At the end of the year 2013 and into the first of 2014, we gave some private instruction to the new owners of a Jim Brown 39 called Molly Brown. The boat had been recently purchased and the new owners were not familiar with sailing a trimaran so we had three nice days of sailing on the Molly Brown. One thing I especially liked about Molly Brown was the quick release cutter stay. In seconds you could pop the stay off to the side and sail the boat like a sloop for easy taking of the Jenny. The one thing I noticed right off the bat is that the guy who surveyed the boat, Gary Goldstein, made a critical mistake during the survey. He missed the fact that neither the head stay nor the cutter stay had it’s cotter pin in place. The head stay pin was about an 1/8 of an inch from popping out of its place. And on a Jim Brown rigged trimaran if you loose the head stay you loose the whole rig. I noticed the lack of a cotter pin while we were sailing and we immediately dropped the sails and motored back to the marina and didn’t take the boat out again until the head stay was properly attached to the stem fitting.
Of course we found the local population of bottle nose dolphins!! Thanks for the great sailing guys I was very impressed with the way the Jim Brown sailed!!!