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Ultra lightweight deck+nonskid, DIY...

Hi all, finally decking and getting ready for sea trials.....Cant wait! So, the final assembly of his new lightweight deck......And NON SKI…

Started by rael dobkins

0 Sep 8

Simple hatches and strong akas....

  Hi all, final details before see trials.... Proa WHY NOT? https://youtu.be/3osZ2fm18U8 All d best Rael

Started by rael dobkins

0 Aug 28

Proa WHY NOT? sailing!!!

  Here he is guys. Finally showing off..... A good day flying away...... https://youtu.be/3osZ2fm18U8 All d best. BSY.

Started by rael dobkins

0 Aug 20

Tiki 38, Bruynzeel Hechthout, 9mm not a standard size

Hello everybody, This is my first post, I'm sure there will be many more from me. In the Tiki 38 material list is 9mm plywood, which is no…

Started by Building SV Satoshi

5 Aug 15
Reply by Building SV Satoshi

Proa WHY NOT? finally assembled!

   Hi all, well, getting close.... almost wet, time to rig. here he is: https://youtu.be/TzPBophSA1Y all d best. BSY.

Started by rael dobkins

0 Jul 31

Crossbeams assembly and hull line up.

Bonjour, Back and center crossbeams have to be in contact with the cabin bulkheads, or is it necessary or possible to leave a gap? Thanks a…

Started by Éric Bouvéron

5 Jul 14
Reply by Brad Ingram

Proa Why Not? Epoxy steel primer....???....

  Hi all, good stuff, cheap and strong, sands perfect also..... I believe it will last..... https://youtu.be/e2mALQjjHX0 all d best BSY.

Started by rael dobkins

0 Jul 10

Color Tiki 21 and repairs

Dear Tiki Friends, Last summer an inexperienced Hobie cat sailor crashed in to my Tiki 21. There is a small hole of about 30 cm2 6x6 cm. j…

Started by Johan van Zwienen

2 Jun 15
Reply by Ian Bamsey

Time to think about wings....

  Getting there, Vaka almost done..... Time to look into crab claw size and angle..... details, details..... all d best. https://youtu.be/

Started by rael dobkins

0 Jun 8

Total Proa Build episode 8

     Hi all, Vaka done, time to paint.... But we all know, how much fun it is to sand epoxy b4 paint..... cant wait!!!  except for that, am…

Started by rael dobkins

0 Jun 4


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