TriRaid 560 sees daylight

20131113_153537 20131113_153855 Main hull. Amas in build.

The build for this new design has gone together just like it should but not always does when you buy plans. Klaus Metz (www.metzboats.de) supplied me with the dimensions of panels and also with a full size templates in PDF form and I could chose either to loft it up or have it printed out full size. Becasue of my time constraints I decided to have the plans printed up so all I had to do was cut it out. Once cut out I basicly had myself a kit and all the panels stitched together perfectly! I am very impressed with his plans. It has now been 30 days since starting this build and the ama’s are together and need glassed outside. As soon as that is done assy can begin, putting parts to the hull which is sitting with the paint seasoning.  I am still hoping to be completed by Dec 5th but I have gone on 10 hr shifts at work and weekends so we will see. I am looking forward to sailing and testing this new design (prototype TriRaid 560) and start putting in some long sails to she how it is going to perform and if the design goals are going to be reached. If all goes well the UFC prep can begin and getting both of us tuned in and prepaired for the adventure ahead starting on March 1, 2014.  Roger   11-21-13

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2 Responses to TriRaid 560 sees daylight

  1. Robert J says:

    I was interested in the Trika540 for my first build, but had concern about freeboard and capacity for beach cruising for 2 adults in Puget Sound. The TriRaid seems to do it all now. But I do have some questions about the weight of the main hull (vaka); being able to carry the boat over the intertidal is important to me. And wondered if you considered having the Hobie drive trunk double as a daggerboard trunk? Robert

  2. roger says:

    Robert, Weight of main hull is alittle over 90 lbs. I built mine out of 6.0 ply but plans call for 4.0mm. That would be a good bit lighter.
    The hobie drive does double as a dagger board trunk, if you lock the fins straight down it gives resistance. We added a leeboard for heavier windward work. You could make a larger dager for the hobie drive well but I am concerned about not being kickup and doing damage if running aground so the lee board works for me in the shallow water challenges. Thanks for your interest.