Best Guess Trimaran Sailing in Puget Sound
Here is a great update from sailor and self-builder Jim Gallant, featuring the trimaran named BEST GUESS. Jim has added some more pics to his webpage, along with some fun, short videos.
Jim writes that BEST GUESS is now in his garage being retro-fitted with some improvements for Spring. He is adding “lifing planes to the amas” as one of the improvements and is looking forward to seeing how they’ll work.
Thanks for sharing these new pics and vids with us Jim!
Jim writes the following on his webpage, linked to at the end of this post …
BEST GUESS is a 17 foot plywood/epoxy trimaran that I desgned and built in my garage. It uses amas (the outer hulls) from a 14 foot Hobie catamaran, and a main sail and jib from a Hobie 16 catamaran.
My goal for this boat was to be safe, dry and fast. Sailing in the northwest can be cold and dangerous. Water temps average in the mid-50s and swells can be large in Puget sound and Hood canal.
My canoe trimaran was not dry and was marginally safe. Its amas provided floatation, but the aluminum canoe wouldn’t, even though there was some foam in the bow and stern. Click here to continue reading about the BEST GUESS trimaran at Jim’s webpage.
Update (04-08-13): Video from Jim G. showing experimental ama planes in action …