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buying a catamaran (sp?)

We are looking at buying a 1981 Pivor-Cross Trimaran catamaran. The vessle need some work but for the most part just cosmetic. Anyone have a boat like this or know where I can see inside pics of this vessle?

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Any luck with a google search? Good place to start if you haven't already.
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Yes we did a google search. Nothing. I have emailed Jeff and found out there is no Piver-Cross as it was listed on ebay. Is it OK to post the link to the ebay ad here so maybe someone would know what this boat is??

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Piver is a very early design

May well be a good boat if properly constructed but many were home made so BEWARE!
Cross was a later designer I thought and had not heard of any collaberation with Auther Piver.

Be very careful about expected resale on an older piver design. You might look around for a Jim Brown 'Searunner' tri. Bit better pedigree/resale.
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Chris White's book, the Cruising Multihull, the Multihull Buyer's Guide and the Practical Sailor, two-volume, boat buying guide are good books to look at.

It would pay for you to do a good deal of research before looking at boats, to find what is really going to be a suitable boat for you, rather than just looking at boats.

Some multihull designs are very poor and gave all multihulls a bad reputation.
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