.
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Old 25-09-2012, 17:45   #2
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Re: Tri-Star 36

sailor365 -

Are you contemplating building new or buying used? If the latter the challenge is going to be finding a boat in good enough condition for your purposes no matter what the design is.

As far as the design goes I have no direct experience with Horstmans. I have seen some criticism of the freeboard/windage. Be that as it may, the first trimaran to circumnavigate was a Horstman. The boat (Tortuga Too) was stretched by the designer to 39' for John & Joan Casanova. Amongst their other accomplishments was the invention of the parachute seas anchor. They proved the concept of the sea anchor the hard way, in a storm while rounding Cape Horn.

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Old 25-09-2012, 18:08   #3
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Thanks Mike, definately would be a build. Steve
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