19' trimaran is a development of the earlier Trikala
19 which was in production in Spain for a short
while. This is a great first composite
construction project. The plans come with full
size patterns and all the laminating information
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, but the couple
above managed to put a snug double berth in it and
cruised the Med with it.
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.
Shellbacks have noted that the tubes must bind up when
they slide. Mikel, the developer, worked out a
nice system with teflon cleats that the tubes run on.