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  1. Paul Koch

    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Here are few more pics of the Rapido 40 , in Langkawi on the way to Phuket , lots of grease from the shipping lanes in the Mallaca Straights !
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Sorry , I haven't had the time or inclination to visit this forum of late because most the time it is counterproductive . But to kill a few birds with one stone , Rapido 40 # 1 is cruising around Phuket after the owner single handed it from Terranganu , Malaysia . Good effort from a very new...
  3. Paul Koch

    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    We expect Bob's boat , ie: hull number 3 to be sailing in the US in about 4 months depending on covid and the freight companies delivering on their promises . It is coming along nicely in the factory . Number 2 is in final assembly and number 4 is being laminated now . Tooling always takes a...
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    For a start you would have more credibility if you had the guts to state your real name . Amazing how people are so happy to throw shit anonymously at real people with real responsibilities  on here with no consequences to them selves , pretty brave of them I recon  . The owner did not get Butt...
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    So my phone number is public knowledge and I believe you have it already so if you want the whole story give me a call . The way people describe everything here you would think the whole boat is a complete unmitigated disaster . It is not , far from it . A lot of stuff has been blown out of all...
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    I will jump in here .  The Rapido 60 was built with beams that plugged in to sockets mainly to save money for shipping . However we sailed the first one for 18 months with the boat held together by the 4 bolts and the rig and the highly tensioned nets . This was fine and probably would be still...
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Hi Wess, thanks to the covid virus shutting down Vietnam for at least 3 months our plans have been thrown out the window again . We were going to be at Canne in France and Annapolis but now impossible due to the total shutdown here  . Miami Boat show is our new target IF we are allowed to get...
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Yes the 50 is sailing and from the report I had from one of the design team who was there it is a stiff solid platform that sails very well . Sorry but have only received very few long distance photos as yet so nothing I can offer there other than these . Boats was doing 9 knots hard on the...
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    That's why we don't have inspection ports in Rapido Trimarans , they always leak ! We run pipes to the bottom of each compartment back or forward  to the storage area near the deck so we can check if there is water in there with a pump , also act as vents as the hull pumps going through waves ...
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Really this is all being blown out of all proportion here ,  I have a friendly healthy relationship with the owner and yes there are always some issues on a brand new design  that need addressing and we will fix them . The owners rep also has his opinions about aspects of the finish which he is...
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Actually I will wait until the boat is weighed with the rig on  before commenting further but I am sure it is still quite a bit lighter than a 60 comparing apples to apples . Absolutely, structurally it is built exactly to plan and everything else is as light as we can make it  and still have a...
  12. Paul Koch

    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Bob is getting number 3 and yes he has bought a fairly bare bones boat !
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Here is the latest polar data I have for the Rapido 40 . doesn't look too bad in theory !
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Price is still in the ball park , designers have upped the weight estimate , the 40 is looking fantastic and we are going to extremes to keep the weight down , first one should be sailing within 2 months , 3 rd boat started , 8 sold so someone likes it , heaps more guys sitting on the fence...
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