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by claudio
13 Jan 2017, 17:20
Forum: Building
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 59
Views: 17981

Re: Sidecar

Why do I feel like Fred Flintstone every time I see Rob's...amazing!...workmanship?
A+
by claudio
17 Oct 2016, 15:28
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: As yet unnamed Wa'apa from sussex
Replies: 45
Views: 13247

Re: As yet unnamed Wa'apa from sussex

Aloha Robin,
Beautiful work! Nicely thought out and a sweet piece of eye-candy.
Congrats
claudio
by claudio
03 Dec 2015, 16:25
Forum: Building
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 59
Views: 17981

Re: Sidecar

Rob,
Too cool! You've raised the bar, mate!
Congrats on amazing work,
claudio
by claudio
29 Nov 2015, 01:20
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: BIG ZEN...Sometimes real simple is the ticket...
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: BIG ZEN...Sometimes real simple is the ticket...

Hi Jeremy, You nailed it... the challenge of getting the biggest functional bang for the buck is what is the most fun for me. Would I love a brand new Ducati Panigale? Sure, it's pure poetry and I really appreciate the perfection behind it all. But let's face it, it would blow the last few remaining...
by claudio
27 Nov 2015, 01:11
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: BIG ZEN...Sometimes real simple is the ticket...
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: BIG ZEN...Sometimes real simple is the ticket...

Thanks Marco, Out of all the many boats I have had the pleasure of building, BZ was maybe the most enjoyed, on a day to day basis. I really liked the utterly straight forward simplicity of it all...and a scaled up version ( anywhere from 32 - 48 ft) might be my next project. The extra length isn't m...
by claudio
27 Nov 2015, 01:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Proa Sailors
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Re: The Proa Sailors

Aloha Marco,

No, never got around to rigging it. There goes my chance at prestige and fame :(

But it's all good...there's a few more boats in the old boy yet... :)

Cheers for now
claudio
by claudio
24 Nov 2015, 03:32
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: Sweet Aloha 20 ft Deep V
Replies: 0
Views: 2432

Sweet Aloha 20 ft Deep V

Hello All, I hope I'm not over-posting :o but I thought I would share my last project, because I feel it relates to what Johannes is exploring at the moment.(Deep Vs, plumb bows,straight keels, etc). Sweet Aloha was built proa style. Double ended, symmetrical. Specs were 20 ft Vaka (3 ft equilateral...
by claudio
24 Nov 2015, 03:02
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: BIG ZEN...Sometimes real simple is the ticket...
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: BIG ZEN...Sometimes real simple is the ticket...

Hi Sky, Thanks for the kind comment. Glad you enjoyed the article. The second article can be found here... http://duckworksmagazine.com/05/articles/zen/free.htm I kept the boat for 2 summers and then it was split up. I put aside the main hull...built another ama and made a cat/proa out of the old an...
by claudio
23 Nov 2015, 18:04
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: BIG ZEN...Sometimes real simple is the ticket...
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

BIG ZEN...Sometimes real simple is the ticket...

Aloha Everyone, Many years ago, I built BIG ZEN, my first experimental Proa. It ended up being one of my favorite boats, because it was so simple to use on a daily basis. Many days in the summertime, my wife and I would go out on it 2 and even 3 times in one day. Just to relax and enjoy. Anyway...fo...
by claudio
23 Nov 2015, 17:38
Forum: Proa Tech
Topic: Linking some ideas together - length speed shape
Replies: 50
Views: 11994

Re: Linking some ideas together - length speed shape

Aloha Johannes, I am taken with the model.Very enticing. The kind of simplicity that Naval Architects would never consider exploring. (With the exception of Phil Bolger, of course!). I am a BIG fan of very narrow hulls, with small accommodation/shelter on deck. I am curious to see how the upper hull...