1992 Tripp Tripp 47

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Class Sails
Category Racers and Cruisers, Racers
Year 1992
Make Tripp
Length 47'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Spring Lake
Interior Layout
  •  Sleeps 10: three separate double cabinsone 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.

Electronics / Navigation
  • 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)

Running / Standing Rigging
  • Aluminium Mast, triple spreader; Aluminium boom
  • Hall Spars Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole 2017

  • Rigid boom-vang

  • 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.

  • Mooring/dock lines.

Deck Gear
  • 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

General Equipment
  •  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

Extra (Not Used Currently)
  • 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

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Fresh Water Tank Capacity
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 3JH2TE
Engine Year 1992
Total Power 47hp
Engine Hours 1700
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
1992 Tripp Tripp 47

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 Commodores 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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