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by RobinBennett
27 May 2018, 21:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2AK 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: R2AK 2018

Wow, that gougeon32 blog is amazing...
by RobinBennett
23 May 2018, 21:35
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 118
Views: 33100

Re: LOL sails again

I hate to say it, but a 2hp gas engine would solve a lot of problems, for relatively little cost and effort. > and when you don't have to move them on land. I think that's more to do with the length of the boat - any other configuration of the same length would be heavier. Have you considered making...
by RobinBennett
30 Apr 2018, 21:43
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 118
Views: 33100

Re: LOL sails again

Any idea what RPM it's running at, and the kV of the motor? It's usually worth trying a variety of props on an RC plane to see what works best. If you're happy with the power draw, I'd try a 13x5 and a 11x7 to see what it's like in a lower or higher 'gear'. Also, I imagine that these props are a lot...
by RobinBennett
24 Apr 2018, 21:11
Forum: Proa Tech
Topic: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?
Replies: 21
Views: 6377

Re: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?

OTOH, even moderately flared monohulls effectively become reverse-flared on the windward side when they're heeled. https://superyachtcontent-yrapun1n.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unicef-bow1-1280x500.jpg My recent thoughts on this subject are that flared bows give you a boat that acts l...
by RobinBennett
08 Jan 2018, 21:48
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: My Outrigger Canoe (time for a name?)
Replies: 30
Views: 9430

Re: My Outrigger Canoe (time for a name?)

I'm glad someone is sailing - I went to visit my boat and found six inches of freezing water in all three sections of the hull, despite the cover (which was still in place). I guess that either rain goes through polytarp, or condenses on the underside, despite generous ventilation gaps. It's upside ...
by RobinBennett
05 Dec 2017, 10:36
Forum: Designing
Topic: 'Atlantic Six'
Replies: 25
Views: 6862

Re: 'Atlantic Six'

How about an A-frame, made from couple of spinnaker poles, clipped together at the top and to the edge of your rack? Use that to hoist a large bag of seawater, and then pull it towards the ama. It's a lot more complex than a righting pole, but should work for any size boat. Or, could you reduce the ...
by RobinBennett
04 Dec 2017, 12:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 34' performance proa for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 4078

Re: New 34' performance proa for sale

There's a brief appearance of this boat in LuckyFish's latest video (15:18):

by RobinBennett
21 Nov 2017, 22:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new almost 60' proa build in Martinique
Replies: 14
Views: 4985

Re: new almost 60' proa build in Martinique

An update on this boat was posted to Reddit today: https://www.reddit.com/r/boatbuilding/comments/7egm08/small_update_on_the_50_proa_album_in_the_comments/ Here it is with the 62 square meter sail (All the previous tests were done with Equilibre's 40qm sail) https://i.imgur.com/8ruflpM.jpg He's exte...
by RobinBennett
30 Oct 2017, 22:45
Forum: Designing
Topic: 'Atlantic Six'
Replies: 25
Views: 6862

Re: 'Atlantic Six'

> I don't understand how the atlantic proa presents cost savings, surely the volume difference is minimal? I would have thought so. Once you scale up the ama to the same length as the vaka, you would be better to build an asymmetric catamaran like Arpex and avoid all the hassle of proa rudders and s...
by RobinBennett
16 Oct 2017, 09:16
Forum: Designing
Topic: 'Atlantic Six'
Replies: 25
Views: 6862

Re: 'Atlantic Six'

I think the mast head float is a great idea. The safety ama should be able to right the boat if it only capsizes onto its side. The key to keeping it safe is probably not having too much windage between the beams, so a sudden gust that tips you over looses it's power once the sail is in the water an...