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Tridory 15

— Tridory 15

TRIDORY was the second straight trimaran from my drawing board following on from the GANNET tri which was a heavy 18 footer day sailer.

The spec was for a lightweight fast boat that would normally carry 2 people, but could be sailed safely by 1 person. The key features of the design are

· Al straight off the shelf xbeams – hard to beat cost wise and almost maintenance free

· Grp molded down tubes means floats can run with little xtra drag when the float deck is just awash.

· Offset daggerboard does not intrude into cockpit space

· Lash on beam / mainhull connections

· All up sailing weght 85kg

· Length 15ft

· Beam 11ft

· Sail Area 145 sq ft

· Large watertight storage locker aft and forward

· Construction stitch and glue plywood 4mm except decks 6mm

Performance of this boat is excellent in flat water and quite testing conditions in the Solent (20-25k mean wnd).On a reach she readily gets up to 12k,although it gets pretty wet at these speeds!

Launched October 2011, now in regular use at Gurnard sailing club

Tridory 15

Hull and floats

Tridory 15
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