Dock Ranger

02 September 2018     0 comments

Pacific Proa for sale

Here is a rare bird: a 6m (19’-8”) sailing proa for sale. Rigged as a schooner with free-standing masts, the seller states the boat features kick-up rudders, solar-electric propulsion system (range 20+ km), yuloh, ground tackle, easy motion while sailing, fast in light winds, sleeping space for one, maybe two, ample storage lockers, watertight bulkheads, launch carts for vaka and ama, disassembles for transport or storage, sailable as…

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19 March 2018     0 comments

Pete Hill’s KD10 biplane junk rig cat

Pete Hill’s 33’ cat ORYX is now for sale. The 33’ plywood/epoxy design is a modified Bernd Kohler KD10 that features a modern aero-junk rig, according to the seller.

She is a seaworthy boat having sailed 40,000 miles from England to New Zealand via the South Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Tasmania.
I’ve built and lived aboard several over the last 40 years, and sailed 1000’s of sea miles. Oryx is the culmination of that experience.


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Oryx over the rainbow

11 February 2018     0 comments

Echo class trimaran ‘MOBY’ by Dick Newick

A nearly complete 38’ Echo class trimaran by Richard Newick has become available in NSW Australia. Deceased Qantas First Officer and boat builder Graham Murray’s family must liquidate the project. Built of foam sandwich with carbon reinforcement, the boat was lengthened to 38’ during construction.

The listing also includes fittings and equipment, all new: outboard motor, mast, boom, rudder, tiller, winches, sails, hatch covers,…

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Echo class

21 May 2017     0 comments

Original Polycon 35 in Newport Beach

The original CSK Polynesian Concept 35 is for sale in Newport Beach, CA. This boat was designed and built for Buddy Ebsen, the actor and TV star best remembered for his role as Jeb Clampett in the CBS sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. The listing dealer appears to be banking on the star power of the yacht, but the listing is still worth a look due to the good photos.

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23 March 2016     0 comments

Nearly ready for the R2AK trimaran

Sealark is a 19’ expedition trimaran built for the 2015 Race to Alaska, but did not make it to the start. The construction is multi-chine stitch-and-glue plywood/epoxy with fiberglass skins, and a custom carbon fiber mast and sails. Weight is approx. 400 lbs complete. Human power is by sliding seat rowing, or paddle.

The boat requires more development and work (like figuring out how to keep the amas firmly attached) but the project…

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09 April 2015     0 comments

Demountable 20’ power outrigger in Victoria BC

Sweet Aloha is a 20’ power outrigger built last year by an experienced boat builder. Made of marine plywood and West System epoxy, the boat is sturdy, safe and fast, even with low horsepower. 20’ long by 12’ beam assembled, the boat is demountable and currently in dry storage. Oars, motor, gas tank, life vests and anchor are all included, and best of all, the price is right - FREE! Find it here on Craigslist in Victoria B.C. Thanks to…

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Sweet Aloha

21 February 2015     4 comments

Conquered Sun

The 41’ Invictus is a nice example of a ‘70’s era multihull that was moored at Shilshole Marina in Seattle for many years. It was actively campaigned in local races, with the sugar scoop transom extension being a later mod for more speed. Sadly, it appears that Invictus has run into some hard times and is now being offered for scrap.

Even though the boat is old and apparently decrepit, it has nice bones with a fine hull, high wing…

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Trimaran Invictus

17 January 2015     3 comments

Trailerable Brine Shrimp in California

Though it doesn’t say in the ad, this 23’ folding catamaran is a Thomas Firth Jones designed Brine Shrimp. Built in 2000, the boat appears a bit rough but the nice thing about plywood boats is that there isn’t anything that a little time and basic wood shop skills can’t fix. The sale includes trailer, sails and 4 hp outboard (that needs a tune up). Find it here on Craigslist in Vallejo, CA for $6000.

From the designer:

Brine Shrimp…

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01 October 2014     0 comments

Newick Tremolino Hot Rod

The Richard Newick designed Tremolino is one of our favorite designs: employing the hulls, rig and connective tubing from a Hobie 16 to create a small cruising trimaran - genius! This one is said to be a fiberglass factory trimaran by Tremolino Co., but using the larger and more powerful Hobie 18 hulls and rig. This example includes synthetic shrouds, asymmetric, bowsprit, outboard and trailer, and comes in the best color possible for…

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Tremolino Trimaran

18 September 2014     5 comments

1980 sailing rocket w/ trailer

Seeing a Stiletto catamaran in 2014 always causes a “what the hell happened?” moment. The Stiletto was launched in 1975, the first (and possibly the last) production boat moulded in an autoclave of prepreg epoxy fiberglass/kevlar over a Nomex honeycomb core. This was aerospace tech for the middle class, and the multihull future looked bright indeed back in the 70’s. The styling was pure aerospace as well, and the boat stoked my teenage…

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