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DIY Homemade Small Trimaran

Now here is a homemade trimaran project that is bound to make a few of small tri lovers smile :-) And why shouldn’t it? It displays all of the creative ingenuity and fortitude that would be required to build just about any boat.

The thing is, however, this isn’t a designer tri. It’s a totally homemade rig (which really tend to end up as a real mess for most individuals). This one doesn’t look too bad though.

Totally cost for this puppy? According to the DIY builder on the Instructables Website … just $200!

Wow. Talk about an inexpensive small trimaran.

How is that for economizing? See the end result for yourself …

See what a little ingenuity and elbow grease can accomplish? I love it.

If this isn’t your bag, I understand. But if you’re “inner builder” is struggling to get out and be freed, then by all means draw some inspiration from these do it yourselfers. Click here to go to the “Instructables” page and see a lot more info and pics about DIY Homemade Small Trimaran.


  1. Hi.. 200 bucks is really little money…if the material is beachcombed or scavenged in the trash bins it might be correct, otherwise, having built 4 small boats I’ll keep my doubts about the figure. A wooden kayak in wood epoxy will cost roughly 300 euros (420 dollars at current rates)if you include all item from fasteners to sand paper and paint.

  2. If this is the same one I saw on instructables, then making it for 200 US sounds reasonable to me. The construction (if the same boat) is a fabric covering stretched over a skeleton frame and then impregnated with epoxy. Kind of a diy fiberglass job. The fabric would cost less than 50 and the epoxy (polyester) is only 34 at home depot. All you need to buy are two lengths of PVC and a tarp.

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