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By: Sbyc  11-11-2011

He says: She is a F82R, by Ian Farrier. 8.2m long (27ft). She is a folding trimaran with an open beam of 5.5m and a folded beam of 2.4m. She weighs about 850kg fully rigged. The main hull and floats are made from an epoxy, fiberglass, carbon, foam sandwich.

We selected this model as she is fairly easily trailable and big enough to accommodate our family of 4 for day sailing and the occasional couple of nights aboard. We need to make a couple of changes to our launching dolly as we plan to dry sail her. She will spend a large part of her life on the dolly.

Congratulations, Luke and family. May you have as much fun as the name 3 Cheers denotes!


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