LionIsland

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  1. LionIsland

    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    That mast IS huge! But that’s a good thing. (Says the bloke with a short masted boat) That’s why they invented reefing.
  2. LionIsland

    Corsair Trimaran

    I suspect you just bought yourself, your family and friends a whole bunch of smiles.
  3. LionIsland

    Can anyone ID this Cat?

    I’ve passed it on. Ta.
  4. LionIsland

    Can anyone ID this Cat?

    Bushsailor. If you’re selling that mast me mate’s interested. Can you send me an email or something. bartonstephen2@hotmail.com ta.
  5. LionIsland

    Can anyone ID this Cat?

    Oh ah. Nice. sounds absolutely gorgeous, like a piece of art. Difficult to believe you’d part with that. I’ll pass that info on to someone looking for a mast - albeit shorter than that.
  6. LionIsland

    Can anyone ID this Cat?

    Bushsailor:: “If rotating rigs were faster I am sure boats like Comanche with unlimited budget would have them.“ oh boy, that will be a large can of worms you just opened, right there. I’ll open the first round on that one: They obviously are faster (I’m too flumaxed to even cite examples- where does one start?!! ok- here’s a few:- Imoca, Orma, Mod 70, Ultime G, nearly all racing multis big and small, Moths (previously but now use deep mast sleeves), NS 14, nearly all Farrier/Corsairs, Diam24/Multi23 should I go on?) but depending on what class/rating etc one races under they may not be class legal, or worth the rating penalty one receives. However, Trilogy, proved over a long period of time, that a fast (very) well sailed multi, can win on OMR without the benefits and subsequent penalties of a rotator. And, yes, no argument they are pain in the clacker compared with a fixed rig.
  7. LionIsland

    Can anyone ID this Cat?

    Bushsailor, the mast you would like to sell, that is.
  8. LionIsland

    Can anyone ID this Cat?

    What mast is that?
  9. LionIsland

    Corsair Trimaran

    Don’t worry about my Plywood mate, he lives a chat. I’ll bring the conversation back. F-27 v Sprint Mk 2 v Dash. You said offer accepted- did I miss something? On which one? All really good boats. Condition depending of course. Apart from price hmmm well the Dash does seem a bit too pricey unless it was absolutely immaculate and fully loaded but for mine- the Dash. More modern shape (more buoyant floats,/amas/ outriggers) lighter to tow, nice accomodation, good cockpit. Probably easier to onsell.
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    Corsair Trimaran

    The DF is faster because it is a new design. Interesting logic, that. It may be faster. (I still need convincing). It might be a newer design but one doesn’t necessarily follow the other. But back to towing. I’d be a little nervous in a following wind and/or a following sea or when tow vessel slows that one’s nice little tri would slam into the arse of the mother ship. I’ve often wondered if this would keep a pesky dinghy rom bumping into the mothership:- If one towed said boat (let’s say a trimaran but what ever) with a rope from each side of the transom of the towing vessel (in this case, apparently, a trawler but whatever) and these ropes were lead through PVC conduit or fairly stiff rubber hose would it not then be impossible (or less likely) that the towed vessel would climb onto (aka bash into) the transom of the towing vessel? Multithom’s idea of rafting is good but I suspect in a bit of chop and sea things could get a bit crunchy.
  11. LionIsland

    Corsair Trimaran

    Let’s do a comparo. F-24 to Dragonfly 25. On what criteria? Cost, weight, finish, performance, ease and speed of rigging and derigging, accomodation, looks, resale price and likelihood to offload, spares. On finish (but they’re Danish aren’t they?) and accomodation you’d be hard pressed not to give the points to DF. By a fair way Looks, well that’s subjective. Both are beautiful. The rest you’d have to give it to the Corsair, wouldn’t you? Mind you, I don’t think I’ve seen the two race against each other. But I suspect the Corsair would blow the DF off. DF has a swing centreboard, yes? Personally, I like the simplicity, performance and robustness of the Corsair but on reflection there’s a lot going for the DF if that’s your cuppa. Hmmm.
  12. LionIsland

    Corsair Trimaran

    Can’t see that being an issue. Sooo many options. Unfolded with mast up and tethered to dock=extremely stable. Too wide? How about: One side folded, mast up, tethered to dock= very very stable. Single pen but expecting a thousand knots then: One side folded, mast down (not much overhang as f-24 mast is not real long)=very very very very stable. If super skinny (monohull sized) pen and expecting a thousand knots: Fully folded with mast down, tethered to dock = absolute stability. Or keep it on the trailer at the sailing club folded (or not) with mast up (or not). And tethered to the ground or a concrete block. Like RQ does in Queensland. Or just pack it up after sailing and take it home and put in the garage or your yard or on the street . I/2 hour rig up and derig at each end when you’ve got the systems all sorted. Is there a more practical, fun, little boat in the world? Me thinks not.
  13. LionIsland

    Corsair Trimaran

    J-70 to F-24. Excellent decision. All pluses no minuses.
  14. LionIsland

    Carbon3 trimaran coming to Hong Kong

    On trimaran Big Bird (30’ 2.5t) I put a long leg Yammy 9.9 on the typical roller track system aprox 1.2m long on the afterdeck behind the rear beam. Worked a treat. I put it to one side of the transom hung rudder to leave space on thecafter deck and so a boarding ladder could be fitted to the other side of the rudder which made it easier for less nimble picnic swimmers to get back on board after swimming. Actually, it was easier for everyone. note: boarding ladders need to have the tops of the hand rails to be higher than top step to facilitate climbing up and down. The ss round top ones work well and come with key lock fittings that won’t slice feet. Anyways, back to the outboard bracket. It was mounted on 4 roller bearing cars and was uncleared and rolled down to the back of the afterdeck before kicking it down and putting a button stop in front of the car. A wire strop stopped it rolling off the back. The tracks, you’ll find, will need to be mounted to all the way to end of the afterdeck or even have a little bit of an overhang. Also, you’ll need a blocking device (I just used a standard button stop on the track) to stop the outboard leg pushing forward against the transom when in forward gear. I used a rope and cleat to keep the motor forward when it was not deployed. I had a bit of stainless plate sika’d on the transom and folded on the afterdeck between the train tracks to protect from the inevitable bumps n dings from the outboard leg. The advantages of kicking the motor up and rolling it forward are: 1) getting weight off the transom which is slow, slow slow. 2) the leg is not sticking out the back catching all manner of stuff. Eg ropes, other boats, dinghys, fishing lines etc. 3) you can work on the motor more comfortably and have less chance of dropping bits and tools in the drink 4) makes changing the props when the 1st one spins out the centre hub rubber bush is a doodle. Will that happen? Of course it will. But it won’t be a drama because you will have bought a spare prop and know how (and have the tools at the ready) to replace it in a flash because that rubber bush is designed to spin out and it will happen at night, near rocks, when you’re tired, in a big onshore breeze with lots of waves. 5) protects the motor from getting dunked by a million waves. Cheers, Stephen. Ps. Oh yeah. You’re 20hp is gonna have the extra long leg, right?
  15. LionIsland

    Carbon3 trimaran coming to Hong Kong

    I’m glad I read to the end of this thread to read you that you got a 20hp. Good boy! Now I can go to sleep and not expect to wake up and read that a guy just bought a gorgeous 40’ racing tri but wrote it off because he only had a toy motor on it.