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The FUTURE is in the PAST! Can U NAVIGATE???
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NAVIGATING on PAPER people, it's a GREAT PLEASURE!!!An introduction to NAVIGATION Balkan Style...Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyards…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by rael dobkins 51 minutes ago.

Proa Philosophy....

A Shunters Autobiography. A Balkan Shipyards History, Off Road Philosophy...Believing is everything 4 d FORCE is STRONG! REVIVAL of the SHUNTER, a Wake-UP CALL to HUMANITY. The FUTURE is in the PAST,…Continue

Started Jan 7

Black Sea Cruising, Beach HUNTING, 2nd episode.

PROA Black Sea SAILING, 2nd Episode. Off Road SHUNTING and ROUGH sailing, FREESTYLE Cruising and FUN for nothing. Shunters are amazing, and the future......Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyards…Continue

Started Nov 24, 2021

The STORY of a SHIPYARD, Balkan Style...
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WHY we LOVE 2 SAIL......The VIDEO below says it all.KEEP SHUNTING, Balkan Shipyards. The FORCE is STRONG......…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by rael dobkins Nov 5, 2021.

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rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion The FUTURE is in the PAST! Can U NAVIGATE???
"  Interesting mail Ian, a good read that goes a step deeper... Was my pleasure. Some friends say I'm a rebel, I always considered myself to be the black sheep, I watch the herd from the outside and wonder is all this truly…"
51 minutes ago
Ian R replied to rael dobkins's discussion The FUTURE is in the PAST! Can U NAVIGATE???
"It may be a surprise to some that a "luddite" is not, historically, a person who wants to break machines but a person who objected to the use of apprentices  (ie children) for skilled work, displacing at a lower rate, those skilled…"
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The FUTURE is in the PAST! Can U NAVIGATE???

NAVIGATING on PAPER people, it's a GREAT PLEASURE!!!An introduction to NAVIGATION Balkan Style...Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyardshttps://youtu.be/4nUn40YImToSee More
Jan 20
rael dobkins posted a discussion

Proa Philosophy....

A Shunters Autobiography. A Balkan Shipyards History, Off Road Philosophy...Believing is everything 4 d FORCE is STRONG! REVIVAL of the SHUNTER, a Wake-UP CALL to HUMANITY. The FUTURE is in the PAST, Simplicity is NEXT.High TECH was GOOD, it just WENT to FAR... Balkan Shipyardshttp://https://youtu.be/ixIIOUNqF6sSee More
Jan 7
rael dobkins posted a discussion

Black Sea Cruising, Beach HUNTING, 2nd episode.

PROA Black Sea SAILING, 2nd Episode. Off Road SHUNTING and ROUGH sailing, FREESTYLE Cruising and FUN for nothing. Shunters are amazing, and the future......Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyardshttps://youtu.be/J7s0jVvnsSUSee More
Nov 24, 2021
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion The STORY of a SHIPYARD, Balkan Style...
Nov 5, 2021
chris.t.schupp replied to rael dobkins's discussion The STORY of a SHIPYARD, Balkan Style...
"What a great video. Love the steering- sculling oar."
Nov 5, 2021
rael dobkins posted a discussion

The STORY of a SHIPYARD, Balkan Style...

WHY we LOVE 2 SAIL......The VIDEO below says it all.KEEP SHUNTING, Balkan Shipyards. The FORCE is STRONG......https://youtu.be/Ijc84lhhy4YSee More
Nov 3, 2021
Ian R replied to rael dobkins's discussion Black Sea Proa Cruising, Big Sea, Small Boat, Beech camping and enjoying time away from our planet.
"I'll be back in France soon, and will disappear from these places...and give people a rest from my views. No computer, off -grid, just me and my dog,  red squirrels and roe deer. Boat floating on her moorings I hope.. If we look at where…"
Oct 15, 2021
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion Black Sea Proa Cruising, Big Sea, Small Boat, Beech camping and enjoying time away from our planet.
"Your Australian client just couldn't see the forest since there were too many trees in the way.... Yet you describe Zen very well Ian, a state of not thinking yet flowing in harmony....  I find that many "mistakes" I made…"
Oct 14, 2021
Ian R replied to rael dobkins's discussion Preparing for sea, Proa physics and a new rudder. Balkan Shipyards
"I forgot what you said at last: "we have the power to choose between right and wrong" Here in Britain they have made an environment of no morals, no ideals: this is to make a playground for themselves. Britain is not what it was, post-war.…"
Oct 13, 2021
Ian R replied to rael dobkins's discussion Preparing for sea, Proa physics and a new rudder. Balkan Shipyards
"Hello  Rael thank you for your reply.  I think we understand each other and hope to meet you. I am half -Polish and trying to get back my EU citizenship but it has taken a long time and a lot of money and I am still waiting. In Britain-…"
Oct 13, 2021
Ian R replied to rael dobkins's discussion Black Sea Proa Cruising, Big Sea, Small Boat, Beech camping and enjoying time away from our planet.
"I was just laminating up my local river chart in some persplex recuperated (as the French say) from secondary glazing my last house.... My chart table is portable with a waterproof perspex lid so I can use it in the cockpit... Anyway, back to the…"
Oct 13, 2021
rael dobkins replied to rael dobkins's discussion Black Sea Proa Cruising, Big Sea, Small Boat, Beech camping and enjoying time away from our planet.
"Wharram taught me to think out of the box. That's why I'm here, this is where it all started...... Thanx 4 D good ENERGY Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyards"
Oct 11, 2021
Ian R replied to rael dobkins's discussion Black Sea Proa Cruising, Big Sea, Small Boat, Beech camping and enjoying time away from our planet.
"Fantastic video, you reallly are an  inheritor of Wharram,"
Oct 11, 2021
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Black Sea Proa Cruising, Big Sea, Small Boat, Beech camping and enjoying time away from our planet.

Micro Proa, Shunting and traditional NAVIGATIONBalkan Style.... VIDEO belowKeep Shunting, Balkan Shipyardshttps://youtu.be/Yipc3XLC_0USee More
Oct 11, 2021

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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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