Yo - Drake:
[b][COLOR=Red]WATER RESIST is a trimaran design by Jean Margail of France. It is of the newer “surface piercing” type of design.
The line drawings are available directly from Jean, by request via email. Email Jean at his site and by reply mail he will send you the file plan for the Mini40 trimaran.
(he also has a 2 meter sized catamaran available as well)
His French web site is located at: http://water.resist.free.fr/
If needed, click on the British flag for english translation of the site. Go to the Plans/Build section of the site.
NOTE: the drawings consist of line drawings. They do not include a constrution manual or instructions. A CAD viewer is required to see and print these drawings, and they require a plotter or wide format printer for output. Sheet size is approximately 3 feet x 5 feet. Multiple sheets are requuuired for main hull, floats, cross beams and sail plan.[/COLOR] [/b]
[b][COLOR=DarkOrchid]GHOST TRAIN is a trimaran designed by Andy McCulloch of Britain.
Through the courtesy of Alan Hayes in New Zealand, and Andy, these line drawings are made available at no charge. The line plans and the sail plans can be downloaded from these two links.
Sail Plan: http://radioyachting.com/Files/gt-sailp.dwg
NOTE: these are line drawings only. They DO NOT include instructions for building or rigging. The plans are approximately 3 feet x 5 feet in size and require a CAD viewer to read/print and a wide format printer or plotter to output to paper![/COLOR][/b]
If these are a bit tuff for a first time build, I highly recommend buying a set of SNAPDRAGON plans from Traplet publications. Designed for first time builder, the boat has a good track record, and many have been built. I just received a personal OK to buy a set of plans and make them available for others to use - no royalties - from the designer Mike Howell in the UK. With holidays, I just haven’t had the time. Besides, I have more plans than I know what to build first.
Actually I am building [b]WATER RESIST.
[/b]I think the plans for SNAPDRAGON are priced at about $13 - $15 (US) or so. Just do a search on TRAPLET PUBLICATIONS and you can order on line. Remember - if $15 sounds like too much, keep in mind the value of the boat, when done should be around $1200 at minimum with radio gear installed and one sail set. Plans are less that 1% of the value of the finished boat.
Good luck - keep us posted on the build.
EDIT: Added the following:
Order no.: MAR2394
Our price: $ 10.00
A Mini40 class racing trimaran design, 1.2m length and beam, intended for home building in balsa planking, or cut from blue foam and covered in glass cloth. Plan shows all frames for both central hull and floats, rigs and daggerboards and rudder profiles. Designed by Mike Howell.