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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:40 PM
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Personly bomer id rather set it up for use on the lake thats a 30 second drive from mine rather than drive miles just to sail ( bit pointless ) the reason for the tri was to use a shorta keel or could of gone with a mono deep keel but then thats a boring route imo

The nice thing about are lake is that we have a walk way around the lake so no matter what way the wind blows it will drift back as long as the mast dosnt sink and dig into the silt, so making that bouyant is the best way rather than not bothering and having the rig rip its self off. Ease of use is the main aim and less to worry about means more fun sailing.

Rex bottle shounds good but want to keep the weight down to a min dont mind if it looks funky its just gota be something for perpos rather than looks

Going to fit a jib stay as well to put some bow in the jib sail that should help

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Hope you know I was kidding~ That's why I used the happy faces.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:51 PM
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Here is a video of a German Tornado class catamaran sailing. The boat has a very nice balance - even in the gusts, and the person on the sticks has had a bit of experience. Even when it buries the bow, there is little tendency to stuff it so far it pitch-poles. My only change would be to drop the foot of both sails and get the center of effort of the sails closer to the deck to reduce heeling.

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:56 AM
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Dan
Hope you know I was kidding~ That's why I used the happy faces.

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Sure did lol like wise

No other vids kinda alittle tempted to take her out today for a quick sail but the winds are alittle high and maybe one of the worst directions for are lake hmm

Just fitted the jib line to pop some bow in the jib looks like it will help alot

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Sorry - thanks for the correction.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 01:29 PM
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im aiming to be at the lake around ten in the morning till just before twelve if anybody fancys a sail ? ive got a new to me northwind28 to try out !
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 01:34 PM
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Did get out today for alittle go, was rather blustery 12/15 mph with some random gusts as always on the lake, the vids arnt that good tbh rather hard to try and sail it nice and use a phone so just set the sails and tryed to film best as could

Its rather nipy when sailin it propley and was pushing it to see how far she would lean and it didnt turn over but come close acouple of times. You get to a point when the down wind sponson is under the water all together and the strut is just sticking out as its zooming along and down wind you can get it spot on so you only have the middle hull in the water with the outa two flying Hopefully oneday can get someone to film it while im on both sticks pushing it to show how good it really is. One thing i kept noticing though is the head sail should be set up diffrently from the way it comes, a good few times the leadin edge was having a flap, wouldnt of taken alot if thunder tiger hadnt of sealed the ends of the front edge with stiffeners for the line points....

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Sorry they aint very good best i could do Winds dropin for tomorrow think a few boats are going down to the lake for a sail Though its sayin 4mph winds so not the best for it

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:59 PM
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Nice Job Dan! looks much better with the heavier winds
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:05 PM
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Here's what we are dealing with....
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 07:14 AM
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Nice Job Dan! looks much better with the heavier winds
Thanks Willey, not the best vids but gives an idear

Am abit 50/50 love playin in the snow but like 10oc warm to sail lol saying that though by the end of this week we are going back to to 0oc the weather over here is like a yo yo at the moment

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:57 PM
Ah, so its THIS again. . .
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Quick question guys.

Do all trimarans always fly one hull when in the water. I seem to notice here that this boat always has one hull out of the water even when its sitting in a calm pool. It never seems to have all three sitting level. Also it seems like its always leaned either right or left no matte what, its never level.

Is this just a condition of the design? Or just a condition of this boat?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:05 PM
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The short answer is no. Many cruising tris have 3 hulls in the water. However, having one out of the water reduces drag and makes the boat easier to tack.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:24 PM
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This type is only ment to have two hulls in the water at any time, its a copy of a racing tri, so its always going to lean port or starboard, unless your going down wind wheir you can get it to sit only on the middle hull but its tricky to get this

Dan

P.s if you want a tri with all 3 in the water have alook at the fugi 60 i think it is, but its not as good as this yacht ( dont know of any others )
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:36 PM
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The old Brown Searunner tris have three hulls *firmly* planted in the water.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:54 PM
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For a float maybe something that looks like a radar dome?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:39 PM
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thats a good idea doomsman , at least it would look scale like and still serve a purpose .
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