STRIKE 16 FOLDING TRIMARAN
I have for sale a Strike 16
folding trailerable trimaran designed by Richard Woods. I finally finished the boat last year. The
construction is ply and epoxy and she has been constructed to a high standard
and has many extra features listed below.
I have amended the design by
removing the cabin top shown in some of the photos. This proved to get in the
way and was a bit too low to get under. However it is available and could be
refitted if required.
The boat has a draft of about
8 inches so she is ideal for shallow water. The all up towing weight (inc
trailer but without gear) is just over 500 kgs.
The original cross beams are
included so she can still be sailed as the original Pixie 14. See the dot com
web page sailingcatamarans for details of both boats.
The trailer has a winch and new wheels, bearings and suspension units.
The various extra features,
either fitted or ready to fit are;
Roller reefing to jib
Fully battened mainsail with
Bunk fittings (Canvas not yet
2 outboard brackets
Raised floors so you do not
get wet feet
Extended side decks which fold
with the hulls
Forward netting for security
(available but not fitted at the moment.
Purpose made A frame for easy
single handed mast raising.
Large forward and stern
lockers, forward one has a removable intermediate floor.
Anchor, chain and warp.
There are two places to fit
an outboard motor, 2hp is adequate. However, the outboard shown is not included
in the sale. I was considering fitting her with twin outboards at one time and
trying her out as a motor launch, she would be very fast.
I am a retired architect and
you can trust my building skills and description. A full set of photos can be
seen via the following https://goo.gl/photos/NNq16NjBrgFMKBgSA
note that some of the photos show a ketch rig which was to use a topper mast at
the rear, never quite completed. The boat is also shown with a junk rig, which
is NOT included in the sale, it is for sale separately. There are two other
rigs shown. One is the original Pixie 14, the sails, with roller reefing
jib, are virtually brand new. The other main sail shown is a fully battened one
from a Catapult catamaran. The following youtube videos show the boat sailing
with this rig.
There are also many extra
photos which can be seen via the following link https://photos.app.goo.gl/9rp5kdwwVusRmCVVA
I used to cruise in a
Wayfarer with a tent, and wanted to create a deck tent for this boat. I have
tried various ideas as shown in the photos. The smaller one relies on the cuddy
being fitted. I was also going to extend the green section forward to complete
the tent without the cuddy.The larger tent would I think work but has not been
completed. Age and a serious heart condition resulting in lack of energy have
defeated me. That’s also the reason I am with great reluctance, selling her.
This is a most unusual opportunity, you are unlikely to see anything like it on Ebay, or anywhere else this year. The nearest similar boat would be the Astus 16.5, cost £13500 plus extras. I do not need the money for another boat and am in no great hurry to sell. I will therefore wait for the best offer.
The boat is located near Milnthorpe.
Cumbria. I am happy to show prospective
purchasers around the boat most days. Please ring Richard on 015395 65870 to
Payment via bank transfer.
Current Price: £2950.00
This Folding Trimaran – Strike 16 boat is located in Storth, LA7 7JF and is being sold on eBay by richardandjen.