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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. http://www.yachtcontroller.com/dual-band http://www.tradeonlytoday.com/features/tech/joystick-systems/joystick-simplicity-for-regular-boats/
  2. Bully Bob, we weren't talking about Kim's boat so vent your irrepressible animosity elsewhere.
  3. Adding an ama (outrigger) would help. At 1:20 in this video:
  4. "write off", not "right off".
  5. I never cease to wonder at those who so gleefully display their ignorance. You were wrong regarding "anyone else". Sailing conservatively, Brown and Callahan made it from Half Moon Bay (just south of San Francisco) to the Marquesas - a great circle distance of 3000 nautical miles - in 19 days. From Steve Callahan's Cruising World article Starship to Oceania: Not that I think it's the best choice for Cape Horn... And all proas are not alike by any means. I've seen more than a few that I would never sail offshore, anywhere.
  6. Trailer stabilizer jacks? https://www.amazon.com/Eaz-Lift-48830-Leveling-Scissor-Jack/dp/B00IKKS4W8/r http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/aluminum-stack-jacks-set-of-4/4205
  7. Your choices so far - Dick Newick and Jim Brown - have been excellent. Trust your instinct. Which boat sails better? Which one is cheaper to operate? The Leopard 38 is extremely heavy (Displacement (light ship) 19,790 lb. (8,955 kg.)). Cheers
  8. It was shipped back, not sailed.
  9. Seventeen years ago, Russell Brown and Steven Callahan sailed JZERRO (the same proa Ryan will use in his NY-->SF effort) from San Francisco to the Marquesas and on to New Zealand and Australia. Made the cover of Cruising World. (link to full size image) Just that once crossing the equator, as far as I know.
  10. In that era, more like a 20 MB drive, not a 20 GB drive? 1000 times smaller!
  11. Thanks for the photo, that looks pretty good to me. I was fully aware of what the 2D lines would look like in 3D ('A "V" look in 3D?') - that skill is not as rare as some would have us believe. Which one looks better, vertical or angled? On this boat above? On FL? I can see it looking good either way so would want to see both rendered and optimized in 3D. P.S. I think there is a lot to be said for doing without these end "pulpits" entirely and terminating the lifelines at a deck level end point. Less visual and aero clutter, no chance of the pulpit being smashed by waves over the bow.
  12. A little more effort to match angles of lifelines and head/back stays. In the process of switching from Photoshop to GIMP so this is good practice. P.S. Compared to original... loss of a few inches to grab at each end. A "V" look in 3D?
  13. That Maine Cat 38 looks like a fun boat. Crude Photoshop below. Just a copy/mirror of one of the pulpits used at both ends. Obviously more to it than that in matching headtstay/backstay angles.
  14. Your reasoning for separating lift and leeway in two foils, positioned differently, makes sense to me. Keeping interior unblocked is good. I like it. Have you considered applying this to a ~60+' proa? If adjustable in pitch, both "forward" foils could potentially be used at the same time to lift (or even fly?) the entire leeward hull.
  15. If it doesn't shunt, it's not a proa. Nothing against tacking outriggers, let's just have a word that means "boat that shunts"? Proa applies to Pacific and Atlantic styles, even if they are "tacking proas", meaning a shunting proa that can also tack and take the wind from both sides. Hawaiian style tacking outrigger appears in the first 14 seconds of this video, anchored, not sailing. Great boat, not a proa. The rest is surfing and scenery in beautiful Hanalei Bay, Kauai; ignore paradise if you can: