the folding tri isn't a sailing boat yet, but we already made the maiden
voyage with an electric trolling motor. The hull seems to work very fine
as a motor boat, although I can't yet tell how it behaves with the used 4
hp outboard I got. We were 6 adults and 3 children (six, three and one and
a half years old) aboard and there was no lack of space... not bad for a
16 foot boat.
I enclose photos from the transport out of the workshop and of the
maiden voyage. The "old man" on the photos is my father, who actually made
almost all the glassing and finishing when I got an epoxy allergy. Beware:
It seems that medical latex gloves do not really protect the skin. From my
experience I'd recommend to put on thicker rubber gloves for the works
that involve "bathing in epoxy" like glassing big areas.
I'll write again when the "sailing bits" make progress.