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by cpcanoesailor
08 Jul 2018, 14:24
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 118
Views: 28629

Re: LOL sails again

I had to try posting one more time. No wind yesterday, but I motored for over 2 hours yesterday evening to get fish and chips at Port Moody. No problems, even though I pushed it fairly hard and some wires were quite warm. The pack still seems fairly balanced. And some more 'cool boat' comments. My w...
by cpcanoesailor
30 Jun 2018, 16:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closing the Proaforum
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: Closing the Proaforum

Thankyou for providing this forum. The discussions have been interesting, helpful and pleasantly enthusiastic. I wish everyone the best with their proa research, projects and sailing, and hopefully we can continue to collaborate. I've downloaded LOL's pages for reference. Fair winds, Curtis
by cpcanoesailor
24 Jun 2018, 02:51
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 118
Views: 28629

Re: LOL sails again

I took LOL on a club outing today. The wind was gusty in the morning and light in the afternoon, and fickle. I got to sail downwind both ways, at least part way. LOL likes going downwind, even against current. I motored the rest of the time. It ran flawlessly after an initial tap to get it going. Ma...
by cpcanoesailor
15 Jun 2018, 14:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R2AK 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: R2AK 2018

It seems like the proa couldn't get it rig sorted and got pushed by the current over to Oak Bay. At least he can check into Customs there. Let's see if he tries to finish the first leg today.

Three other boats had plans to cross today from the south shore. Two are underway now.
by cpcanoesailor
04 Jun 2018, 14:09
Forum: Building
Topic: What to use for a "mast"
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Re: What to use for a "mast"

Have you figured out your mast situation? Sorry, I didn't see this post until today. Which mast, and how you use it depends on the sail you want to use. Crabclaw, or western rig?
by cpcanoesailor
01 Jun 2018, 14:05
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: Speedrecord
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Speedrecord

Looks great! What was the wind speed? Oh, Force 4.
Please remind us about your proa - dimensions, sail area, etc.
by cpcanoesailor
30 May 2018, 13:48
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 118
Views: 28629

Re: LOL sails again

Fixing the electric motor took 15 minutes - just replaced a bad crimp connector that overheated. Fixing the ama's launch cart took an hour. I went for a day sail on Monday. A nice, easy down wind sail with reefs in. Anchored off the beach at Deep Cove and bought lunch. Several people were intrigued ...
by cpcanoesailor
25 May 2018, 13:22
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 118
Views: 28629

Re: LOL sails again

I think if I could find a used Lehr 2hp propane engine, I would seriously consider it. They avoid most of the problems inherent with small gas outboards - carburetors, ethanol corrosion, gas destabilization. But they aren't that common. I'm wary of folding akas, since my first attempt at them failed...
by cpcanoesailor
23 May 2018, 15:20
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 118
Views: 28629

Re: LOL sails again

Do you have an idea of what the next iteration of LOL would look like? Probably like a catamaran or trimaran, because I don't want to build another boat for at least a few years, if ever. Yes, my requirements are conflicted, and they probably mirror my conflicted state of mind. ;) I've had to aband...
by cpcanoesailor
22 May 2018, 14:54
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 118
Views: 28629

Re: LOL sails again

The wind came back, and I had quite a nice sail over to Jericho Sailing Center (dinghy mecca in Vancouver), where I anchored off the beach, called my wife and tried to come up with a plan. Hauling out, breaking down the boat and transporting across the city would take taken a whole day and a lot of ...