Proa Junk Rig Conversion......

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  • 20 Aug 2019 21:05
    Reply # 7838380 on 7833205

    Sorry guys, had notifications turned off..... so late replies


  • 20 Aug 2019 21:01
    Reply # 7838377 on 7837379
    Anonymous wrote:

    Good work.  

    If and hopefully when you do go bigger, I suspect the swinging mast will not be a viable option.  I would (hopefully will) use a fixed mast and rudder boards as on Russ Browns proas.  Ping Pong is also a good example of a junk rigged proa that seems to work very well, though not sure about his rudder foils.

    Very big pacific proas had canting masts, I honestly feel that up to a 30 foot boat I could still handle such a rig manually. YES lifting rudders are the way to go on bigger boats, Correct. Ping Pong I don't like as it's CE is always way aft since the sail hangs off a fixed mast, Pacific Proas  that fail to get the Ce way forward after shunting, just head up and get caught in irons. My previous proas had fixed masts it just doesn't work...
  • 20 Aug 2019 11:29
    Reply # 7837379 on 7833205

    Good work.  

    If and hopefully when you do go bigger, I suspect the swinging mast will not be a viable option.  I would (hopefully will) use a fixed mast and rudder boards as on Russ Browns proas.  Ping Pong is also a good example of a junk rigged proa that seems to work very well, though not sure about his rudder foils.

  • 19 Aug 2019 15:25
    Reply # 7835756 on 7833205

    Wow, with many creative solutions.

  • 19 Aug 2019 03:26
    Reply # 7835186 on 7833205

    Your rig concept is truly unique.  Blondie Hasler would be proud of you for thinking outside the box.  It would be interesting to see this rig on a 10-11m proa.  You'd need some sort of mechanical assistance to rotate the mast, but it looks like a practical solution to shunting a junk rig.  Well done!

  • 18 Aug 2019 02:07
    Reply # 7834009 on 7833205

    Hi Rael,

    I enjoyed watching the video. Good to see your proa out and sailing!

    Scott. 

    Last modified: 18 Aug 2019 02:08 | Anonymous member
  • 17 Aug 2019 07:06
    Message # 7833205

    Pacific Proa Make O'Break Junk rigged and sailing above the best of my expectations!!!

    The Video below shows a shunting junk rig that works flawlessly.......

    I love the Junk Rig!!!

    https://youtu.be/Gao_VIss-nY



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