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ºI added a bunch of information, created an ama page and a drogue page and a trampline_(multihull) page. But some of the information is a little redundant and I need to go to bed.

Safety argument[edit]

I removed the following counter safety argument:

[This is highly questionable statement particularly given the ORMA 60 problems & recent snapping of Route du Rhum vessels in 2002. Capsizing is also inherently more likely at high speeds vs monohulls. Lifeboats and rescue vessels are invariably monohull because they are safer in foul weather.]

Because it was written as a talk page entry. --Van helsing 07:42, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

USS Independence (LCS-2)[edit]

The USS Independence (LCS-2) is being built with a trimaran design. I'm not sure how you want to go about editing this page in light of that, but it needs to be noted.

This vessel actually does not belong to this article about saling vessels. Should be moved to engine driven trimarans. Lidingo SWE (talk) 05:52, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism about Corsair?[edit]

Under the topic of folding designs, the blurb about Corsair is unrelated to the subject, and appears to be an advertisement. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:29, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Polynesian terminology - isn't plain English clearer?[edit]

The terms vaka, aka, and ama are said to be common terms. Perhaps this is so in America, but in the UK and Europe, this terminology is unheard of. Even assuming the Polynesian words to be as common in the USA as is claimed, I think it would be preferable to use the plain English equivalent terms (hull, outrigger, float, wings, beams, etc) as then all readers would understand the meaning immediately without further reference. Arrivisto (talk) 14:31, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

I agree that the term "ama" in particular is very common in the USA. The term "outrigger" implies to me the ama on an outrigger canoe, or even the entire canoe. The very popular classes of racing outrigger canoes are worldwide (OC-1, OC-2, OC-6). I would agree that the terms aka and vaka are less well known than ama. In the Philippines where almost all boats are trimarans they are referred to as "balancers". Amusingly (to someone raised in the monohull dominated Great Lakes) boats with out balancers are considered strange and un-seaworthy.

ZeroXero (talk) 19:08, 26 September 2016 (UTC)