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wave piercing proa 2 Replies

Thought it might interest you.  this is my latest freehand sketch of a shunting proa I want to build. Is a wave piercer canoe with a tent stretched over it. Is an outrigger 25' long, design to go…Continue

Started by Raf. Last reply by Galway Bay Jul 14, 2013.

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Comment by Jeremy Walker on March 9, 2013 at 1:36pm

I cannot spend the time it will take to reach an entirely satisfactory level of cosmetic appeal ......cutting corners has been the name of the game with this prototype outrigger canoe from yhe very beginning, which was many years ago,

I slapped a coat of PU porch paint over parts of the epoxy/glass pod skin yesterday and am waiting for this to dry before carrying out into the sunshine (rapid sun drying will cause 'skinning over' and solvent trapping).

Comment by Jeremy Walker on March 10, 2013 at 4:36am

have taken a few pics and tried to upload them, but the best I can manage is to insert one in place of the skull logo as an avatar

Comment by Galway Bay on March 10, 2013 at 5:57am

Great Avatar ! Keep it !

Comment by Galway Bay on March 10, 2013 at 6:05am

Hi - to post pictures etc here- top left of this comment box is LINKS- next icon is for IMAGE.Click this to open a new box click on BROWSE here and there are all your stored files pictures etc !! Select in the normal way and when you click OPEN it posts it here.

Comment by laurent on March 10, 2013 at 5:05pm

i wanted to know what is "shunting canoe" you are talking about , and  i got that with gougeulle : http://proafile.com/magazine/article/one-step-beyond very interesting web site  about proas. videos , lot of boats  "shunting canoé" and proa are the same ?

Comment by laurent on March 10, 2013 at 5:09pm

hey Jean Paul , may be , you dont need to built the second hull ?

Comment by Alex on March 10, 2013 at 5:35pm
Yes - a proa/prahu etc but that just means boat. What defines a proa is shunting and the front being the back and vice versa....
His boat looks cool as a cat! There are virtues and weaknesses to both (all) craft. The original word for catamaran comes from a monohull form of lashed together wood from the Sri Lanka area?
I like the use of canoe as it describes a double ended and narrow hull form.
Comment by Jeremy Walker on March 11, 2013 at 3:41am

Comment by Jeremy Walker on March 11, 2013 at 4:00am

OK, I have eventually gotten around to taking the advice about loading pics........they appaer a little distorted but are there/here now.

This craft is a canoe that needs an outrigger assemblage for stability. In fact it will have an ama on each side but is not the usual double outrigger (like a trimaran) because the rig is orientated to the side instead of towards one end; I will show how the rig is set up in a following pic, but this will have to wait a few days while a sore wrist hampers progress.

Sure, we could go down the 'proa' road and get caught up in the confusion surrounding this, because when i get the motor bracket back from galvanizing I will have a 'power proa' and can motor in only one direction. Then when the rig gets added, on the water - after motoring down the very narrow creek between the mangroves seen behind the slip, then the fun starts.

Comment by Galway Bay on March 11, 2013 at 4:19am

Woow . Woow. What can I say?? I am completely wwoowwed !!


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