Friday, August 19, 2011

Trimaran

The design and construction of the trimaran for UFC 2012 next march has taken over my life. The goal is to be sailing her by the end of November. I won't be doing any in depth posts about the build but I will post pictures whenever I feel like it.

Folding up the main hull. First Panels are joined, not much of a boat yet. How did I know what shape to make the panels so that it folds up into a sleek and sexy hull you ask? Well wouldn't you like to know.

Main hull almost to final shape. Compression posts will be used to force the bottom to the final depth which will flatten the sides and narrow the shape further. More pics to come.

3 comments:

bjalgera said...

Looks great Alan! I'm following with keen interest...

Gary.Dierking said...

I'm hoping you'll not glass anything but the joints. I picked up a Tornado last year built in the 70's with no glass and no rot except around metal fasteners.
Remember: if you throw it up into the air and it comes down; it's too heavy.

danstrider said...

Yay, another Alan boat-building blog!! Quite looking forward to any and all updates :-)