Raidboat Pacific Proa

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by BCowan, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. Boatguy30
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    Boatguy30 Senior Member

    Yes that's it. Obviously built with an unlimited budget. Now beginning to decay on the beach. I guess it could be 30' maybe that includes the bow sprit. If sailing with a crew especially the tacking proa seems to make more sense to me than all the shunting and extra rudder, etc. Just hike out a bit or ad some water to the ama. IMG_20200930_193141318_HDR.jpg IMG_20200930_193204196_HDR.jpg
     
  2. Clarkey
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    Clarkey Senior Member

    There were some really nice drone videos of it sailing but I can't seem to track them down at the moment.

    ETA - just after I typed that I found one:

     
  3. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    Why do you say this was an unlimited budget?
    Everything seems to be fairly simple elements, including the rig.
     
  4. garydierking
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    garydierking Senior Member

  5. Skip Johnson
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    Skip Johnson New Member

    I'm new to this forum and a little late to the thread but I do have some experience with the EC and proas; almost got proas banned from the EC by Chief some 14 or so years ago. Duckworks Magazine - A Proa Perspective - Matters of Balance https://www.duckworksmagazine.com/07/gatherings/p52/index.htm. Here's my take on the deal. Do it.
    Keep it simple, keep it light and please plan on multiple trials and test before the EC no matter what. I will say that I never regretted the 3/4" T&G 12" wide bottom plank on P52. I'm a real fan of 3 plank sharpie style hulls with lots of flare. I'm also committed (some would say in more ways than one) to a buoyant leefoil based on Speers P3000 proa sections. Rigs and rudders still in a state of flux after all these years. Current proa Trivial Obsession has end mounted rudders and a cambered panel junk style staysail. There's no fire in my belly to take another run at the EC at 77 but I do miss doing the Texas 200. If the rig and rudders on T.O. trial out ok I'll build a replacement for P52 probably foam and glass, definitely a schooner rig.
    Cheers and best wishes
     
  6. BCowan
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    BCowan Junior Member

    Hey I really appreciate the advice and perspective and encouragement! And I am going for it. Hopefully have a boat to launch this year. Bought my aluminum spars, got a shipment of okume panels from CLC. Ive cut panels for the ama, and just got 2 lug sails for the schooner rig already. My neighbor might do a little welding for me and I'll hopefully start building the main hull in the next month. So I have all the materials and 2 sails already! Don at Yagersails has sewn a handful of sails for me in the past and made a couple stout balanced lugsails. Schooner rig seems the way to go on a proa. Each of my sails is laser-sized about 75sqft with deep reefs. Ill post some pics here hopefully summertime and well get him rigged up and launched.

    I think I read the duckworks page a year or two ago about your EC proa, but thanks for the link again . I will heed the advice ive gotten in several places about acid testing a boat before driving to Florida. That's sounds like TX200 next and likely EC 2023.
     

  7. Skip Johnson
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    Skip Johnson New Member

    With a little luck we might cross paths @ TX200, current proa's a bit small for the event but I've done crazier things before.
     
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