My First Composite Cat

Elua. Used to be called Trilogy II

During the last trip to Hawaii I got to see Elua. This was my first composite design. It was 1987 if I remember correctly. It looks pretty good for what, 24 years of continuous use? Back then I had just come from a MACM composites conference and was going to do the beams like  Ron Reichard’s Fury structural work. At that time Fleury Michon had broken up. The builder convinced the owners that Fury was Fleury and Reichard, and by extension, I, were not to be trusted.  The beams were then designed by an Australian guy who wandered by the shop.  They did keep my bow beam design.  It’s rolled aluminum.  The cat does look good still.

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