Thursday, 6 August 2009

Some basic information

The Triss Giggen was built between 1975 and 1976. A fiberglass hull with a round chine designed similar in shape to a fishing boat. An aluminium center board that swings down insures good stability when under sail and even motoring. The rudder is also aluminium but the tiller and transom board are wooden. The sail layout is Bermudan with 10 square meters of sail area. The boat officially weighs 165 kg, but I recon more on the 180 kg mark, and is 4.5 meters long and 1.93 meters wide.

The Triss Giggen is very stable due to her wide beam and the heavy swing center plate helps a lot too. Under motor (I have a Honda BF20 from 1988 2HP) which does the job but isn't very fast, the maximum is 4HP that can be fitted.

Under sail is when she feels most at home. She is quite fast, and I would say a force 4 is the best under full sail. The ride is dry as the "lip" of the free board keeps any wave down out of the cockpit...

More information and pictures to come...

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