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A Unique Trailertri 680 in Australia

Baden Jacob has probably the most unique Trailertri 680 built in South Australia. Baden built her himself, and based the cockpit configuration on my original Tramp design, coupled with the 680 aft cabin. This gives a huge cockpit plus very reasonable accommodation as well (the F-22 has a similar option). Baden writes:

Hi Ian,

Baden Jacob from Adelaide here!....Yes 'tis me!....the TT680 Tramp conversion builder way back in 1977! (Copy of your story in the original Trailertri mag attached.) You were right in thinking she would be fast...1990 1st on handicap Goolwa Meningie...1991 1st over the line Goolwa Meningie & 1st on handicap!

I have sailed her to Kangaroo Island & quite a few times across the gulf & back & never any sign of a problem. Given that I used 4mm ply throughout & no glass except on the inside of the plywood joins, you can truly say that your original design truly has stood the test of time!

You'll be pleased to know that she is still going strong, however it is probably time to put her in the Ian Farrier Trailertri Museum!....Hence my expression of interest in your brand new F-22 design...I'd go for the sail away job this time I reckon.

Can you put me on your email update list so I can see your progress.

Regards & many thanks for the almost 30 years of fun the 680 Tramp has given me.


The big 'Tramp' style cockpit combined with an aft cabin has a lot of potential.
Baden was the first to do this and the similar F-22 option is worth a look.

Yes, one can even waterski behind an older Trailertri!

One advantage of shallow draft - one can park it in any nearby field.

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