Re: Bolger cruising trimaran?
- In addition to the Schorpioen there is Double Eagle which was built I think in Alaska, or B.C. Canada. It also is a coastal cruiser, using a yawl boat instead of its own powerplant.
Schorpioen, makes a lot of sense as a coastal cruiser for two. It seems well designed for something like the Great Loop of the Eastern half of North America because the outriggers easily retract for the locks, and the mast is reasonably dropped in its tabernacle. This would seem to work well in Europe, coastal and canal cruising. But I'd put it in a container and ship it over.
I'd likely tow a June Bug, or similar skiff as a dinghy/pantry/tanker for more extended runs. Though the true shoal draft limits the need for a dinghy. PB&F showed a pair of Tortise for dinghy service but they were tied off on the extended floats which seems to burden the retraction process. I wouldn't have it that way, and Ed Medalis told me in emails we exchanged he would not have placed them out there either.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jhess314" <j.hess@...> wrote:
>One more coastal, even day-sailor design. You build the main hull, the rest is Hobie Cat.
> Does anyone know if Bolger designed an ocean-capable cruising trimaran?
> Thanks, John