Mike Channell’s Seaclipper 20 trimaran has been the main asset of his unique fishing business. He loves this boat but has decided he must sell it (a reluctant yet necessary business decision) at this time.
He writes about the boat (below) in addition to a very short YouTube clip, which shows this trailerable tri in action. Anyone interested is invited to contact Mike via his website at http://www.channellguides.com. (more…)
If you’d ever like to go sailing & fishing in Florida — on a Seaclipper Trimaran no less — then you’re going to enjoy this post. It comes to us from Captain Michael Channell, who operates a very unique fishing charter down in the Sunshine State.
I tried not to envy Mike’s job when I first read this piece … but failed :-) (more…)
In this short mp3, Jim Brown shares a bit about the performance of the Seaclipper 20 trimaran. This particular sailboat was built by the class he conducted last summer with John Marples at the WoodenBoat School last summer.
Most of the participants from this class joined both Jim and John on a recent trip to Florida (the Keys). Jim starts off by talking about their friend’s place in the area popularized by novelist Earnest Hemingway. Then he gets into a little bit on what they found out about the Seaclipper 20 in both light and heavier airs. (more…)
There is a new forum dedicated to Seaclipper trimarans and their owners/builders. Multihull enthusiast Jeff Carpenter has started this forum at SeaclipperTrimarans.Org
There was a Widrider 17 Trimaran at the WoodenBoat School this past August. Mac MacDevitt trailered his Windrider there so he could show it to Jim Brown, who spent some time away from his boatbuilding class. Jim and John Marples were teaching a class on how to build their Seaclipper 20 trimaran. (more…)
A couple days ago, Jim Brown forwarded these photos taken by a friend during the launching of the Seaclipper 20 trimaran built at the WoodenBoat school. Both Jim and John Marples taught one of the boatbuilding classes there this summer. The fact all participants were able to get this boat to the point where it was able to sit on the water (in just under 2 weeks) is remarkable.
I asked Jim if he’d participate in a short phone recording with me so he could share a few thoughts about the Seaclipper 20 trimaran boatbuilding class. He kindly agreed. (more…)
Here are a couple of pics (and a short video too) of a new Seaclipper 20 Trimaran. Jim Brown and John Marples led a class at the WoodenBoat School in Maine these the past couple of weeks. (Actually, I think this boat took shape in about 9 days.) And this was the result. (more…)
Jim Brown and John Marples are going to conduct a Seaclipper 20 Trimaran building class at the WoodenBoat School in Maine this summer. For participants, I can only imagine this event will be one of those life experiences displayed on their “most memorable moments” shelf. (more…)
Jim Brown has just released the first video footage of the Seaclipper 20 trimaran. It features Jim providing a full description of the boat, along with some good footage of how this new sailboat moves in light airs. Enjoy! (more…)
Below are some photos of the first Seaclipper 20 trimaran built to date. It was constructed in Florida and these photos were taken of the first trial sailing run of this new Jim Brown/John Marples creation. (more…)
Jim Brown’s newest trimaran concept, the Seaclipper 20, was on display just a few days ago in Florida. Here is a construction photo and sea trial video clip … (more…)
The building plans for Jim Brown’s new “Seaclipper 20 trimaran” are now for sale at www.Searunner.com. Upon release, Designer John Marples sent me the following … “Joe, The plans are officially available for the Seaclipper 20, including full-size patterns for all bulkheads. There is a total of 9 sheets – including the patterns – so they are very well detailed. Plans also include the Liquid Joinery and Standard Details booklets, and papers on Rigging and Metal Parts. I mailed the first bunch (4 sets) today. Cheers, John” (more…)
Multihull designer Jim Brown is releasing a new design very soon. He and his partner John Marples have officially named it the Seaclipper 20 trimaran. The name “Seaclipper,” of course, is associated with a famous line of trimarans Jim has produced over the years. Jim’s original name for this rugged new small tri, however, was the “Janganda.” Why? (more…)