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Has anybody come across these Tri’s on a racecourse ?

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Sounded more like a sports car from England. I thought I knew every multihull but I draw a blank on that one. Much less seeing one on a race course. Bloody me, just noticed you are in Australia, this Yank will shut up now. Still am curious though.

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Many years back I  read about a Scarb design that used a Hobie 18 rig.

I thought it was a great idea to get a small tri on the water without having to sell the house.

Since then larger Scarab designs have come out but I don't know what they use as a rig.

It would be worth checking that out considering  how much the rig and sails usually cost.

The rig and sails on my F85 was by far the most expensive part of the build. 

I have not raced one, only sailed in company with a Scarab. If it was a race I  would not expect the Scarab  to be super fast against my F85 but it also wouldn't cost anything like it either. 

If day sailing and cruising I think it would be very good value for the outlay.

 

 

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there's one in socal that has done a lot of damage in the Santa Barbara King harbor race over the years.  Look like very nice designs.

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I owned a 9 metre Kendrick Avalon Design, lovely boat and Ray Kendrick the designer was always happy to help me, even though i wasnt the builder and was the second owner.  I had shitty old sails but she still went well, all things being equal (same sails same talent etc) , probably marginally slower than a C31.  But only marginally.  

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