TABLE OF CONTENTS
BOAT PERFORMANCE 1
INTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS 51
BASIC ENGINE MATTERS 57
EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS 61
2Oth Anniversary Edition
IMPROVEMENT BULLETINS OF THE NATIONAL TRITON ASSOCIATION
The National Triton Association was established in 1966 by the Triton
Association of Long Island Sound. (TALIS)
PURPOSE: To promote and maintain the Triton Class as an excellent
racing and cruising boat throughout the United States by:
* Keeping a current list of Triton owners, National officers and
Board members, and Local Active Fleet officers.
* Communicating with Triton owners through the National Triton
Association's newsletter "THE TRUMPET", in matters such as boat
maintenance and care, improvement ideas, sailing experiences,
local and national activities, racing and cruising information.
* Sponsoring an Annual Triton Regatta with the Local Active Fleet.
* Encouraging local regional racing, safe and enjoyable cruising and
fellowship among Triton owners.
The above description of the BULLETINS and the NTA is as accurate today
as it was when written to preface the first "IMPROVEMENT BULLETINS"
in 1974. Like the first "BULLETINS", this new edition is built on
the work of NTA's retiring Secretary. Phyllis Van Vleet. All Triton
owners are in her debt for years of service to her local fleet, the
National Triton Association and Triton owners everywhere.
The ideas in the "IMPROVEMENT BULLETINS" came from many owners. My
thanks to them for taking time to send words and pictures to help
illustrate their good ideas. Any errors are my doing. The good
work of endless typing and assembly is that of my secretary, Peggy
Manning. Without her, we wouldn't have the book. The drawings in
the "Improvement" sections are the work of my wife, Pat, to whom I
owe thirty good years, four fine children and consistent encouragement
W. H. Bell Feb. '80
Triton W41 KAILOA
RYOT Triton 1328
Skipper - Dick Marshall
1978 NATIONAL TRITON REGATTA
San Francisco Bay
Photo by Leigh Abell
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