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There's no mistake that cant get fixed with epoxy.......

  Hi allbuilt it for a few daystore it to pieces....then did it again........    Why Not's? lee pod..... https://youtu.be/dFRCXG03AY0all d bestrael.Continue

Started Mar 9

Proa WHY NOT? total build episode 2

  His face lift goes on...from day sailor to micro cruiser..... total build, on a shoe string.2nd episode, from Balkan Shipyards.…Continue

Started Feb 23

from Day sailor to baby micro cruiser....

  Hi all Proa Why Not? is so sweet that I'm gonna convert him into a micro cruising, camping, shoestring, poor man wanna go sailing..... sailor.  here is the first episode of his total face lift....…Continue

Started Feb 12

The inspiration I got from Wharrams lead to this.....
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  I just love multi hulls.  For me Wharrams are the most logical, they just focus more on what's important then only performance. That's the inspiration I got here and that's what made me do…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by rael dobkins Feb 15.

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There's no mistake that cant get fixed with epoxy.......

  Hi allbuilt it for a few daystore it to pieces....then did it again........    Why Not's? lee pod..... https://youtu.be/dFRCXG03AY0all d bestrael.See More
Mar 9
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Proa WHY NOT? total build episode 2

  His face lift goes on...from day sailor to micro cruiser..... total build, on a shoe string.2nd episode, from Balkan Shipyards.https://youtu.be/iHOS6TjNtwkall d best.rael See More
Feb 23
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion The inspiration I got from Wharrams lead to this.....
"  I looked at your Photos, nice trip with your Tiki 21. looking at the root you sailed, I too enjoyed the memories of sailing to Tsarevo. from Korfu Greece, we took the exact same root.... How I miss those days......   Then at the end of…"
Feb 15
Pius Bielowski replied to rael dobkins's discussion The inspiration I got from Wharrams lead to this.....
"Wow! Quite a bit of thinking and smart solutions went into this boat. I will have to watch that video at least five times more to get all the details.  Nice to be reminded of our time in Tsarevo as well. Keep it up!"
Feb 13
rael dobkins posted a discussion

from Day sailor to baby micro cruiser....

  Hi all Proa Why Not? is so sweet that I'm gonna convert him into a micro cruising, camping, shoestring, poor man wanna go sailing..... sailor.  here is the first episode of his total face lift.... his ama.All d best,  Balkan Shipyards.https://youtu.be/8BdhepXFDTQ See More
Feb 12
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion The inspiration I got from Wharrams lead to this.....
Feb 6
Jeremy Walker replied to rael dobkins's discussion The inspiration I got from Wharrams lead to this.....
"Keep on at it Rael…… there is more to learn on this shunter canoe line of development, and which might eventually lead you closer to a plywood V or classic Wharram section double canoe, in the same way that it has done for me. Yep, it…"
Feb 5
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion The inspiration I got from Wharrams lead to this.....
Jan 24
paul anderson replied to rael dobkins's discussion The inspiration I got from Wharrams lead to this.....
"Good work mate."
Jan 22
rael dobkins posted a discussion

The inspiration I got from Wharrams lead to this.....

  I just love multi hulls.  For me Wharrams are the most logical, they just focus more on what's important then only performance. That's the inspiration I got here and that's what made me do this.....  Crystal Clear is still on her journey to perfection, but she got this far thanks to many people that share what they know, do, think, and believe...The next video is our input... enjoy.https://youtu.be/V1uuu9cqRe4all d best. BSY See More
Jan 22
rael dobkins posted a discussion

Pacific Proa WHY NOT? shunting and rudderless steering...

  Here he is, sailing flawlessly, WHY NOT?it's all about balance......  All d best, Balkan Shipyards.https://youtu.be/AkwW9C7oS6wSee More
Sep 3, 2016
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion Pacific Proa Crystal Clear SAILING!!!!
Aug 16, 2016
rael dobkins posted a discussion

proa "CC" rig conclusions.

  Hi all, well It's final....Crystal Clear is leaving her element soon and is coming back to the Balkans....She is a very sweet boat, that will sail pretty fast in short steep waves, her hulls are amazing, they work together compensating each other....  Winter we will re rig her. her crab claw schooner, is very complicated, shunting is a drama that takes the fun away from sailing. get it wrong and you're back winded, add a few rocks downwind and it becomes very exciting.......  Our small proa…See More
Aug 2, 2016
rael dobkins posted a discussion

Pacific Proa "CC"sailing trials....

   Hi all here she is, sailing in her element.....different sail configurations achieve different goals....her rig is very versatile and we are still learning how it works.......    all d bests, from Balkan Shipyards.https://youtu.be/VZwF4RS4fiUhttps://youtu.be/VUkBxCLWlf8See More
Jul 24, 2016
Pius Bielowski replied to rael dobkins's discussion Pacific Proa Crystal Clear SAILING!!!!
"Congratulations! I saw that there is a passion for sailing in bulgaria on our trip but you are extraordinary. Hats off from the "Saus und Braus"-crew! "
Jul 23, 2016
Jeremy Walker replied to rael dobkins's discussion Pacific Proa Crystal Clear SAILING!!!!
"Good one Rael, with that rig you should be get going well in half a gale. Any plans to head out into the Med?"
Jul 16, 2016

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I am:
Other Multihull
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
pacific proa, ocean cruiser
Country, City, and State?
bulgaria tryavna
About me or us?
sailed monohulls, always wanted a multi, could never afford one.... so building my dream proa.
Looking to?
revive the pacific proa!
Website:
http://balkanshipyards.com

Rael dobkins's Blog

A pacific proa, with a wharram soul....

 

     Hi, first time here.

So, just wondering what is blogging????

Anyway Crystal Clear is the boat, she's cool and is Bulgarian, as all her spruce and ply are 100% from here.

On Youtube she got a bunch o'films..... Been recording for over 2 years.

  Live in Bulgaria with my wife Jenia, She's the best sailor I know (for me)...

Your success is as Great as your dreams..... That's what i learned here, with the Wharram gang.

  Anyway…

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Posted on January 6, 2016 at 3:23pm

Balkan Shipyards in the UK looking to help you build...

  Hi all, anyway we are spending the winter in the UK

left Bulgaria and our almost finished pacific proa Crystal Clear.....

if you need a hand with your build anywhere in the UK we will be happy to come and give you a push.

below is my last clip, check her out she's a sweet boat.... got a car full of tools too....

  We both got what it takes, and we love Wharrams!!!

hope to hear from someone in need, as we are too.....

  all the best from Balkan…

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Posted on November 12, 2015 at 3:00pm

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