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08-23-2013 09:47 PM
Re: Remembering Bill Tripp

I have a columbia 26 mk2. Too bad there was nothing about this boat. It does however have all the characteristics of a typical Tripp design. Looks like it sails like a pig and just glides through the water. A smart young rigger to be tweaked out this boat for racing because of the under rating on it, won a lot of races all the riggers in town know my boat well. He went on to work teaching out boats for americas cup so he definitely knew what he was doing in picking this boat as his first project.
06-24-2010 10:29 AM
llunved Does anyone know what might have become of Bill Tripp's drawings for Seafarer? We own a Seafarer 31-1 (#241) and would love to get our hands on copies of the plans.
05-02-2010 09:22 PM
Originally Posted by goose1111 View Post
I was captain aboard the 57' Tripp yawl "Aquarius" ex-Ondine II in the late 70's. She was sold and I delivered her to a guy in Charleston in 1980. Then I heard she sank later in the 80's. Anyone have any news regarding this??
Thanks, Bruce
Hi Bruce, I saw your post re the Aquarius/Ondine II. I think you and I sailed her in the 70's together.

08-12-2009 08:29 AM
Jeff_H Indygabo:

I do not believe that Coronado ever made a 27 foot topmast sloop, although the term 'topmast' is a bit at odds with the term 'marconi'. Topmasts were usually associated with gaff and gunther rigs.

The Coronado 27's were also later built by Aura/Hughes so you may be able to find literature on the updated version. One word of heads up, many years ago I worked on what I believe was a Coronado 27. This boat had a bolt on cast iron keel and the galvanized iron keel bolts were competely shot. If you have not checked your keelbolts, I strongly suggest that you do. (For what it is worth, I think the 41's were built the same way.)

Good luck,
08-12-2009 07:48 AM
kittie We just bought a Coronado 41 and got all of her plans and owners manual from the price was well worth it.
07-25-2009 10:21 PM
Respects to William Tripp and a request.

I own (and am owned by) a 1971 Coronado 27 topmast sloop, marconi rig. What little time we've had together has been good. The current goal is to restore her as close to original as possible. Bruce Bingham told me she's a good one and that's good enough for me.

What I am looking for is copies of the original hardware plans, where it all was when she came out of the yard. While I'm asking for the moon, can I learn her history from her numbers and where are they? Any suggestions?
07-07-2009 09:11 AM
austintown intoon-
I'm a fan of Bill Tripp and the Pearson Invicta (Burgoo vintage). I was wondering if you, as a former Invicta owner, know of any user group for Invicta's (official or un-official)? I've tried to Google info on Invicta's and there is very little available other than some history. There weren't that many built (28 including the non-doghouse version?) and I'm interested in owning one of the doghouse/Burgoo models. Anything on Invicta's to watch out for other than the usual for an old boat?
06-20-2009 11:32 PM
outstripp I own the US 41 pictured above. She is in the Philippines.

04-12-2009 03:22 PM
inntoon I used to own Invicta hull#14 and a dear friend owns Invicta hull#2 which was a 36 footer built by Palmer Johnson. She was started in 1959 and finished in August,1960. She was rigged but launched with no interior and then sailed to (presumably) the Pearson yard where she was finished. The original owner imported 200 gallons of epoxy resin (only available from Switzerland at the time) for her layup.

This coincides with Pearson's expansion. Models went up to the Alberg 35 and I'm guessing that either Palmer Johnson wasn't interested in adding the model to their line or that Pearson showed interest in the design and made a deal directly with Bill Tripp (or with P-J). At any rate, they lengthened the mold to 37' 8" (probably to differentiate it from their 35 foot offering) and then produced the remaining Invictas in Rhode Island.

I'm wondering if anyone has any details of how this boat actually transitioned from Palmer to Pearson. My understanding is that Palmer Johnson produced two invictas before Pearson took over.


Dave Bricker
11-15-2007 11:03 AM
Ondine II, Tripp 57'

I was captain aboard the 57' Tripp yawl "Aquarius" ex-Ondine II in the late 70's. She was sold and I delivered her to a guy in Charleston in 1980. Then I heard she sank later in the 80's. Anyone have any news regarding this??
Thanks, Bruce
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