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Docking A Folded Farrier Trimaran

Farrier trimarans are designed primarily for trailering, but they can also be folded and easily docked in a conventional slip. However, if left for an extended period, growth on the float sides can become a problem.

An excellent solution is the HydroHoist, which lifts the folded boat completely out of the water, by pumping air into two supporting pontoons. This takes just a couple of minutes. The boat is then high and dry, avoiding any need for bottom paint. Cost of the HydroHoist can even be recovered by the savings in bottom paint, and the boat will have better resale value. Details are at www.boatlift.com.

James Newton's F-31R high and dry in a HydroHoist at Coronado Keys, San Diego

Another choice is the air lift dock at (photo on FAQ page):

However, always be aware that folded stability is limited on larger models, and care must be taken while motoring or when docked while folded as per:

FOLDED STABILITY