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Sailor and self-boatbuilder Jim Gallant Jim Gallant is building another small trimaran. His first one was BEST GUESS – 20 foot plywood/fiberglass/epoxy tri based in Poulsbo, WA.

Jim informed me that he sold BEST GUESS and is now building another sailboat … a foiler based on a 1991 prototype of the famous Hydropter trimaran.

So far, Jim has chosen to use a hull from an old Solcat as the vaka for his boat and is using masts (cut down to fit his specs) for crossbeams.

He is writing posts about this newest building venture, which includes pics with explanations, on the following page: http://www.outsideconnection.com/gallant/mh/

Below is a video that Jim linked to on his page that tells the story of Hydroptere, including the prototype boat he is trying to replicate, under sail.

We hope to be posting more updates about this one in coming months. Thanks for sharing it with us Jim!