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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2018, 01:09:41 PM »
Big smile PS, so you must be doing it right!

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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2018, 04:48:34 AM »
It was just a first test with amas made of PVC pipes, but it was definitely fun. I just received carbon tubes, and am starting working on a seat and foot rests, and maybe a rudder.

It should be possible to turn the trimaran SUP into an OC1 in less than 5 minutes :-)
 
Now I'm looking for a Va'a iato to make a downwinder version.
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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #47 on: October 04, 2018, 11:21:19 AM »
And today, it was a "stand up Va'a"

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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2018, 01:45:28 PM »
Seems like you'd be stuck paddling mostly on the one side?

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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2019, 10:58:36 AM »
First tests of the 2019-flatwater version, based on a marathon kayak  ;D

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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2019, 02:32:30 PM »
I love it. Keep creating. That board / Osup-1 looks really refined. The ama's and boardlook like a production model.

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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2019, 12:31:12 PM »
Glagla race 2019

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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2019, 03:50:14 PM »
Nutty as a fruitcake. I love it. Did anything definitive come out of your X-foil experiments? I might have to do some silly stuff this summer. I have a radically butchered Speedboard I can cut up to make silly stuff from.
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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2019, 12:57:04 AM »
Hi PonoBill

Sorry, no foil experiments yet.  This trimaran is designed for the Dordogne Integrale race 2019 special 10th anniversary edition (350 km / 217 miles instead of the usual 130 km) , where I shall need stability (= confort, no energy loss in keeping my balance) with a minimum drag. Think of it as a fuel-efficient long distance SUP.

it is probably also very fast, but would need a better paddler than me.

The idea is to inject some kayak DNA into SUP design ( these guys have been designing hulls for centuries, they probably know one or two things...) and see what happens. Look at this video, at 2:30. I had the luck to buy this black beauty.



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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2019, 02:08:59 AM »
"Dordogne Intégrale", 350 km race in 3 days, done :-)


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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #55 on: April 24, 2019, 03:30:35 PM »
Well done Olivier ........ That was one long ass paddle. My body would be trashed for weeks after that. But for some stupid reason I would want to do it too ;D

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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2019, 02:17:04 AM »
Actually with the trimaran it was really easy, I was able to follow my regular SUP buddies, needing one paddle stroke when they needed two  :)
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Re: Trimaran SUP
« Reply #57 on: April 30, 2019, 10:33:35 AM »
Actually with the trimaran it was really easy, I was able to follow my regular SUP buddies, needing one paddle stroke when they needed two  :)

Wow, one paddle stroke to their two is amazing! Have you thought about configuring it with a windsurf rig? You already have the rudder and you could replace the surfboard fin with something larger for clawing upwind.
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