outriggers

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  1. kaid
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    Hi Guys Can Anybody Tell Me The Difference Between Having One Outrigger Float Or Two On A Canoe. As I'am Building They Both Seen Okay To Me
     
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    My plan is to build a canoe that will take a motor paddle or sail. Outrigger will be to add extra stability if needed
     
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    You can do it.
    Don't expect it to do any thing well.

    Do you know how to sail?
     
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    canoe, proa, trimaran

    The biggest difference for a canoe would be speed and stability.
    One outrigger aka proa. With a small outrigger is still easy to paddle.
    With two outriggers stability is increased but paddling is more strenuous. Aka a trimaran.
    For general canoe ability without the tipsy feeling a single outrigger will be fine. Say a displacement weight of about half your canoe. Sailing will be OK but you will be the ballast. It will have less heel than a regular sailing canoe.
    Most two outrigger canoes would have much larger outrigger floats for perhaps a larger sail area.
    The Polynesians have built a lot of single outrigger canoes.
    The combinations are about endless from a 6 " pvc pipe and 2x4 lumber. To the Kevlar composites.
    Motoring a canoe in the proa combo can be a hazard if the motor is over 2hp. As the weight of the outrigger might not be enough to hold it if turned away from the outrigger. Unless you have a flat end canoe designed for a motor.
     
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    Thank You For Your Replies
     
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    I wonder if you had outriggers a little higher than the main hull, only one would be in the water depending on the list, then you would have the stability to both sides when needed but only the drag of one outrigger .... seems I'v seen this before.
     
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    That works but there are small float arrangements in Britian that are set very high out of the water.
    Not intended to be used until the wind picks up. Then they are not enough to fully support the boat on the outrigger.
    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?49193-Around-the-Isle-of-Wight The video shows the boat under heavier wind, with the outrigger in the water and the sailor on the gunwale for more righting moment.
     
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    yeah, that's the idea, love that!
     
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    Check thru that web site. Lots of discussion.
    Those are designed and sold by a company in Britain.
    I don't know what you can get here.
     
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