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  1. gurok

    bluewater multihulls

    Only when I'm awake.. I should add Venom is a very different boat and all of what was experienced by myself was fed back to Venom's owner and build team for their consideration
  2. gurok

    bluewater multihulls

    I write this as I believe I am the only owner of a TR36 in the world currently. The boat was finished and launched in 2018. Since then I’ve mainly been breaking it and fixing it and while some of my problems were build quality related others were due to poor design/engineering. There’s no doubt that TG can draw a pretty boat but from my direct experience that’s about as far as his usefulness in this field extends to. I’m not entirely sure, at least for this design, what’s been “proven” yet? All that aside I now have a boat that’s better than it was and my issues have been redesigned, reengineered and rebuilt (at least until the next time). Helming this back towards the Original post on this thread I owned 3600 like Bellino prior to this project and, even with the issues I’ve experienced, I’m glad I made the jump to Multihulls. Accommodation wise, she’s very comfortable for two and cosy for four.
  3. My own practical experience has been positive once I got all the components talking to each other. I have a BlueNova house battery ( aboard my trimaran. I have a 20hp outboard and all that charges is a small dedicated starting battery. To charge the bluenova house battery I have a combination of a wattnsea and solar (connected via the wattnsea charge controller). The battery canbus port is connected to a victron Venus gx that in turn deals with alarms and the delivery of battery charge status to my B&G network.
  4. I use the Honeywell sensor with my H5000 installation on Freshly Squeezed. It works a treat and is relatively cheap
  5. From my experience RFU’s like this one don’t work very well on the piss (angled on the horizontal plane). 2 boats ago I had one installed in this way (but to measure amounts of rudder rather than mast rotation) and it caused the pilot all manner of issues. Installing it flat resolved everything.
  6. In answer to your questions. Yes the main halyard has many such sections and yes I just drop to the next loop, apply downhaul and I'm done. No clutches, no guessing, nothing falling off of reef horns while I tighten stuff up. Yes the other hooks are for foresails and kites. Rob Meizer of Barracouta sails was the "genius" behind it all on Freshly Squeezed
  7. So far every time I have gone sailing I have managed to worry myself and so far I've yet to go sailing without breaking something /someone. "But then Buzz's crew are certifiable insane :-)" and a lot less comfortable.
  8. Generally unpleasant this morning with rain and wind so no sail hoist but I took enough pictures for you to get the gist of the system Mast hooks. All the load taken by bar that runs horizontally through mast. Carbon tabs just there to stop things slipping off. 2:1 mainsail halyard in sections linked with spliced loops. Each section length equates to reef drop
  9. I shall walk to boat in morning and take some for you
  10. On the TR36 I have hooks at deck level on the mast for all sails including the mainsail. The halyards are all fixed length. Reefs in main are handled by a mainsail halyard comprising fixed length sections, each with its own loop pertaining to a reef point and drop/hoist length. To reef the main I ease the downhaul/cunningham, unhook the mainsail halyard from its current hook and lower the halyard until I come across the next loop, hook on and then apply downhaul. My mainsail halyard has colour coded sections, each pertains to the colour of the associated reefline. Minimal faffing and easy to sort when tired..
  11. She's not 2.2 in racing trim. Her rating certificate has her at 2.7 ( . As was previously mentioned she's pretty sparse inside. The owner came to visit Freshly Squeezed and asked that I not let his wife see the inside of her :-)
  12. I do not believe those numbers for the R42. My TR36 has a main of 56.7m2, a headsail of 32.87m2. Weight 2700kg
  13. The new Rapido tri's look splendid and I look forward to seeing the 40 up close. Having just finished launching a new offshore tri and knowing of two other new tri owners who faced the same predicament ( 1 UK based and 1 in Australia ), I can fairly confidently say that at the moment, one of the biggest barriers for new offshore tri ownership will be lack of available insurance. We found cover in the end but it was not an easy task, terms are paved with extra conditions and it was pretty expensive for what you are getting. God forbid you want to race. One other owner had to withdraw from this years AZAB race because he could not get any terms for his older tri. There's no doubt that trimarans are fast and fun but getting insurance companies to cover them comprehensively for offshore sailing is a major ball ache.
  14. gurok

    Hearing aids

    My father now requires hearing aids and he continues to be very active including spending time sailing with me. His current hearing aids cause him all manner of issues when sailing (and cycling) with whistling, wind noise constantly in his ears. There are a few products that claim to solve this problem but so far we’ve had no luck. Does anyone know of or use a hearing aid that works in such conditions? Thanks for your attention