Originally Posted by sharpii2
Impressive but complicated.
I would be more likely to try a single outrigger, which has a definite bow and stern.
Keeping the rig modest is a good idea. Keeping its CA low is good too, even at the expense of performance.
Over all, I think this boat is quite ingenious.
Tacking outrigger canoes have their fare share of problems... their amas need to be bigger and akas stronger, for sailing in "Atlantic" mode (ama to leeward).
I did complicate things in my search for simplicity... I'm working on that at the moment. Anyway I do think That a Shunting Pacific Proa WITH a lee pod/safety ama could be the easiest and cheapest way to build a fast and seaworthy boat, time will tell, like everything else, it's a learning process..............
Thanks for liking her! we love her.
all d best.