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  1. My 30 minute time was from highway speed trailer to splash - but did not include rigging the sails - I generally toss them on as I'm motoring out of the marina or usually while I'm waiting for my wife to park the car and walk down. That part never really takes much effort if I leave the jib on top in the foredeck hatch, sheets stay in place. Main sail lives on a relatively complex boom that I'd like to simplify, but it's just a matter of one push release pin for the gooseneck, a clip for the main sheet to the boom , a clip for the halyard, then raise the sail, adjust the cleat on the outhaul t
  2. Thanks. That is kinda what I had thought about typical time. It's really the amount of work moreso than the time, but it's hard to quantify an amount of work. I find that if I'm feeling lazy I'll just take out the kayak instead. That kinda defeats the purpose of having a sailboat.
  3. I'm mostly curious because in my timing of my own setup about 15-18 minutes out of the 30 is for assembly of the beams and floats. Mine slide, not fold. Also I do not have a spinnaker to rig - although it may be added soon. I leave most of my rigging in place. The main sheet is a 6:1 block that I remove and store. Otherwise the traveler is used with a clip for one of the mast tie downs, and it stays in place - the excess rope is stored in an underseat cubby. All of the standing rigging is left in place and coiled and tied up and hung off the mast for transport. All of the mast running riggi
  4. Can anyone give a good idea of setup time. I timed my home-build Scarab 18 trimaran setup yesterday. I re-deisgned it for a sliding system that I am not totally happy with. I designed very close tolerance (.012 inches) tubing and it binds, so I've re-worked some of it. My time yesterday from stepping out of the vehicle at the marina to backing down the ramp was just under 29 minutes. That was setting it up alone. And I stand the mast the old fashion way - with my back, so that part is pretty quick. Teardown was similar, at around 31 minutes from ramp to highway going home. I'd very much
  5. Searail vs Pulse600. Is there really any question why one weighs more? (I'll give you a hint: it's those things on the outside)
  6. Out of curiosity, what is an appropriate weight? If it were 800lbs, would it be significantly more attractive to a lot of buyers?
  7. It's a tricky market. It's somewhere between one-off and mass production. I've kicked around the idea of starting a small factory to produce a competing boat. Having built one myself, I'm pretty confident that I could bring the price WAY down, but the only way I've run the numbers to do so is to do short production runs and then close up shop for 11 months a year. Basically set up you production to run for 1 or 2 months and build a year's worth of boat parts and then shut it all down and sell out your stock. How do you manage this around another full time job or without a special deal on yo
  8. FWIW - I have a Nissan 3.5hp 4stroke long shaft on my 18' trimaran and it's plenty of power for my use. I've been thinking about upgrading to a high thrust prop though just to get a bit more at the top end. Wide open it'll do around 5kts. Excellent little motor as far as being reliable, quiet, and lasts forever on a 1/4 gallon tank of gas.
  9. At $64k - they'll sell zero. Just like Motive.
  10. Sounds like fun! Frustrating that some sailors are so competitive that they'd have a collision just because they can. One nice thing about even a small multihull boat like this is that there's not a Catalina on the water of any size or shape that will see anything other than your stern as you pass them. The reason I asked was that - at least to me - price is a huge factor in whether a boat is something I'll own or not. Thank you for the kind words. When I started building my trimaran there simply wasn't anything on the market between the Weta and the F22/Sprint. I even tried to buy
  11. Sounds like fun! Frustrating that some sailors are so competitive that they'd have a collision just because they can. One nice thing about even a small multihull boat like this is that there's not a Catalina on the water of any size or shape that will see anything other than your stern as you pass them. The reason I asked was that - at least to me - price is a huge factor in whether a boat is something I'll own or not. Thank you for the kind words. When I started building my trimaran there simply wasn't anything on the market between the Weta and the F22/Sprint. I even tried to buy
  12. Beautiful! And so is the boat! Looking at those pictures helped me understand what Tornado referred to earlier as being "a LOT of boat" for only 6 meters/20 ft. What an awesome looking ride! On a different note, I actually wouldn't mind if people would stop sharing their extremely valuable and doubtlessly highly educated opinions about the Pulse's pricing. I've learned so much from those amazing opinions, which have already been repeated ad nauseam, so could you shut up now? Do you own a boat?
  13. I tend to ask whether something is a value compared to alternatives. This is hard to say. At $50k, it's certainly out of a price I would consider. No one wants to really say it, but the Astus 16.5 basically buried this boat's chance at being a big seller. If I hadn't built my trimaran and were starting with a clean slate - I'd want the P600, but have an order in for an Astus 16.5. In fact I could buy 3 or 4 Astus 16.5s and donate 2 or 3 to the sailing club and start a fleet for the same cost. If I were dreaming up a perfect small trimaran - the P600 is closer than anything to what I wo
  14. You can do it with lots and lots of hp too. https://youtu.be/sAubG28uODM?t=32
  15. No offense, but jeep with stock axles and 33's isn't exactly hard core. Covered in light bars and fake beadlocks kinda screams mall crawler. Probably a fun toy though. Doesn't do much for your off road cred though.
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