going rogue..........

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havliii
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going rogue..........

Post by havliii » September 14th, 2017, 3:15 am

Well I went and did it. Took a perfectly good cat and chop shopped it into a somewhat perfectly good trimaran. Here's a pic of the results and a video link of the boat in action. I took this step to create a more comfortable camper boat and to get my wife back out on the water. I have to confess sitting in a cockpit is delightful. The boat will obviously never reach catamaran speeds, she is no slouch either. I have loaded her full and did the first camper test last weekend, she even carries a porta potty in the bow locker.
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First float was 71717 (a memorable date for me and symmetrical) You can see her in action on my you tube channel nutfarmerandy. Here's a link that will get you therehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHqB7YaZGCo

In the linked video the boat is completely loaded for camping, gas stove, extra gas bottles, tent, sleeping bag, porta potty, loaded cooler, dry bags for gear, clothing, spare parts, etc, etc. The boat still clocked a 15.2 mph broad reach, I'll take that.

I am not the first builder to use Supercat hulls as amas and certainly won't be the last, their design is comparable to what is being used on trimarans today. FWIW the center hull and folding mechanism is a former Farrier Tramp Trimaran that I purchased at a "yard" sale some years ago.

T Peterson
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Re: going rogue..........

Post by T Peterson » September 15th, 2017, 7:31 am

Well, that cost me at least a half hour of my life! It was a great idea and nicely executed.

But

Once on YouTube, I watched videos on how to burn stumps for a while and then ended up watching videos on how to make rings from gold coins.

Next time, please post stills...

havliii
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Re: going rogue..........

Post by havliii » September 21st, 2017, 3:01 am

T Peterson wrote:
September 15th, 2017, 7:31 am
Well, that cost me at least a half hour of my life! It was a great idea and nicely executed.

But

Once on YouTube, I watched videos on how to burn stumps for a while and then ended up watching videos on how to make rings from gold coins.

Next time, please post stills...
lmao now that's funny...... here's a dolphin video first 10 secs has the best view, watch then immediately log off u-tube! that's an order. the dolphins were leaping in our wake, surfing down the stern wave, they chased the boat for 4-5 minutes before we got the camera out, it was the icing on the cake of a magnificent day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYSiOBAoM1A

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Re: going rogue..........

Post by T Peterson » September 25th, 2017, 7:12 am

I did as you suggested, but it took supreme will power.

Nice catch of the dolphins!

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Re: going rogue..........

Post by Bill Roberts » October 18th, 2017, 5:12 pm

havliii,
I appreciate what you have done but let me give you some 1976 SC technology along the same lines as your tri.
Take an old SC20 and recondition it with front tramp and new main tramp. The 20 will have much more topside area that your tri. Get Tom to make
you some dry storage bags with compartments (sized to accommodate standard size camping equipment) that go across the boat at the main beam. Two of these will hold all stuff you need to support two people for several days. Put a pop up tent with 7 ft head room in one compartment. When you get to your destination, put the pop up tent on the front tramp or better still set it up on the beach. Go for a swim. Have a romantic camp fire. Roast marshmallows. Have fun. The tent netting keeps the bugs away and floor keeps the tent clean inside.
This old 20 mod has more room than your tri and is faster. On the race weekends ,you have the fastest boat in town. Just take the camping gear off.
Havliii, this is just another way to skin the cat.

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