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by Amati
07 Nov 2014, 04:15
Forum: Building
Topic: Sailing canoe proa
Replies: 8
Views: 2968

Re: Sailing canoe proa

Yup. Except for a FEW kind souls, wrong forum. I'd post some pics of the next (mkIV), better and larger version which met an undeserved end, but alas, too many bytes. I'll try to fix that. To anyone proa obsessed, an obvious direction for the IC, but measurement practice will determine that... At wo...
by Amati
07 Nov 2014, 00:01
Forum: Designing
Topic: Paddleboard Help from Fellow Proa Enthusiasts
Replies: 15
Views: 4198

Re: Paddleboard Help from Fellow Proa Enthusiasts

Not Hawaiian, but gets the idea across I think,

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outrigger_canoe

Individual pics too big for forum, but second photo down on the right is spot on
by Amati
06 Nov 2014, 23:36
Forum: Designing
Topic: Paddleboard Help from Fellow Proa Enthusiasts
Replies: 15
Views: 4198

Re: Paddleboard Help from Fellow Proa Enthusiasts

I wonder if a piece of PVC tubing 6"? 8"? 12"? might work to experiment with. Bend the tube (maybe not - how much directional stability do you want?) to get some rocker, stick some XPS (extruded polystyrene- like Dow blueboard) in the ends and sand to shape- there is a product for waterproofing outd...
by Amati
06 Nov 2014, 15:13
Forum: Proa Tech
Topic: Pacific Proa and Bermuda Rig Confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 4980

Re: Pacific Proa and Bermuda Rig Confusion

How about a spar or 2 running from the mast to the float? Herreschoff pulled it off (1 spar) with Yankee- frees up shroud position, but might require some fiddling with engineering & CLR. If you like shrouds, mainsails without jibs generally like greater aoa, which means not pinching, which is helpf...
by Amati
06 Nov 2014, 02:44
Forum: Building
Topic: Sailing canoe proa
Replies: 8
Views: 2968

Sailing canoe proa

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This is a sailing canoe with a sliding seat, sliding bi directional foil, moveable sail for steering, lift, etc. Only one pic, sorry it's upside down. No aka. Kind of windsurfurish....