The Bill Tripp Designed and Carroll Marine Built Tripp 47 is a light displacement 7/8 fractional rig boat that is fast and exciting to sail while maintaining excellent stability and sea kindliness. She has competed in the UK Commodore's Cup, Fastnet, 2009 Transatlantic Rally ("ARC") and most recently sailed very competitively in Lake Michigan distance races. She has been continually upgraded and maintained by the last 2 owners since 2009.
This boat, “Trippwire,” was commissioned in the UK in 1992, and raced for a Tripp franchised dealer in 1992 and 1993 as “Sunstripper.” She competed in the UK Commodore’s Cup in 1992 (class win) and the Fastnet in 1993. The franchise closed in 1993, she was cradled in a Poole, UK boat yard until being purchased in 2008. Having sailed less than 2,000 miles by that time, she was in ‘nearly new’ condition with the original blocks, winches, running and standing rigging showing little or no wear and tear. The engine had only 175 hours on it. Following a refit, she participated in the 2009 Transatlantic Rally ("ARC") to the Caribbean. She was then cruised in the Caribbean for several months before sailing up the east coast of the US to Annapolis, MD. A crew of five sailed it across the Atlantic and it was cruised by two for the remainder the trip.
In 2010, the current owners purchased "Trippwire" for point-to-point distance racing on Lake Michigan, club racing, and some cruising. The boat was refit in 2010/11, and most sails, running rigging, and equipment have been updated and replaced. Rigorous annual maintenance has been provided by an experienced, capable, and dedicated crew to keep the boat in top sailing condition.
"Trippwire" sails exceptionally well in light and heavy air conditions, is a very competitive performer, and has flagged in major races. With the cruising main and furling jib she can also be cruised short-handed.
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Sleeps 10: three separate double cabins—one V-birth, two double aft-cabins; two settee berths and two pilot berths in salon
Head, including shower (hot & cold mixer) plus shower pump to port, Hanging locker to starboard with fridge compressor housing
Galley – including sink (hot & cold water), Origo 6000 stove, large sliding locker, plus locker under sink
Fridge to starboard – very large refrigerator. New 12v compressor (November 2009), and a supplemental engine driven compressor and evaporation plate (the refrigerant requires replacing with R12, and so the system is not currently in use)
Full breaker panel above the fridge
Port and starboard settee berths, with storage for the water tanks and the fuel tanks below
Pilot berths port and starboard with storage cupboards below
Large chart table above engine
Storage behind chart table seat plus lockers above seat
New interior cushions with navy upholstery throughout, 2011
Sleeps 10: 2 – double aft cabins; double V-birth; 2 – Salon Settees; 2 –salon pipe berths
New Teak and Holly Cabin Sole, 2011
Chart table over the engine cover, added 2009
Sound insulated the engine box, 2009
Fitted 3 lockers to create further storage space, 2009
Raritan Manual Toilet, 2016
Hot water heater, 2009
New 12v fridge compressor, 2009
Water held in 2 fully plumbed flexible tanks – 160 litres on the Starboard side and 200 litres on the Port
New 160 litre flexible Diesel Tank, 2016
20 Gallon Holding Tank, 2011.
B&G Hercules 690 system (overhauled in 2009) including one interior, one cockpit and one spare display; cockpit analog wind display, and five 20/20 mast mounted repeaters. Sonic log for boat-speed. New depth transponder, 2009, and new mast head unit, 2011. Full Hydra performance race packag
Raymarine Autohelm 6001 console with a type 2 linear ram, 2008
Garmin 741 7” GPS and Radar (cockpit display), 2011
Standard Horizon VHF integrated with GPS, and VHF cable up mast, 2015
Masthead VHF aerial and windex
Masthead Tricolor, 2008
LED Running lights (pulpit/pushpit mounted)
AIS Class B receiver (connects to a PC), 2009
VHF splitter (for dual connection of AIS and VHF), 2009
Sony AM/FM/MP3 player with cabin and cockpit speakers, 2011
Navtex (also connects to a PC)
UK Main, Tape Drive Carbon, 2012
UK No 1 AP, Tape Drive Carbon, 2013
UK No 1 Med/Heavy Tape Drive Carbon, Heavy, 2014
UK Symmetrical Spinnaker, AirX 600 Runner, 2015
UK Symmetrical Spinnaker, AirX 700 AP/Reacher, 2015
UK A1, Elite 33, Light Air Reaching Asymmetrical Spinnaker, 2016
North Ghoster, Kevlar, 1992
North No 2, Kevlar, 1992
North No 3, Kevlar, 1992
North No 4, Dacron, 1992
UK Mainsail cover, Sunbrella, 2012
Full Batten, Crusader Cruising Mainsail, Kevlar/Carbon Laminate with Taffeta, three reef points, 2009
130% Crusader Furling Genoa, for deliveries and Cruising, 2009
North Storm Jib, Dacron, 1992
North, Storm Tri-sail, Dacron, 1992
North Light No 1, Kevlar, 1992 (serviceable but not in use)
North Heavy No 1, Kevlar, 1992 (serviceable but not in use)
North .5 oz Symmetrical spinnaker, 1992 (serviceable but not in use)
North .75 oz Symmetrical spinnaker, 1992 (serviceable but not in use)
Hall Spars Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole 2017
Schaefer 3100 furling system, with a dual track head-foil (i.e. detachable for race mode), 2009
Wire Forestay, 2009
Wire Check-stays, 2009
Wire backstay, 2008
Antel running backstay block system
Spectra running back stays, 2011; spare original set of back stay lines
Facnor Mast-car full track system, 2009
Rod rigging for all the verticals/diagonals
Hydraulic mast jack, new 2008
Mast track and car system (schaffer – new 2008)
10mm Spectra main halyard 2008
Two 10mm Spectra spinnaker halyards and the main halyard 2009
Single genoa halyard
Topping lift 2008
Spectra Pole lift 2017
Spectra main sheet,2008
Spectra jib sheets, 2016; Cruising jib sheets, 2008.
Spectra spinnaker sheets and guys, set of heavy and light.
Two sets of reefing lines and blocks.
Spare halyards, changing sheets and other lines.
8 Barient winches, including 2-three speed primaries
Harken blocks and track system for Genoa and Main, plus Harken blocks for spinnaker
2 Compasses with LED compass lights
Full set of Harken clutches for halyards
Lifelines stainless rope – most replaced as needed since 2008
Schaefer genoa track clutches, 2017.
Many blocks and cam cleats updated, 2017
Forward hatch and seal replaced, 2013
Engine--Yanmar 3JH 2TE 47 hp
Transmission rebuilt, 2011
Replaced the Cutlass bearing, 2009
130 amp high output alternator
2 bladed folding prop, (feathering 3-blade Kiwi prop spare)
Keel removed, foam core in the keel area replaced with a solid GRP laminate, 2009
Gel Shield barrier coat (2009) with Pettit Vivid bottom paint annually
Rudder bearings serviced, 2010
Added a binnacle around the wheel, 2009
72 inch Edson Wheel
Leather wheel cover, 2017
Custom sheet bags in cockpit, 2017
3 series 27 batteries, including isolated starting battery, 2016
Professionally fitted Crusader detachable dodger, used for deliveries and cruising, 2009
Lazy Jack system, with integrated Stack-Pack sail cover
Wiring, isolator switch and circuit breaker for windlass (windlass removed)
Stainless Steel anchor roller (removed)
Sealed anchor locker in forepeak (door currently removed)
SuperMax 17 anchor and 65m of 10mm chain (removed)
Full Chicago to Mac Race safety equipment, including 10 person, ocean life-raft, for separate negotiation