My wife Laura's 16' trimaran with 84 sq.

ft. sail on a homemade unstayed mast.

 

Welcome to...

"DIY-Tris.com"

 

A Web Site For Do-It-Yourself 

Small, Homemade Trimarans

 

Presented by "Dr. Frank" Smoot, and

dedicated to DIY boatbuilders everywhere!

 

My 16' trimaran No Commotion with its

optional 124 sq. ft. rig from a Laser II.

 

 

Florida's "Sunshine Coast"

is small boat heaven!

____________________

 

What's On This Site:

1. Why I have come to believe that small trimarans are the only way to go. [click here]

 

2. A Brief History of the 15 or so homemade boats and rigs I have build over the past two years [click here]

 

3. Our first "trimarans"- made from kayaks (includes construction photos). click here

 

4. Building our first "real" trimaran: the tandem rig (includes construction photos).  click here

 

5. Building the first lightweight, single-seater trimaran, "No Commotion" click here

 

6. Building Laura's 65-lb "ultralight" trimaran - see 50 construction photos! click here

 

7. The Amazing "Planing Amas"- see 40 photos! click here

 

8. No Commotion Gets A Slick New "Sliding Aka" System! click here

 

8. My Trimaran, No Commotion, Gets

A Slick New "Sliding Aka" System!

 

Max. beam, akas closed = 6' 2"

Max. beam, akas open = 12' 10"

 

With this new sliding aka system, it now takes me just 1/2 the time

and 1/3 the effort to assemble and  launch my trimaran.

 

[For a detailed "how & why" explanation of this sliding aka system, please click here.]

 

Below are 10 photos of No Commotion with the new and

improved planing amas and the new sliding aka system.

 

 

 

1 - Starboard bow - akas closed

 

 

 

2 - Starboard bow - akas open

 

 

 

3 - Starboard beam - akas closed  

 

 

 

4 - Starboard beam - akas open

 

 

 

5 - Starboard quarter aft - akas closed  

 

 

 

6 - Starboard quarter aft - akas open

 

 

 

7 - Stern view - akas closed  

 

 

 

8 - Stern view - akas open

 

 

 

9 - Detail of aft sliding akas  

 

 

 

10 - Detail of forward sliding akas  

 

__________________________________________________________________________

Back to home page                Email me here