Proa thread

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by peterbike, May 30, 2018.

  1. peterbike
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    peterbike Junior Member


    At 2.40 you see a shot head on. The masts are offset from centre line to provide a little bit of resistance to heeling. clever.

    Another :

    interesting
     
  2. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Super awkward shunting.
    Wouldn't want to be in a hurry.
     
  3. rob denney
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    rob denney Senior Member

    Should not be necessary if the boat is set up correctly. I believe it eventually broke and has been replaced with a fixed mast.
    The mast offset on the French boat (Des Jours Meilieurs)is partly for the small gain in righting moment, but mostly so they do not block the interior of the hull and to provide a sheeting angle for the headsail. A more recent video, sailing on the limits with new ww hull and beams.


    Couple more videos.

     

  4. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Yes, I was meaning the one that had to have the foot of the mast adjusted every shunt.

    I actually tried to find a video of a HarryProa doing a shunt with the schooner rig, but couldn't find one either. I know those rigs with the Baelstrom setup have been discontinued.

    Any Proa that has to have someone head over to the leeward hull on a shunt is crazy. Its equivalent to having to send someone up to the foredeck on every tack.
     
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