Anyone know anything about this..... (Swedish junk-rigged proa Akka)

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  1. Bluebeard2012
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    Can anyone tell me anything about this junk rigged proa. It's Swedish that's all I Know.

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  2. Submarine Tom

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    I could tell you a lot about it but only from what I see in the picture.

    Are you looking for someone that may be familiar with the vessel?
     
  3. Richard Woods
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    So how does it work then? It cannot be a conventional shunting proa can it? Because if so it would go from a schooner to a ketch depending on the tack you were on. Wouldn't be good for balance, and how do the sheets work when the sails rotate?

    where did you see it?

    Richard Woods
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I saw it posted on another forum, asking the same question. I would like to know who designed it and/or who owns it. The only hint is the Swedish flag.
     
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    I don't think that is a proa . It is a type of outrigger. I cant't really tell from the picture but judging from the short ama this one looks to me perhaps to be more like a stabilized mono hull relying on hull form as much as the ama for stability . As Richard pointed out proas shunt. This boat obviously must tack.
     
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    Or is it a trimaran? I thought I could see a bow wake from the left side of the bow
     
  10. Bluebeard2012
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    The boat is called Akka. She is 11 x 2,4 meter (main hull), 1,2 meter wide at the waterline and 5,9 meters wide total. The Vaka is spindle-shaped with a Naca 0066 profile. It has a Brucefoil in the ama.

    more info and pictures have appeared on proafile forum.
    http://proafile.com/forums/viewthread/231/
     
  11. Submarine Tom

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    WOW!

    That is impressive.

    Thanks Bluebeard2012.
     
  12. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    All that and it is not really junk rigged either. It just has a sail that looks something like the pictures of junks in National Geographic or other magazine.

    The boat, however weird is a study in wood craftsmanship. Beautiful work in every picture.
     

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    Wow. This thing is out there. I love it. Looks like it is quite a good performer. Would anyone like to guess its speed vs wind conditions in the first pic? Looks like about 10K of wind and there is a lot of spray coming off the boat? 9-10k? I wonder if it sails upwind.
     
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