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A tri-hull can be trailered, the sides fold in. I think your looking at 9 feet folded.

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They're training hulls dammit...

Many of the folding sport trimarans are trailerable, and have the ability to raise and lower their mast without additional equipment.

The most popular of the folding sport trimarans is probably the Corsair line, which are based on Ian Farrier designs originally... but they've recently moved production off-shore, to Vietnam IIRC, and they've got some serious quality control issues. The 28' boats can handle offshore passages, but IMHO, the Corsair 28 is not a comfortable boat. The Corsairs are primarily designed for racing and don't have the amenities to make them a good cruising boat, until you get to the 31 or 36' models, which are not exactly street legal without a wide-load permit IIRC.

The one I'd recommend most is probably the Telstar 28, which is the boat I have. The Telstar 28's cabin is much larger than the C28s. The Telstars have a full galley and marine head with holding tank, which are options on the Corsair 28 IIRC.

However, I seriously doubt if you'll be able to find a good sport trimaran in your budget. If you have any questions, please let me know.
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I want to know, why did she wait until the end of the season to say "get a bigger boat" ?
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They're training hulls dammit...

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This is true, and may be the reason I'm single and loving life.
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As I said Im a trailer sailor myself right now , however I dont think a day has gone by in the past two years that I havnt been on line shopping for my next cruiser.
You'll be sooory!! Apart from the $$$, all those antifouling issues, bird-poo on the upperworks, serious effort required just to get to the boat to work on it, risk of getting blown ashore in a storm, or some idiot stink-potter ramming it or pinching stuff from it... it'll rot on the mooring just like everyone elses!..

A thought for the original poster: On our last cruise to the Lakes we came across one couple in a 30' steel bilge-keeler that have their boat trucked from their "home port" to the "cruising port" (only a few hundred miles away) each summer. They bargained with a specialist transport company and got a really cheap deal based on regular patronage - and for a the cost of a cradle specially modified to fit the truck, they can leave it to professionals.

An option perhaps??
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Those have got to be some of the sweetest words ever " Honey, I think we need a bigger boat". When I heard them I immediately wrote them down, dated it, had her sign it and when we got to shore I had it notarized. I just knew there was a bright side to blasting through 10' short, steep waves! Good luck in your search, maybe we'll see you next year in the SJ's. John
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I agree with the others, once you get to a certain size, don't trailer it; and if you could, it wouldn't be pleasant. Enjoy the large boat for what it has to offer.
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Trailering Corsair 31

One of my dream boats, the Corsair 31UC is 8'2" folded, i believe its 8'4" on the trailer, which is a non-permit tow in most states IIRC. I know its legal here in Texas, but like i said there are some states that 8' is the limit. However SD almost has me sold on eventually trailering a Telstar instead.

The Telstar-28's run about 80-90k...i think... and a used Corsair 31 will run you about 100k which is way more than it sounds like you want spend, lol, and i know its way more than i can spend at the moment.

You may want to check if your state is 8' or 8'6" for non-permit trailering.

you could check out the Harstad 31, i dont know anything about them, but you could ask around. It seems to be close to what you want to spend.

http://www.sailingtexas.com/sharstad31a.html
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._id=38664&url=

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