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Small Trimarans Report
Following Joe Farinaccio's publishing of an interesting paperback Small Trimarans, sailor/naval architect Mike Waters published a 22-page report giving a comparison table covering 20 of these boats. It includes charts, graphs, photos, and critical, objective reporting on many of them.
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Review of nine Small Trimarans
Mike Waters' review of nine small folding trimarans 14–20 feet including six homebuildables
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Young lady on first W17
The W17 welcomes its first lady on board

…Mike has tried to help me in every way…if all new builders get that level of help you can bet your butt you are getting a bloody good boat.

—Chris, Queensland

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The W17 is a very comfortable and safe boat to go cruising in. At no time did I feel unsure of the boat and it never felt like capsizing. The stability is very high indeed.

—Andrew, Philippines

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Wow! I feel like a kid who has just received his dream balsa kit for his birthday. Can't wait to start making this 2D package into a 3D reality!

—JR, first W17 kit owner

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Looks like this sleek boat with its asymmetrical amas and deep fine bow, should ride the waves with minimum disturbance and maximum dryness. Va être un superbe bateau!

—Alan, St-Jean-de-Luz, France

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…rolled out the new race mainsail…an impressive experience. High-aspect ratio, dynamic styling, and with a square top, it looked very high performance…

—Alan, St-Jean-de-Luz, France

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Our first impressions are that it's very stable, feels very strong and has great upwind performance.

—Louis & Luigi, Philippines

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I was so impressed I promised to build one myself after I finish my home. Seeing is believing and the W17 is impressive. What a great design!

—David, Philippines

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…I'm very impressed with the seaworthiness of this little boat. I have been in places I clearly should not have been, and in some very bad weather…

—Andrew, Philippines

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…was immediately struck that Mike's design goals closely matched my own…really liked the look of the curved akas, and plans for a wing mast are a big plus.

—Gary, Virginia

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This boat…has such style and lines that she'd look totally in place as a sporty tender or toy on the deck of a fine Italian mega yacht. Very nice indeed!

—Marshall, Florida

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W17 Calendar
2014
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Articles by designer
Mike Waters published in Multihulls Magazine
and the book
More Small Trimarans
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Trampoline rider
Lady on the Trampoline – W22 proto

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