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 Post subject: Trifoiler pictures!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:07 pm 
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Let's see some trifoilers in action!

I'm fascinated with this boat.. Here are some pics I found while searching google..

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-this guy has a page dedicated to tri pics.. http://www.employees.org/~cls/trifoiler/pictures.html

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Anybody know of any tri's for sale? :)


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 Post subject: Great pics and link
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:50 am 
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As you can tell by some of my other posts, I am fascinated with how fast you can get a wind-powered craft to go. The tri-foiler has ALWAYS been one of my favorite boats. Too bad they don't make it anymore :cry:
But then, they were WAY too much money for the average poor sailing joe - still, one can dream.

Matt Miller - ANY chance these could be made again, affordable, with roto-hulls perhaps ?

Thanks Barren

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:36 am 
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I just wonder how much they are used and if they ever are for sale?


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 Post subject: seek two trifoilers
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:59 am 
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I sailed (flew) in one a few years ago.

They don't fly well in choppy waters over 2 foot. Otherwise, they provide a unique thrill experience.

I have been looking for one (actually two if possible) to purchase, either in California or Hawaii.

tmoconnor@sbcglobal.net

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Has there ever been an organized regatta for these. You could probably fire off 8-10 races in a day with the speeds these hit.


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 Post subject: Re: Great pics and link
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:55 am 
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widerisbetter wrote:
Matt Miller - ANY chance these could be made again, affordable, with roto-hulls perhaps ?


Not something we are considering.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:25 am 
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The hulls would be easy.... It's all the special castings that would still be the problem.

Brian C


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