My special trimaran
After firts launchThis is the special boat - a rehab of a Lock Crowther designed Twiggy-class trimaran. She's 32 feet long and 30 feet wide.

Originally designed for the OSTAR - a singlehanded transatlantic race from west to east, ending in Newport, RI.

She has a compact but complete cabin forward and a mini sleeping double cabin aft. Quite a departure from the accommodation in today's coffin-style offshore racing boats

 The boat has a new nav station - added as part of my refurb.

Redid the galley shown here, added a FL-legal pump-out head, and refitted to all synthetic standing rigging.

Also did a complete rebuild of the wing-mast, the crossbeams, the cockpit coamings, added access hatches to the amas, installed an autopilot and hooked it to the GPS.

The wing mast was a total revelation - the Gougeon-designed wing was much more efficient than expected. She would go hard upwind at 9 knots  - and she'd do it with substantially  less than 80 degrees between tacks.

Here's Coral Queen on her mooring in Boot Key Harbor.

The City Marina at Marathon FL was great - the friendly and kind folks there made it a real pleasure .

Also pictured: Bantu - a great CSK catamaran, and Tres Reys - a very well appointed and maintained open wing Piver.

Who said Oldies weren't Goodies!

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