Horizontal paddle at front of hull?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by InetRoadkill, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. upchurchmr
    Joined: Feb 2011
    Posts: 2,822
    Likes: 85, Points: 48, Legacy Rep: 579
    Location: Ft. Worth, Tx, USA

    upchurchmr Senior Member

    The "kayak sized" boat above was 40'. Google "Cheers".
    Not your typical boat, but quite famous.
     
  2. InetRoadkill
    Joined: Jan 2009
    Posts: 58
    Likes: 1, Points: 8, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: San Antonio, Texas

    InetRoadkill Junior Member

    Umm, wrong boat. I was referring to the kayak being paddled by hand in the picture below the proa. (Guy in red Yamaha life jacket.)
     
  3. upchurchmr
    Joined: Feb 2011
    Posts: 2,822
    Likes: 85, Points: 48, Legacy Rep: 579
    Location: Ft. Worth, Tx, USA

    upchurchmr Senior Member

    My mistake.
    But that is a surfski, not a kayak.
     
  4. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 16,524
    Likes: 291, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    The modern ULTIM trimarans use uptip lifting foils on each ama combined with very narrow and sharp forward sections to the ama planing hulls. A similar lifting foil ,even on non foilers, would help prevent most pitchpoles.
    Great video of Gitana showing a couple "pitchpole-wanabes" effectively handled with the combination ama hull design and lifting foil:
     
    Manfred.pech likes this.

  5. InetRoadkill
    Joined: Jan 2009
    Posts: 58
    Likes: 1, Points: 8, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: San Antonio, Texas

    InetRoadkill Junior Member

    That is a beautiful trimaran. Very graceful.
     
    Doug Lord likes this.
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.