Monday, 2 September 2013

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Fantastic day, TP03 transported up to the club and assembled for the first time. Went realy well only two issues. Had to move one fitting on the mast and the seating platform is very slippy, should get him on the water in a couple of weeks.
See for all the details.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

All ready 6 days to go
Less than one week to go for the transport to SDSC of TP03 - the shoulder is getting a lot better and hoping to transport TP03 - next week end, 25th May. There is a large pile of stuff in the garage which in my mind is a very beautiful boat, I may be unique in this opinion. 

I have now built a simple model  of my lug rig with adjustable CE, I am very impressed with this rig I think it may well have some real potential. It offers a very clean sail, low CE and steering. Only suitable for small proas like my minimal proa though. 
For discussion see

for some video see

Saturday, 18 May 2013

The minimal proa continues to be my favourite new design, just the bare bones of a proa offering quick simple sailing hopefully along the lines of an international canoe but much easier to sail.
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While working on the minimal proa proa I briefly got diverted to the idea of a inflatable version but after working out the details it just became complex without any great advantage.
For discussion see