doughaines

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  1. doughaines

    Kleen Breeze

    Except to say that the other forums that involve proas seem pretty dead nowadays. Especially the yahoo group.
  2. doughaines

    Kleen Breeze

    OK, no more said.
  3. doughaines

    Kleen Breeze

    Thanks for link. Is that pacific or atlantic? Explain the rig(s)?
  4. doughaines

    Kleen Breeze

    OK, so I think that is a good race result to beat the 31 TRIMARAN. Good scalp to have (on the belt, bag). But it could have been a different story downwind. Note I am not suggesting a Harry would not have that similar disadvantage to the Tri. Just being objective in my speculation. On the length point: one of the big advantages of proas is that they can have a very long thin lw hull. So go faster. I know at least that much.
  5. doughaines

    Kleen Breeze

    So, what was the crew compliment, 3? How was the competition, how many multihulls? If it was downwind instead of mostly upwind would the catamaran that came second have gotten an advantage from a big spinnaker? Thanks
  6. doughaines

    Kleen Breeze

    I think all these topics are interrelated. Doesn't seem any reason to separate them.
  7. doughaines

    Kleen Breeze

    Well, it is a pretty good name for a proa. My boat was sold and moved to Thailand and given a Thai name. Wonder how you came to build that style proa. What sort of studying of info did you do. Is that a Jzerro or a self-design. WHat is the major issue at the moment, where is it in relation to being optimised? Doug Perth
  8. doughaines

    Kleen Breeze

    Yeah, the proa is good because you can make a very thin, very long lw hull. So you should go very fast. That's all I know.
  9. doughaines

    Kleen Breeze

    Agreed, most Harryproa fans are probably also interested in Jzerro racing.....and winning. So I thought posting here is fair enough. Can't help it though, just have to say, I think a Harryproa might have done as well or maybe even better. And yes I agree with what you are about to say next: Why isn't there a Harryproa also racing or doing something more publicly visible? I don't know. Got me there. Assuming they work well, easy to build etc, can someone explain the slow way it is catching on? I sailed one myself: confusingly called SideCar which is now used by another proa person who posts here. I would have been interested in making a better bigger one and doing more cruising and even joining a race fleet like Bto G. But I haven't had the time and energy myself. So I find it a bit strange there hasn't been at least a couple of the more adventurous types wanting to make a bit of a name for themselves in the sailing world. Maybe it just needs one well made racer/cruiser and some good quality videos that become popular on youtube and things would take off. Just waiting for that first one. Doug Perth
  10. doughaines

    Kleen Breeze

    Don't think anyone minds thread drift. Especially as still about proas. You (Jzerro camp) seem be more active than any of the Harryproas, so fair game that you should be allowed to hijack a Harryproa thread. Good race result too. I don't mind seeing Jzerro be up in the lead. This presents a challenging target for someone with a Harryproa to come aim at. Doug Also, saw a report of a hurricane forming about there in the next week or so.
  11. doughaines

    Kleen Breeze

    HI, Sorry to hear about Robin. Respect someone who puts so much effort into a project. Would be a shame not to see someone carry it on. However the sheer size is daunting. Don't attempt on a shoestring budget. On the lack of videos: I sailed Elementarry (SideCar) for many years, but almost always solo, so no chance of showing it from a distance. Easiest boat ever sailed, especially raising/lowering sails and reefing. Shunting was very easy and fairly quick. Doug
  12. doughaines

    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    They were reported as being somewhere around Tahiti. They probably got there OK with no problems, but because of the dogs did not want to clear in. They sailed further through the South Pacific, again, avoiding the authorities because of potential quarantine issues. Got to the area off Japan and , whatever, cooked up a rescue story, or who knows. But had to keep to their story of coming straight from Hawaii to cover their tails. Ha, ha.
  13. doughaines

    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    There has been the CAT 5 supertyphoon or two recently in the area they were picked up at.