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1 year 3 months ago - 5 months 1 week ago #4 by 3Hulls
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Well the old server crashed and we lost all the pages and build blog pages. I am not sure that i can re-create the old blog pages. There is alot of information and images on the Facebook Page @ www.facebook.com/3Hulls/

This 19' trimaran is a new development of the earlier Trikala 19 which was in production in Spain for a short while.

The design program called for an easily trailerable trimaran that would match performance with similar sized beach cats, but offer more comfort. You can hike out if you like, or not. It will seat four people. Unlike on a beach cat, you can bring the kids and a picnic basket. The 19 was designed to be a daysailor, with storage inside.

Notice below that the overall width is easily adjustable. The amas simply slide together. There is no reason to accept the disadvantages of an expensive folding system.

Specifications
Length overall: 19'-0" (5.79 m)
Length at waterline: 18'-9" (5.73 m)
Beam out: 13' 4" (4.12 m)
Beam in: 8'-0" (2.44 m)
Draft: 9"/3' 1" (.25/.94 m)
Weight: 540 lb (245 kg)
Displacement: 915 lb (415 kg)
Sails: main: 158 sqft. (14.63 sqm)
jib: 50 sqft. (4.62 sqm)
spinnaker: 161 sqft. (14.93 sqm)
upwind total: 208 sqft. (19.32 sqm)

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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #156 by 3Hulls
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John & Marge Lange started building the X19 Trimaran in late 2013 when we purchased the plans from Naval Architect Kurt Hughes

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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #157 by 3Hulls
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We made the first trip to the lumber yard in September of 2013 to purchase materials for the AMA build jig. Don't call the number in the truck window, the new number is 941-677-2459

Money (as always) being tight, we cut the first forms the old fashion way. Transferred full size drawings to the plywood with carbon paper and pen. Cut out with a jig saw, not as precise, but the only way available to do the job without investing thousands in a CNC router.

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5 months 1 week ago #158 by 3Hulls
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Form sections cut, here is the 1/12 scale length of the AMA form

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5 months 1 week ago #159 by 3Hulls
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Laying out the AMA forms, working with my best friend and partner, Marge.

Practice layup of the form materials.

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5 months 1 week ago #160 by 3Hulls
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We call them sticks, cut from clear pine 1 X 4 material, each stick is 3/4" X 3/8" in size, then routed bead and cove each stick.

Layup in forms

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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #161 by 3Hulls
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Form filled with sticks, as you can see, the first AMA half is on the saw horses to the left.


Then layered with 5oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy to hold it all together.

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5 months 1 week ago #162 by 3Hulls
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Now the work begins, sanding, sanding, sanding, fairing and shaping what will one day be the AMA plug and mold.

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5 months 1 week ago #163 by 3Hulls
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Still Sanding, Still Sanding, Still Sanding, and shaping the AMA to perfection

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5 months 1 week ago #164 by 3Hulls
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FAST FORWARD, sanding to perfection is nearly done, now preping the first AMA half for Gel Coat and mold making.

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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #165 by 3Hulls
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Applied polyester primer to begin final sanding and 1200 grit wet sanding, then polish and wax, wax, wax.

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5 months 1 week ago #166 by 3Hulls
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Time for Orange Tooling Gel Coat

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5 months 1 week ago #167 by 3Hulls
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To build up the gel coat thickness, we applied a coat of white gelcoat.

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5 months 1 week ago #168 by 3Hulls
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Gel coat applied, now it's time to start laminating the mold. First layer 3/4 ounce mat.

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5 months 1 week ago #169 by 3Hulls
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Layers of 2107 biaxial/mat and 1 1/2 ounce mat.

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5 months 1 week ago #170 by 3Hulls
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Now reinforce the fiberglass with a frame made out of cabinet grade plywood to keep it straight and flat.

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5 months 1 week ago #171 by 3Hulls
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AND POP the mold from the plug and Viola, you have half an AMA mold.

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5 months 1 week ago #172 by 3Hulls
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Now flip the plug over and start the process over again

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5 months 1 week ago #173 by 3Hulls
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Sand, Sand, sand, and wet sand, then polish to perfection.

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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #174 by 3Hulls
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Why only a $10 bill? Cause all the Hundreds were spent making these molds.

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