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8mt Grainger Racing Trimaran For Sale

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Grainger Racing Trimaran for sale. Yes - I have purchased an add. Price by negotiation / offers considered. Please PM me for a copy of the full specification / inventory and photos. Boat is located in Brisbane Australia.

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You are going to need a big trailer for that

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great looking beast - not exactly the most friendly to get around the countryside though.

If it was foldable/trailerable I would have some serious interest/drool factor

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Matty, don't sell!!! She is finally going fast and plenty of big events coming up.

 

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Fellas - the boat is socketed. Its on its dual axle road trailer in one of the photos and has the ability to be demounted / towed. 

The centre hull is 8mt and amas 9.2mt.

Mast cants electrically 15 degrees. Operated by 2 x foot switches on the cockpit floor.

Stb cabin top winch is 2 speed electric and traveller is electric. Both controlled by wireless remotes the crew carry.

Anyone half serious I can email high res photos and a full spec breakdown. 

Cheers

Matt

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What was it originally. Can you explain the design/mod history?

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Cool, thanks for that. 

Removal of the cockpit coamings and the extended floats give it quite a different look.

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On 05/02/2018 at 9:38 AM, plywoodboy said:

Matty, don't sell!!! She is finally going fast and plenty of big events coming up.

 

It's breaking my heart to see something that's been worked so hard on be sold :'(

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9 minutes ago, Trevor B said:

What’s the sailing weight without crew?

 

1285KG with all sails (Main / 2 jibs / 3 x furling gennakers) ready to race. 

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21 hours ago, Jason AUS said:

Do it PIL.... do it....

I absolutely will if you go me halves........

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Just now, PIL007 said:

I absolutely will if you go me halves........

It's only slightly more expensive than the Paper Tiger I've been eyeballing....

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34 minutes ago, PIL007 said:

I absolutely will if you go me halves........

if you were down in Syd you just may have a taker...

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2 hours ago, Chidz said:

if you were down in Syd you just may have a taker...

I am..... Cronulla

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 Got the original floats to put back on it? Fond memories of sailing an ol’ 075 Mk II. 

Dear old 075-butchered and molested.

Just kidding, it looks amazing and goes unreal apparently. Good on ya for building it, you crazy mf’er. Cool thingo.

Btw, which 075 was TIME MACHINE originally?  

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8 hours ago, PIL007 said:

I am..... Cronulla

On your doorstep Chidz, get the moths out of your wallet!

 

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geez, I've put my head in the noose here ... but a pretty nice noose if I may say so ..

Pil - we may need to have a conversation if I can offload the Sprint soon

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1 minute ago, ASP said:

Dragon sold and is now in the PNW of north america. 

$90,000 NZD seemed a bargain

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1 hour ago, Chidz said:

geez, I've put my head in the noose here ... but a pretty nice noose if I may say so ..

Pil - we may need to have a conversation if I can offload the Sprint soon

Eat Entree Last?

Easy plan Chidz, buy her and do Bay to Bay in a few weeks, then sail her home to cockroach waters in a few hours. 

Her replacement value of recent bits alone is double that.

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13 hours ago, LionIsland said:

 Got the original floats to put back on it? Fond memories of sailing an ol’ 075 Mk II. 

Dear old 075-butchered and molested.

Just kidding, it looks amazing and goes unreal apparently. Good on ya for building it, you crazy mf’er. Cool thingo.

Btw, which 075 was TIME MACHINE originally?  

All in above link to TG webpage, never was on water as a standard 075 but was highly modified along the way.

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1 minute ago, plywoodboy said:

All in above link to TG webpage, never was on water as a standard 075 but was highly modified along the way.

I see. Cool. NZ tri looks wicked, Cuzzy Bro’. 

Getting it  here could be an interesting sail. 

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29 minutes ago, LionIsland said:

I see. Cool. NZ tri looks wicked, Cuzzy Bro’. 

Getting it  here could be an interesting sail. 

But do able

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Fellas - in the next two weeks I will be de-mounting the boat and packing it up on the trailer. Will tow it to the shed for use when I have a bit more spare time later if not sold. 

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Matt, any pictures of the interior? Is there room to sleep down below?

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Hi Trevor - Photos attached (hopefully).

There are hatch covers that go over the 2 x sections in the front V - berth. Under the aft hatch there is a spot custom made for a porta loo toilet. (we dont use it / carry one). There is also a brand new (never used) upholstered foam mattress that fits in the V-berth. This boat has a double ring frame (as can be seen in the photo) and a carbon mast compression post. Pretty much all other Tri's have the CB case running through this section which does not do much for open plan living.

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For the consideration of PIL007 and Chidz:

I'd be interested in joining 2 others to buy Time Machine. Being Sydney based and having grandchildren in Cronulla it would be easy enough to find excuses to do some racing there, and I'm a bit sick of hauling my aged Corsair 24 to places like Hervey Bay, Gippsland Lakes and so on  to trail around at the tail of the fleet.  Would be nice to keep going to places like Wangi though. email me on rivettgp(at) gmail (dot) com if interested. My sailing mate Goldfinger bought share in Dux Nutts and he hauls it around, so might be good to see a couple of old Grainger tris at a few events, but nothing more challenging than Cat 5. 

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On 4/6/2018 at 11:07 AM, plywoodboy said:

Eat Entree Last?

Easy plan Chidz, buy her and do Bay to Bay in a few weeks, then sail her home to cockroach waters in a few hours. 

Her replacement value of recent bits alone is double that.

nice idea - slight tech detail - need available $$ first

not all of us are rich yacht brokers :-P

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20 hours ago, offtherails said:

For the consideration of PIL007 and Chidz:

I'd be interested in joining 2 others to buy Time Machine. ..... email me on rivettgp(at) gmail (dot) com if interested.....

sounds like we do need to have a discussion ... biggest issue is you guys putting up with me on a boat - you have been warned (bhahaha)

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If anyone has tried to email me without reply - it is because the email address on my profile is out of date.

Has now been updated - please re-send any messages.

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Any photos of this packed up on its trailer ready for towing please?

 

 

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Id Love to know more about the canting mast and if we can apply that to our farrier 8.5 'String Theory' ex hurts like heaven 

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Just love all the rope clean up systems and such a cool boat . Rates 1.026 (fast) 

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On 2/4/2018 at 12:03 PM, MATTVB said:

Yes - I have purchased an add.

then you shall have both a bump and a like :)

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still for sale?

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You couldn't post a pic of the rudder and gudgeon detail could you, that set up looks awesome and Im at about that stage with a build project and filtering a few ideas . 

Like they say "plagiarism is copying from one source - research is copying from many sources"

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2 hours ago, ASP said:

still for sale?

Yes - not actively being advertised but for sale if someone is interested.

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This boat is very cheap for what it is.... big dollar build ... i would own it if not for logistics where i live

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How long/how many people does it take to put it on the trailer?

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I have never really needed to demount the boat very often. The last time we did it we had two guys on each end of the Ama and one guy holding the beam steady when it slotted in or out of the main hull. The ama and beams weigh 200kg. With a few systems you could do it manually with a couple of people in not much time at all. This time I did it on my own using a crane. The crane pulled the mast off and supported the amas whilst they were de socketed. The crane was on site for an hour and a half. Pretty quick really. Like anything the more you do it the better you get. Once the crane put the mast on the ground - it took about 20 minutes to un-pin the single diamond rod and take the single spreaders off. The mast is two piece and joins at the spreader junction. A beautiful system by Marstrom. Then two guys easily carry the mast around and its no longer than the boat which is great for travelling.

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Jeeze, I might have to hit you up for a test sail! : )

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