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    Forward Cockpit

    Bob Oram has a number of sail and power cat designs with optional front cockpits. https://www.boboramdesign.com/
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    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    And if you can't find an original you could build........... https://ikarus342000.com/MAXIpage.html
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    30 years ago I worked at a waste oil re-refining plant that also had a small shop attached that sold engine oil packs, filters etc. Had a woman come in one day, and buy a 4 litre (just over 4 quarts) pack. She walked out and next thing she has the hood of the car up so we assumed she was topping up the oil before leaving. She succeded in putting half the pack in the radiator before another customer saw what she was doing and stopped her. I had to walk away.
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    Crowther Buccaneer 33 trimaran - want info

    Sounds like a fun business plan. Big thing to watch for on a 40+ year old boat with alloy beams are - the alloy beams, they are prone to corrosion/cracking etc over time. Although a Bucc 33 is demountable I'll bet most of them haven't been apart since launching. I think a B36 or a 40 would be a better bet. More payload and space, conventional beams and a lot of them seem to be built in foam/glass. Was a mint 40 for sale here a couple of years ago had a fuckton of money spent on it an sold for something like 50k NZ. Some tri bits of old Crowther catalogue attached Tris from catalogue.pdf
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    Bi plane rigged wing mast cat pros and cons?

    Nice looking boat. What design -length/beam and disp? Who designed/built the rigs?
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    26ft trimaran QLD

    Cool boat. The bow view looks sort of Seaclipper 28-ish........
  7. Apache is the ex Murray Ross Isis and is 55ft. Cation is 60' all carbon and Kotuku is similar, Roger Hill designs. These 3 are all more akin to Gunboats than your average 'cruiser-racer' cat.
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    F-22 Update

    The new base price of the F22 Legacy @69k US$ is the same as the old base price for the F22S base boat ex the NZ factory. Assuming the spec of the models is the same I guess the saving is in the freight. I was hoping that with Farrier production in NZ we would see a few more small tris sailing here. What I would like to know is who now has the rights to the plans.
  9. If White wings there should be a mizzen.....
  10. Looks like an Argonauta. The tremolino is smaller and most of them don't fold.
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    OK I now understand the Farrier Phillipines factory is/was Multihulls Direct referred to above. https://www.f-boat.com/pages/News5/BuildingInPhilippines.html I can't see how moving production to the US would make the F22 more affordable?? Or maybe thats not a concern if the order book is (purportedly) already full.
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    Wasn't there a factory set up in the Phillipines around 2016 to boost production rate? What happened with that?
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    8mt Grainger Racing Trimaran For Sale

    Cool, thanks for that. Removal of the cockpit coamings and the extended floats give it quite a different look.
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    8mt Grainger Racing Trimaran For Sale

    What was it originally. Can you explain the design/mod history?
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    F-22 Update

    More like a Beachcomber I think for the fuckee :-) The raised deck has obviously been done to increase space below, but to me what makes it look most odd is the contrasting bow rakes. But never mind they'll sell if the price is right. Bit of a step back from the Sprint Mk 2 which looks pretty good IMO. http://sail.corsairmarine.com/special-price-promotion-on-sprint-750s-until-end-of-december-2016 However, if Corsair had continued with Tony Grainger they might be bringing to market something like...... http://www.rocketfactorytrimarans.com/rocket-range/rocket-26/