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by tdem
11 Jun 2018, 09:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: /r/ProaSailing
Replies: 0
Views: 785

/r/ProaSailing

Just wanted to share that I've made a subreddit for proa content at https://www.reddit.com/r/ProaSailing/

It's a great way for a community to share ideas and links. Not a complete replacement for a forum for sure, but there are other benefits. Lets see if this thing takes off!
by tdem
09 Jun 2018, 00:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closing the Proaforum
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Re: Closing the Proaforum

Sad news, just wanted to say thanks for providing the platform. There have been some very interesting threads here. There have been a number of platforms that came and went over the years. I can't even remember the predecessor to this forum if there was one, I think there was? Oh yes, proafile.com. ...
by tdem
23 May 2018, 10:49
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 118
Views: 31609

Re: LOL sails again

What an adventure! Hard luck with the lost equipment and monies, but at least you're safe and sound. Do you have an idea of what the next iteration of LOL would look like? It seems from your last few sentences you really want something light and simple. But your outings all seem to favour a boat tha...
by tdem
29 Apr 2018, 05:40
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 28
Views: 6322

Re: Sidecar

I look forward to hearing more. Interesting that I've come to the opposite conclusion with my pottering about; I think my deep forefoot (forefeet?) is making rudderless control a lot more difficult.
by tdem
10 Jan 2018, 08:45
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 28
Views: 6322

Re: Sidecar

Hopefully 2018 will treat you better.

I visited Tasmania on a work trip just before Christmas, up around Devonport. Beautiful coastline, but pretty rough!
by tdem
09 Jan 2018, 06:32
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: My Outrigger Canoe (time for a name?)
Replies: 30
Views: 9002

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

I do have a mast step further forward, you can just see it in the second picture. This was really a precursor to a shunting setup, once the rudder lifting was worked out. The lack of tacking therefore isn't really a problem. I was hoping the rudder would take most of the side force, but this didn't ...
by tdem
08 Jan 2018, 09:28
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: My Outrigger Canoe (time for a name?)
Replies: 30
Views: 9002

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

Finally back on the water. I didn't end up doing another coat of paint, but I did replace all the ropes with nice stuff and took off a few of the no longer needed bits that have accumulated over the years. On New Years day I re-launched the boat. Not much wind so we (me and 1 crew) went for a nice p...
by tdem
06 Dec 2017, 07:26
Forum: Designing
Topic: 'Atlantic Six'
Replies: 25
Views: 6418

Re: 'Atlantic Six'

I agree a canting mast seems like the only elegant solution.

One question I have is - how likely is the boat to end up fully inverted, with the mast still intact?
by tdem
20 Nov 2017, 08:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Concepts
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: Latest Concepts

The picture of the capsized boat appears to have a Vestas logo on it, sneaky! Some of the claims about the foil configuration seem a bit optimistic. If the back foils ventilate surely the boat will launch itself out of the water? That wouldn't be pretty either. Seems like it would be a relatively co...
by tdem
15 Nov 2017, 10:05
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: My Outrigger Canoe (time for a name?)
Replies: 30
Views: 9002

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

The alloy rig won't be as nice as the carbon fibre rig on my "good" boat, but I have a few different sails to try out. I've also got a couple of different jibs lying around but hopefully won't need them. The rudders have a fold up blade so hopefully that will take care of the kicking up part, althou...