I was always fascinated by the old outrigger boats like the Ngalas. By traveling with outrigger boats the Pacific islands where populated. I think, what was good for them, to travel thousands of miles over the open sea and populate the islands of the fast Pacific, will be good enough for us weekend sailors. LITTLE TRI is my interpretation of this type of boats in a “modern” way, because it is also a double outrigger boat.
To build quick, I use PVC irrigation tubes as low volume amas instead of bamboo or canted boards, as would be used in an original outrigger. The rest is easy. The hull is a plywood/glass/Epoxy composite sharpie hull. The easiest shape to build.
When you can use a saw and a brush besides your I-pad you can build this boat and have real fun. As rig I use a low cost Sunfish rig. The boat can be build for around $ 1000,00 
She has some very practical features not found on other boats if this size. Quick to set up once on your sailing spot. Self draining cockpit.
An Igloo tent for two persons can be rigged over the cockpit and trampoline area.  This makes the boat very practical for trecking. The storage compartments are big for the size of the boat.
Unsinkable, positive floatation hull only =  275 liter. The boat is fast, easy to sail also for beginners. The boat has proven itself for coastal cruising and can handle wind and waves well.

Time lapse how do
WALK AROUND
FIRST SAIL
SAILING VIDEOS
Length:    4.70 m
Beam:      3.80 m
Weight:    75   kg
Sail area: 13 m2
Construction time
about 120 hours
Delivery                                       
The plans are delivered as 2 PDF brochures with a step by step        building instruction (22 pages, 23 photos) and as drawing set of     
20 drawings                                 
Plans cost US $ 76,-
LITTLE  TRI
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