These pages describe building, sailing and refitting my trimaran sailboat made from a 17 foot Grumman Aluminum canoe. It's a great boat! Car top-able, very fast, able to be carried to the water and rigged by one person, and fun to sail.
Sail: Approx. 200 sq ft with jib
Weight: 320 lbs (same as a Hobie 16)
Center hull: Aluminum canoe
Amas: Stitch and glue Mahagony plywood with epoxy-fiberglass wrap and fillets at seams
Click here to see how to schlep this whole thing around on a little truck.
First sail after major refitting (Late October, 2006)