FP "Now What" Flipped trimaran

I have been on that boat!

It was built in England, sailed to Long Beach CA via Panama, probably around 2000. From the forward end of the bridge deck, which was the bridge, I could look up into the mast structure that is clearly shown. It either had a free standing wing mast that rotated 360 degrees, or a windmill. I can't remember.

Looking for more information.

 

Rain Man

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Wet coast.
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Looks like the boat on the left.

 

Rasputin22

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Yeah that is/was? a Walker Wingsail, I think one of four. Hull shapes were better than I had previously thought but I never thought much of the rig. I can't imagine it pitchpoling under that underpowered rig but who knows? Looks like there may have been a hole just above the boot top on one ama so maybe that hull flooded and then it rolled over and the rig broke when it hit the reef. 

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Recidivist

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It appears to be a conglomeration of weird design ideas (even disregarding the mast/sail).

WTF is with the dorsal fin between the centerboard and rudder?

And with 3 hulls to choose from, why would you pick the bridgedecks as the spot to mount the motors?

 

EDCURACAO

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It sunk a month ago just before the corona lockdown bullshit here when leaving the bay in Curacao. People onboard were saved and they left boat drifting and washed ashore in Aruba.

This vessel was laying for many years unused in the Spanishwater bay. Was just sold I think. Very unlucky....

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