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    Thunder Tiger Volans Tri marin
    by stotty1111 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ( Petty Officer 1st Class)

    7 months ago
    One of my few new purchases, from Hobbyking, a slight price reduction for the Xmas season!
    What a great mistake, enjoyed the build, sailing the beast a very different experience.
    Sails like a brick / nail! Even in the lightest breeze it turns turtle, have tried demounting each of the 2 sails, always the same result --- a real piece of cr*p.
    Hopefully this year I might get better results, my ideas are either to mount a ballast weight normally used on a 'Footy' at the base of the keel or a small wing at the bottom, or even a combination of the two. I cannot add too much ballast because that would reduce the flotation level where the two outriggers would be waterbourne as well.
    My advice AVOID it!!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thunder Tiger Volans Tri marin
    7 months ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
    Real trimarans were not in general good sailing boats, or I never thought so from ones I have seen sailing.
    Now tell me so and so sailed round the world in one.
    So what, I saw one fall to pieces in the Medway.
    Looking at your model the outrigger hulls look too long. Even if she sailed, I doubt she would tack. Fitting a keel of some sort is probably a good idea, should stop her capsizing. I would have thought she would have had one supplied as part of the kit.
    I'm no expert on tris, things like that don't appeal.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thunder Tiger Volans Tri marin
    7 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    Thanks for the info. It is one of the sail boats I have always fancied but not now ๐Ÿ˜€.
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