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The 16ft STRIKE is a trimaran design that uses a 14ft beach cat as the outriggers/amas and rig.
The Strike 16 is very easy to build with a stitch and glue hard chine hull and flat panel ply decks.
CLICK HERE for a study plan,(in pdf format).
Plans for the main hull are GBP75, or GBP120 including the Quattro 14 plans if you want to build the complete boat yourself. Even if you build the outriggers yourself (recommended) you can still use the rig, rudders, deck gear etc from a second hand beach cat. Either a 14ft beach cat, or even a 15-16 ft beach cat if you normally sail in lightwinds, sheltered water conditions.
Plans are available only as download plans in pdf format.
The photos below show one of the first Strike 16's sold. It is being built by a home builder, the photos show progress made less than three weeks after receiving the building plans.
and then a couple of weeks later I got these
Snow doesn't stop this builder! Note: He has made a smaller windscreen than standard
In fact snow did stop him. As he wrote on New Years day: "Work has now resumed on my Strike 16 after a collapse of my temporary shelter due to 12 inches of snow overnight. (I needed to dig out the boat)"
But he then worked hard to make up for lost time, as these photos show (emailed to me Jan 8th)
In mid April I received the following email and photos
"Hi Richard, here are some pictures of the Strike 16 I am building. The outriggers are from a 15 ft Sea Spray cat. I sailed this cat for 30 years, but as I got older (72 yrs) I found that it was too much work to sail it. Hiking out was getting to much work for this old body. I wanted a boat I could sit in with some speed and comfort. Your Strike 16 looked like the ticket. I should have it in the water in about 3 weeks.
I will let you know how it sails..ps I started building it in December and have enjoyed building it a lot. I am a average wood worker and the plans were great to work with. Mike from Southern California "
Another Strike 16 is nearing completion in Florida, see here
so it looks like it will be a close race to see who launches first
Strike 16 Materials List
6mm gaboon ply (8ft x 4ft sheets) 5 sheets
2in x 1in 10m
No allowance for waste. Timber sizes nominal planed all round (PAR) use softwood, eg Douglas, fir, Sitka spruce etc