The “Drifter Trimarans” are a new design series that come to us from sailor and small tri enthusiast Mark Gumprecht. Mark has designed and built smaller outriggers in the past, including unique catamarans. Some of his work is featured in articles such as this at Duckworks Magazine. (more…)
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Chesapeake Light Craft offers boatbuilding kits for many kinds of small boats. One of their models is called the Mill Creek Kayak, which comes in a couple of sizes. But another thing they offer is an additional kit called the “CLC SailRig.” This rig can effectively turn one of their kayaks into a sailing kayak-trimaran. (more…)
Tom Raidna is an amateur boatbuilder, sailor and most importantly … a small trimaran enthusiast :-) He contact me the other day to show me an economical project he’d recently completed — a small tri model designed by Jim Michalak called “Trilars.” (more…)
Sailor (and fisherman) Jack Molan shared the below with me a few days ago. His story about refurbishing a Brown Searunner trimaran was fascinating all by itself. He tells it in what I’m calling “Part 1″ of this story … which is in the previous post.
But this second part of the story is really cool because many sailors do not know the extent to which synthetic lines are now being used in sailing. Jack shared about a product (synthetic rope/line) that he has worked with for 6 years while fishing in the Bering Sea. (Can you imagine any harsher conditions than that)? (more…)