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Old 08-05-2017, 15:18   #3661
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I have never heard anything negative about any multi designer, with the exception of Arthur Piver, who was a bit of a showboat, but a hell of a salesman. And he was one of the critical mass that got Multihulls on the road to the future. The Casanovas took their big honking Horstman around Cape Horn and beyond, as a couple. That says a lot as to the design and the sailors.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:25   #3662
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Arthur Piver made big inroads in New Zealand. His trimarans seemed to be so popular with many still laying in sheltered area's. There are some excellent condition Pivers. Like a cult club and they are very proud of their Trimarans.
I think the second generation of Trimarans certainly made huge progress. With the Searunners leading the way.
Im not sure if others here like the NEEL trimaran. But i do i think its the next generation of that genius Trimaran. I would really like to hear what Jim Brown would say about this tri.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:41   #3663
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Water makers are good for surplus water requirements.
A hand held water maker back up with a water maker installed is still unacceptable in my books.
When ocean voyaging one must carry his/her water needed.
Water makers are great on arrival where you can make your own as opposed to filling with dirty or uncertain water from the land.
Water catchments with the Searunner are very effective in the design.
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:06   #3664
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Best dinghy to dive off is the Takacat
I have one and have used it for diving and general use
Off the bow works a treat.
They are designed here in NZ but produced in china
I think that the glueing is substandard. I have had a couple of seams leak.
Needed patching to keep inflated.
Takacat Sport - Closed bow inflatable catamaran
but for the wonderful feeling of lightness the inflatable Avon is better softer and so easy to throw up onto the stern castle or anywhere on deck. A 4x1 wooden keel can be placed inside and then they row very well. After owning 7 dinghies finally i choose the Avon.... or the Tinker which is not bad either.
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:32   #3665
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Best dinghy to dive off is the Takacat
I have one and have used it for diving and general use
Off the bow works a treat.
They are designed here in NZ but produced in china
I think that the glueing is substandard. I have had a couple of seams leak.
Needed patching to keep inflated.
Takacat Sport - Closed bow inflatable catamaran
but for the wonderful feeling of lightness the inflatable Avon is better softer and so easy to throw up onto the stern castle or anywhere on deck. A 4x1 wooden keel can be placed inside and then they row very well. After owning 7 dinghies finally i choose the Avon.... or the Tinker which is not bad either.
I have had a 10' Porta-Bote for about 11 or 12 years now (am thinking about getting the 8' model). For diving it even has a small ladder attachment. I don't have this attachment but I saw a diver using one. Seemed to work real well. For those who don't know, the Porta-Bote it folds up to about 4 or 5 inches. Light weight, basically indestructable and easy to stow.

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(Full disclosure: In 2016 Porta-Bote peeps asked me to do some trade shows locally and hawk the boat. I agreed and they sent me a new 10' demo boat. I did sell a few at the shows and now am their dealer in these part of the woods.)
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:15   #3666
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I have never heard anything negative about any multi designer, with the exception of Arthur Piver, who was a bit of a showboat, but a hell of a salesman. And he was one of the critical mass that got Multihulls on the road to the future. The Casanovas took their big honking Horstman around Cape Horn and beyond, as a couple. That says a lot as to the design and the sailors.
I had a small Piver 25' that had soloed the Atlantic from England to the US. I absolutely loved her sailing ability. Especially her ability to point high into the wind with only a small fin on each ama. You could run shoal inlets.
Just to small with a family.
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Old 09-05-2017, 13:52   #3667
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Thanks Jimske
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your right they look impressive
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Old 09-05-2017, 20:07   #3668
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Just looked at the dimmerpost again and saw the comments about Ed being a honest company and the newness of the join date. I could think it might be a loooong time before Ed got back to you if he read it.

'not sure exactly what my join date has to do with my original post. When I'm deciding whether or not to pay someone $4.00 or $40,00.00 I would like to have a clear idea of what I'm getting for my money. At no point did I demean Mr. Horstmann or Tri-Star, so for the comment of Ed possibly taking a "loooong time" to get back to me due my exercising diligence...

Thank you for your original response.
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:55   #3669
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I added some articles under the Miscellaneous tab on my website that may be of interest. They aren't specifically Searunner related but boat related. The site is at

https://buildingmytrimaran.shutterfly.com/
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:09   #3670
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Nice site John, I like all the links to 37s. That and the 25 are my favorite Searunners.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:42   #3671
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Nice site John, I like all the links to 37s. That and the 25 are my favorite Searunners.
Thanks for the kudos. If you go to the pictures page and scroll past my pictures there are pictures of more Searunners, mostly 37s.

If you have Powerpoint the GPS presentation is interesting. It was a course I wrote when I worked for the Navy (that is why is shows submarines). It explains in detail how GPS works. The other articles on the Miscellaneous page are things I wrote basically for myself but I figured they should be shared with the group.

At one time I visited Jim Brown on Scrimshaw when it was for sale. Jim Brown is very interesting to talk to, and the things laying around his house are very interesting, for example, the float for his dock was an ama from one of his son's, Russel Brown, proas.

Anyway, I am rambling, again thanks for the kudos.
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Thanks for the kudos. If you go to the pictures page and scroll past my pictures there are pictures of more Searunners, mostly 37s.

If you have Powerpoint the GPS presentation is interesting. It was a course I wrote when I worked for the Navy (that is why is shows submarines). It explains in detail how GPS works. The other articles on the Miscellaneous page are things I wrote basically for myself but I figured they should be shared with the group.

At one time I visited Jim Brown on Scrimshaw when it was for sale. Jim Brown is very interesting to talk to, and the things laying around his house are very interesting, for example, the float for his dock was an ama from one of his son's, Russel Brown, proas.

Anyway, I am rambling, again thanks for the kudos.

Ramble all you want, everyone has the X at the right top.
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Old 10-05-2017, 14:38   #3673
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Just found this technique for boarding my RIB on a thread about tricks for ageing sailors on CF: https://youtu.be/GQuIJ3D5Kcc
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Being meticulous is what saves lives boats and produces more.
Excellent stuff blewett_John.
Intracoastal Waterway and more.....
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Hahaha obviously made for those that like surprises and backward in reverse flips.
Nice one Roy
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