proa 3 year build crammed into a video.

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by rael dobkins, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. rael dobkins
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    rael dobkins Junior Member

    Hi all, just before we start a new proa build, we feel we must do justice...
    Pacific Proa Crystal Clear, is amazing and I love her, she has a soul and tons of potential.
    here is what she's all about.
    as soon as possible I will get to work on her minor problems...
    so happy I built her.
    enjoy.

    https://youtu.be/V1uuu9cqRe4

    all d best.
    BSY.
     
  2. sharpii2
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    sharpii2 Senior Member

    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.
     
  3. rael dobkins
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    rael dobkins Junior Member

    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.
    BSY
     
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