Tacking Proa (for lack of a better term)

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Owly, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. BobBill
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    BobBill Senior Member

    Russ, So true and I read a short note recently by one of Gougeon guys (in Epoxyworks publication re his cat) that a tri is not very stable when rig is cross-breeze or a beam to weather and waves. I figure "small" is 20 feet loa and maybe 8' beam, which is road limit here or 8'3" or 4". (When I crafted Gnarly road width limit was 8', so I used telescoping aka to widen to 10' beam at launching...two feet makes a dif and like the MO.

    @ Gary Dierking, if he sees this: what to glue foam besides epoxy?
    Most say Gorilla, and april looms here...warm to work to craft new foam 16' aka...
     
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    i thought I added, one of the Gougeon bros. took out a tri they had built and dumped it, his take was that one does not do well when sideways to seas...his own version of events...as I recall from mem...I cannot recall name of that craft...if I find the story, will post with dates etc.
     
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