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Just out of interest, anyone had any dealings with any of these folding Tri's, the 32' being trailerable sounds too good to be true
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I don't own one, but have sailed on the Farrier-designed Corsairs as well as a Farrier Eagle/Tramp. Corsair has a 36' trimaran that folds, and is technically trailerable, with a wide-load placard. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them if I can.

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Great boat for speed and beaching

I sailed an F27 from Sausalito to Tomales Bay and logged an average speed of over 15 knots with a top speed in Drake's Bay of over 18 knots. The boat handled extremely well and surfed over 8 foot seas with ease. You're gonna get wet . As is often the case with trimarans, there's not a great deal of room on board, but having the tramps to lounge on after beaching the boat is fantastic. The boat sailed quite well to weather as well. I was warned before making the trip that the speed and agility of the boat may detract from subsequent experiences on my own boat (now a bene 38), he was right, it did (a couple of years later and i'm over it . The boats hold their value well as you may already know if you're pricing them out.

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I have spent a great deal of time on the F-27, it's a fantastic boat. I have also been a part of a three man crew who could make it race ready or road ready in 40 minutes or less. In some ways, it's easier to set up and break down than a conventional beachcat.

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The wetness of the Farrier-designs was one reason I decided against getting one myself. That and the fact that a dwarf would have trouble with the cabin on the F28, which doesn't have standing headroom for anyone over 4' 10" or so, except under the pop top near the companionway.

The folding system was one of the other reasons. Having to futz with bolts while locking down the amas didn't strike me as the best way to do things. The folding system on my trimaran doesn't require any tools and can be done with the boat underway, in about two minutes.

I've rigged the boat from having the mast down, boom removed and sails off to ready to sail in about 30 minutes with just one crew helping me.

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Our best time on teardown was just under 26 minutes, set up was just under 28 minutes. Both times were achieved at Lake Hefner in O.K.C. There are highways that go completely around the lake. The added pressure from "the audience" driving around us, and a lack of cold beer probably helped us to be so speedy that particular weekend.

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Our best time on teardown was just under 26 minutes, set up was just under 28 minutes. Both times were achieved at Lake Hefner in O.K.C. There are highways that go completely around the lake. The added pressure from "the audience" driving around us, and a lack of cold beer probably helped us to be so speedy that particular weekend.
How many people did you have?? And what are you timing? From sitting on the trailer to in the water with the sails ready to hoist??? Are you counting the mast-raising and lowering?? I don't think so... since I've participated in that particular part on Farrier designs...and that gets really hairy if you try to rush it.

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