1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to sidebar




Custom building 60ft Trimaran

Home Forums Community General Chat Custom building 60ft Trimaran

This topic contains 9 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by Avatar of J.L.-Frusha J.L.-Frusha 4 years, 3 months ago.

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1256
    Avatar of xns
    xns
    Participant

    Hey Guys,

    I’ve been a dinghy racer since I was 10, mostly 420s and beach cats. The largest vessel I’ve ever skippered was a J24. So my experience with Cruisers is non-existent, but now;

    The girlfriend/wife and I are intending to get a 60ft trimaran(with a 50ft beam) instead of a house. Partly because the trimaran is cheaper, mostly because it’ll be @#$%^&* awesome! And because I can just berth next to the farm. I’ve decided on a few things, like having it made of 5086 aluminum and sloop rigged. But I’d like some advice on things like

    - heads,

    - desalinators,

    - bunks,

    - outboard vs inboard

    - bow/stern thrusters

    - Other random bits of wisdom

    Plans are my own, but the construction will be done by a local boatyard that specializes in aluminum high-speed ferries and RIB assault boats for our navy.

    #10141
    Avatar of OCEANOPOLIS
    OCEANOPOLIS
    Participant

    My advise to you is to buy an used one, ready to cruise and liveaboard, thus saving a bundle.

    #10142
    Avatar of SailorTrash
    SailorTrash
    Participant

    I’m with Ocean. Get a used one.

    S/V Sovereign: http://seagypsies-mikeandkatie.blogspot.com/

    Taking our cue from the Eskimos, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”

    #10143
    Avatar of tusavision
    tusavision
    Participant

    Buy a used one to live in while you experiment with builds. R&D takes twice as long and is 4 times as expensive as anticipated. 4 times as long and 8 times as expensive if you ask peers for advice. Pimp my ride ja?

    #10309
    Avatar of Altaica
    Altaica
    Participant

    xns wrote:
    The girlfriend/wife and I

    “girlfriend/wife”? Stil trying to get her to say “yes”? or are you lasbian an they don’t reconized Same/sex marrage? :P

    I wish you luck ether way.

    xns wrote:
    are intending to get a 60ft trimaran(with a 50ft beam) instead of a house. Partly because the trimaran is cheaper, mostly because it’ll be @#$%^&* awesome! And because I can just berth next to the farm. I’ve decided on a few things, like having it made of 5086 aluminum and sloop rigged. But I’d like some advice on things like

    You using Free!ship Plus?

    Try your diffrant hulls in some simulate and analyzese program(Like Free!ship) and see want works.

    You might try http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/design/

    That’s how I’m designing my hull.

    ouk emou alla tou logou akousantas homologein sophon estin hen

    #10528
    Avatar of xns
    xns
    Participant

    Ah ha! I can finally post! Damn system’s locked me out for weeks because of the “DVD” in my nickname.

    Right, as to why I won’t be buying a used one; Cost is the main factor, there aren’t any liveaboard’s available locally that are below the $150,000 it’ll cost to have this one done. That and there aren’t any trimarans available. Draft is very important for the area we’re currently working in, at low tide the bottom is just 4m down. If you consider all the debris from the farms that used to since the 1930s

    King Shannon of the Constitutional Monarchy of Logos.

    #10742
    Avatar of Jack
    Jack
    Participant

    I like the Concrete hull idea, thats my suggestion.

    #10744
    Avatar of xns
    xns
    Participant

    Wait, why does everyone assume I’m a lesbian?

    King Shannon of the Constitutional Monarchy of Logos.

    #10746
    Avatar of wohl1917
    wohl1917
    Participant

    I used to use the penname ‘Anarchist’ and people used to ask me why I was ‘Anti-Christ’!

    Oh, by the way, thank you very much for the plug about the Republic on a different thread.

    < http://ocr.wikia.com/wiki/Oceanic_Citizens_Republic_Wiki>

    Avatar of J.L.-Frusha
    J.L.-Frusha
    Participant

    xns wrote:
    Wait, why does everyone assume I’m a lesbian?

    King Shannon of the Constitutional Monarchy of Logos.

    It was a dumb crack, based on the girlfriend/wife part… He/she was only joking.

    Later,

    J.L.F.

    Never be afraid to try something new…

    Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.



Posted on at

Categories:

Written by

Blog/Newsletter

Donate