Trevor B

Looking for DIAM-24s in NA

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Upwind on the Seacart 30 we do 14 or so kn with the wind in the mid to higher teens, which is about what Beowulf V (Half Moon Bay Boys and Girls) does...

 

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We seem to be settling in at about 11.5 knots in 15 knots of wind, tacking through 85-88 degrees. It’s starting to feel pretty good.

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On 6/30/2019 at 4:51 PM, Trevor B said:

All said and done, it was about $6,500 from the boat yard in England to driving it away from the Port in California. That includes everything except for sales tax in California.

I just contacted the French connection about shipping; no answer back yet.  How did you arrange that, did you do it from the US?  I would be shipping the boat to Florida, probably Miami or Tampa.  Did you get a trailer?  The French site says you can put it together in an hour with a couple of guys, but I am not sure if that is the case.  Would love to find one in the US for sale, or even to see in person.  Seems like an idea day sailor me.  Another question is about what I will call light air sailing, under 8-10 knots which is what I experience a lot in Florida; how does it do in those conditions.

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3 hours ago, Tomfl said:

Seems like an idea day sailor me.  Another question is about what I will call light air sailing, under 8-10 knots which is what I experience a lot in Florida; how does it do in those conditions.

A racing group of 3-5 would be perfect for Biscayne Bay. I’d be in.

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Sailed one up in Comox with the guys at Compass Adventures. They say the sweet spot is around 12 knots of wind, and I'd agree because that's when the boat really took off. And you can put them together in a couple of hours - I've seen them do it.

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On 8/13/2019 at 9:15 PM, Trevor B said:

We seem to be settling in at about 11.5 knots in 15 knots of wind, tacking through 85-88 degrees. It’s starting to feel pretty good.

I bet it does feel good.  How does it handle the swell? 

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It gets bouncy in the swells, but is fine.

Like almost every boat it likes flat water.

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We also got buzzed by a drone just below Davenport in really chopped up water and big breeze. We were about a half mile off the cliffs- quite a surprise!
Love to see that footage.

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I suffered through grades 1 through 5 at Davenport elementary. Spent a lot of time looking out at that rolling sea.

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This forum was opened seeking Diam 24's.

If anybody is interested out there I know of one that is for sale.

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1 hour ago, Trevor B said:

There’s a rumor of another one somewhere in Texas that’s for sale too.

PM me if there is this rumor. I could pick one up. 

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Thank you for the contact info @boardhead, unfortunately that one sold. WHO HERE BOUGHT IT?!?!

Currently talking w/ADH Inotec to buy one of their 9!!! that are listed. Will see if I pull the trigger... Seems dicey to be buying such a toy in these... economic conditions.

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3 hours ago, Floating Duck said:

WHO HERE BOUGHT IT?!?!

A friend/teammate from NorCal who now lives in Miami. 
Hopefully it’ll be in the Bay Area eventually.

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2 hours ago, Trevor B said:

A friend/teammate from NorCal who now lives in Miami. 
Hopefully it’ll be in the Bay Area eventually.

Extra nice multi 23, loaded with near new racing sails, 4 stroke, trailer, fresh water tri, $18,800, using the money for a youth program/r2ak

 

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Went “cruising” last weekend with my daughter, adventuring might be a better term.

Stillwater Cove near Carmel, Ca. About thirty miles each way.

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That looks like a blast. I was 11 last time I was in Stillwater cove, but remember it well.

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Do any of the owners here have the "Lake Rig" by any chance?

Wondering just how much the 300sqft C0 and 500sqft Masthead Spin power up the boat? Is it substantial or is the Diam still relatively "stuck" under like 8kt of wind?

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@Trevor B, thank you for all the great info you posted.

I'm curious about logistics for the boat. Could you provide your lights?

- how easy it is to get the boat on/off the water ? Do you store it on the beach or on the dry? Do you have the soft or hard wheels ?

- Since you are in CA with lots of sun, is there a cover that you put on ? I don't think the builder has any cover design for sale.

- can you elaborate on rigging/derigging the boat if you have done so?

Oh and finally, do you know of any owner in TX?

Thanks.

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@Breizo 

On 10/24/2020 at 12:03 AM, Breizo said:

@Trevor B, thank you for all the great info you posted.

I'm curious about logistics for the boat. Could you provide your lights?

- how easy it is to get the boat on/off the water ? Do you store it on the beach or on the dry? Do you have the soft or hard wheels ?

- Since you are in CA with lots of sun, is there a cover that you put on ? I don't think the builder has any cover design for sale.

- can you elaborate on rigging/derigging the boat if you have done so?

Oh and finally, do you know of any owner in TX?

Thanks.

Hello @Breizo, 

To answer your questions

The Diam has different option to get boat out of the watter, there is a ramp trolley (to laucn the boat on ramp) easily towed by a car. 

Ther is also a a beach trolley, for more complicated ground, for exemple the beach or grass, it can also be towed by a car. 

So both type of wheel, can be stored anywhere, are easy to get the boat in/off the water. The trickky thing is to find a good spot to keave the boat. 

There is a cover to put on the boat, it covers the entire boat and is perfect to protect against the UV. This cover exist for the boat assemble and the boat dissamble.

The rigging of the boat mast already up : it is very easy and can be done alone, even if it is much easier with two pair of hands, you have two diffrent set of sail : The sea rig (1 mainsail, 1 self tacking Jib, 1 Genkaker) The lake rig for light wind condition (1 mainsail, 1 self tacking jib, 1 bigger Genaker, 1 code Zero). 

 

If you speak about dissambling the boat, you 2 pair of hands to be effcient, and the quickest I have heard about is 1h00, but if you do not do it often you should count 2 hours. 

There is no current diam owners in TX to my knowledge. 

Hope that answers your question. 

 

 

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