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January 19, 2022

Triad is a very fast and robust ocean going cruiser/racer trimaran. She reaches at wind speed, beats upwind at 2/3 wind speed, and tops out at 25 knots. She is very comfortable in a seaway, handles chop easily, and accelerates quickly when the wind pipes up. She also performs well in light air. She is set up for single handed sailing: all controls lead to the cockpit except for the halyards which have dedicated winches on the mast. Slab reefing. Tiller steering makes for direct hands-on control while an auto pilot takes the tedium out of long passages. Well balanced and sea kindly, she tacks reliably and effortlessly through 90 degrees. She has been meticulously maintained.

U.S. Documentation No. 988602
Year Built:
Freres Le Jeloux, St. Philibert, Trinite sur Mer, Brittany, France
Creative trimaran, Dick Newick design # 52
2’ 3” with daggerboard & rudder up; 3’ 6” with rudder down; 8’ with daggerboard down maximum
8,000 lb – hull, rig, sails. 11,000 fully loaded for cruising.
Construction (general): Cold molded diagonally laminated epoxy/fir and mahogany plywood, laminated fir frames (ribs) and stringers (longitudinals), external fiberglass skins over all exterior surfaces, laminated fixed wings (beams), carbon fiber wing mast, with stainless steel wire rigging; carbon box beam/laminated wood daggerboard for main hull; retractable (Bruce) foils in each ama.
Two 3 mm epoxy/cold molded fir veneers over 3mm mahogany ply;
9 mm mahogany ply
18 mm mahogany ply
Structural members:
Fir, oak, ash, mahogany
Fiberglass sheathing over all decks, hulls, and cockpit seats and sole;
Dupont Imron paint on topsides; Awlgrip on decks, cockpit sole & seats.
Interior finished bright (varnish) renewed 2011.
Balanced kick up cassette mounted; laminated fir/mahogany, ‘glass covered
Daggerboard: Laminated redwood with 2”x 6” carbon box beam central structure, vacuum bagged 1/8” glass sheathed. 10’ 6” 2
Bruce foils: 4’ x 10” asymmetric canted, laminated fir/mahogany glass sheathed, vacuum bagged.
Mast: Carbon fiber wing mast, by Composite Engineering,1997; vacuum bagged, autoclaved, refinished with Awlgrip 2021. Antal Race track with simple sliders. 80 sf.. Fully rotating through 180 degrees
Boom: Aluminum box section, 5 mm anodized; refinished Awlgrip 2021
Rigging: 3/8” 1x19 stainless steel new 2021; Norseman & Stalok terminals; Gibb   bronze turnbuckles
Sails: Mainsail - Zoom square head (575 sf) Dimension Polyant SXI, 2021
  Jib - Doyle 100% jib (277 sf) 2013. Dimension Polyant Flex 24 fabric, fully battened
Winches: Barient, Lewmar, Antal, Enke. 5 on bridgedeck, 2 on mast. 2 spares.

• Nexus NX2 wind system 2012: includes N-wind transducer (wired);
• MRC (mast rotation compass);
• HPC (heel pitch compass);
• Bi-data depth/temperature;
• MX Multi display;
• NX Wind display; server.
• Standard Eclipse VHF 2010
• Raymarine Tiller Autopilot EV100, 2021
• Raymarine ST40 Depth, 2010
• Garmin GPS Map 742 Plus, 2021
• Epirb: ACR Globalfix Pro 406, 2021
• Solar Panels: three 85 AH flat panel monocrystalline silicon rigid glass, 2014
• Regulators: three Genasun MPPT GV10 (10 amps)
• Batteries: two 105 AH Lifeline AGM deep cycle group 31, 2014
• Circuit Breakers: Blue Sea 10 amp 2021
• Battery switch: Sea Dog 1-2-all-none, 2021
• Running Lights: Aqua Signal 40 bicolor (bow) and white (stern) with 2 watt LED bulbs.
• Interior Lights: LED fixtures in all cabins and under cockpit; incandescent lights in nav station and overhead in saloon.

Engine: Yamaha 9.9hp 4 stroke gas outboard, 2013, extra long shaft electric start & alternator, Dealer maintained: new water pump, drive shaft bearing, lower end   seals 2021.
Fuel Tanks: 3 & 5 gallon for cockpit, two 5 gallon jerry jugs.
Anchors: 25 lb Plough with 15’ 3/8” chain and 200’ of ¾” nylon rode
12 lb. Aluminum Navtech with 15’ of 3/8” chain and 400’ of ½” nylon rode
35 lb. Brittany (Danforth type) with 15’ of 3/8” chain and 200’ of ¾” nylon rode
Cockpit: Generous 8’ long x 6’ wide with shoulder high seat back coaming; very comfortable and secure both while passage making and at anchor.
Forepeak: Owner’s quarters with a double vee berth with storage under, and built in lavatory with sink/fresh water hand pump.
Navigation Station: Adjacent to daggerboard amidships; most electronics and the breaker panels are mounted within this dry compartment; built in chart table with storage bin behind.
Main Cabin: Two generous single bunks 6’ long x 4’wide. An expandable varnished dining table is adjacent to the galley, with fold down seating to port and fixed seat/locker to starboard. Sits 4.
Galley: One-burner Seaswing employs 1 lb propane tanks. Deep sink with Fynnspray hand pump (fresh water)  and Whale foot pump (salt water). Formica counter over storage locker with drawer.
Aft Cabin: Private cabin aft of cockpit with 6’2” bunk and storage under.
Sanitation: Porta Potti
Sail/Anchor Locker: Deep locker with hatch on deck serves as both sail locker and         anchor locker for anchors, rodes, and fenders.
Wing Lockers: 4’ x 2’x 2’ exterior lockers located in wings outboard of living quarters;   used as fuel locker (port) and survival gear/dinghy locker (starboard).

• 8’ bowsprit for asymmetric spinnaker (not included). ATN snuffer with 50’ hoist.
• Man Overboard pole with horseshoe, drogue and strobe light
• Lifesling MOB recovery system.
• Dodger, light blue Sunbrella
• Mainsail Cover, light blue Sunbrella
• Jib cover, light blue Sunbrella