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by Rob Zabukovec
30 Jun 2018, 16:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closing the Proaforum
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Closing the Proaforum

Marco and Sven

Many thanks for the forum.... it has helped me a lot in helping to form my ideas on proas....

For anyone who want to stay in touch, my email is:

rzabukovec@msn.com

Rob
by Rob Zabukovec
15 Jun 2018, 00:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2AK 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: R2AK 2018

Russell Brown just won the first leg of R2AK 2018. He had his wife Ashlyn, and another crew member on board for this leg only. Absolutely romped it in...... Pity he is sailing solo for the big leg up to Alaska..... Well done Russell and crew!!! Meanwhile the Proa, Team Fly Baby Fly, also solo, is ti...
by Rob Zabukovec
27 May 2018, 00:57
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 118
Views: 21466

Re: LOL sails again

Take a deep breath and don’t rush into anything. I know how you must feel. A lot of my reduced sailing time and problems have been exacerbated by electric propulsion niggles. Have a good look at some of the HP systems in R2AK. If I was in your shoes, I would catch a ferry across to Victoria when the...
by Rob Zabukovec
27 May 2018, 00:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2AK 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 338

R2AK 2018

It’s almost that time again, for one of the most fascinating races on the planet.... Russell Brown is going again, 3 up. With a new pedal drive system: https://r2ak.com/2018-teams-full-race/team-pt-watercraft-2/ https://gougeon32.blogspot.com/ And we have a Proa entered again as well: https://r2ak.c...
by Rob Zabukovec
12 May 2018, 23:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jzerro and Ryan Finn
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Jzerro and Ryan Finn

Have just won line honours and on handicap in the 555 mile Regatta Al Sol race... http://kws.kattack.com/WPlayer/GELeaderBoard.aspx?FeedID=1718&CourseID=288&KMLType=Pos&FleetID=fbac4337-2022-47aa-8ae8-6bb222815ce5&YachtClubID=9f50f467-9b7c-42e4-b131-e34819cc9fc4&TimezoneOffsetMin=-600 https://www.fa...
by Rob Zabukovec
30 Apr 2018, 23:30
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 118
Views: 21466

Re: LOL sails again

Russell Brown is using a front of shaft prop setup on his latest pedal drive for R2AK 2018: Advantages: more efficient and less noisy Disadvantages: collects weed and can be damaged more easily http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/195504-r2ak-2018/&page=6 Main raison d’etre for the new ...
by Rob Zabukovec
30 Apr 2018, 06:48
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 28
Views: 3435

Re: Sidecar

Sidecar without the centreboard seems to have insufficient lateral resistance generally, even with larger rudders, the mainsail CE is well aft and well to leeward, resulting in excessive weatherhelm. The rudders being too close together means that you have to have more area and a greater angle of at...
by Rob Zabukovec
27 Apr 2018, 15:16
Forum: Proa Tech
Topic: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?
Replies: 21
Views: 3310

Re: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?

That said:

https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_ ... m?eid=4784

3 bullets for starters!

EDIT

.... And won the series overall.
by Rob Zabukovec
25 Apr 2018, 23:48
Forum: Proa Tech
Topic: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?
Replies: 21
Views: 3310

Re: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?

Carkeek photos above illustrate an extreme example of the principle... plus on a heeled jib headed yacht, it significantly reduces the wind shadow on the foot of the jib. Early days yet, but the boat could be a step too far judging by the way it ploughs along in the relatively benign conditions of a...