Monday, July 22, 2013

New EC Design Rolled Out

Just finished up a new design for watertribe friend Jim (AKA Sundance) Click Here to see his building blog. She is a folding trimaran designed to go up against the Hobie AI and TIs that have started to dominate the "mini-class 5" entries in the watertribe over the last few years. The 4mm stitch and glue construction, enclosed sea-kayak style cockpit and narrow 21" main hull set her apart from her plastic competition.

She will feature, folding crossbeams, kick up rudder and centerboard as well as a skeg for extra trimming options and tracking in large downwind conditions. Look for her on the beach in 2014. Looking forward to Sundance's build pictures.


4 comments:

Wade Tarzia said...

Nice to see a wooden expression of this type. Is it using a Hobie stock sail, or a custom roller furling one?

Alan said...

Hey Wade, yes it uses the Hobie main from a TI or an AI and the roller bearing. The mast does have to be extended at the base however.

Wade Tarzia said...

Cool. I like that sail, and the area of the TI one is good. If they sold them in plain white, I would have gone that way, I think, but the bright colors somewhy disturb me :-) Carry on! (PS: I could see you were very busy at the Wooden Boat Show else I would have hung around to chat for a few more minutes).

Sundance said...

Made some progress today.

http://sundance655.blogspot.com/