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SIDECAR:

Own design. Home built. 

LOA 9.50 metres, BOA: 5.61 metres. Ama LOA: 6.25 metres

Weight (loaded) excluding crew and consumables): ~970 kg

Mainsail: 29m2, Jib: 11m2, LW screecher/genoa: 28m2.

Indicative OMR rating (no crew weight): 0.932

Hulls and wing 190 x 12 mm edge glued carvel planked Paulownia on CNC cut 14mm thick Paulownia panel bulkheads and MDF temporary frames. Sheathed in 450g/m2 epoxy glass. Double planked and double sheathed bottom. 

”Bi plane” rig for reduced mast height, weight and cost. Maximised luff length with zero mast/sail luff interference. Avoidance of duplicated and/or end to end transfer of foresails. Faster shunting. All Carbon spars. Basically a boomed jib Bermudan rig turned through 90 degrees.

Designed for solo/double handed sailing. Full headroom (for me) in central cabin. Sleeps 3 comfortably. 5 at a pinch. Fitted with sink and cooker. Porta-potti heads and a camping  fridge carried under foreberth infills.

Anchors, fenders and warps locker, 60 litres drinking water tanks and 150 kg water ballast tanks outboard of cockpit in inverted wing aka.

Auxiliary: 160 lb thrust Pelican trolling motor powered by 2x 60 amp 48 volt lithium batteries (30 kg) housed in ama. Recharge is with 2 Solbian 145 watt panels on cabin roof. Motor is centrally located and can drive in either direction.

Polars below produced by Rick Willoughby using Michlet and bolt ons.

Early days yet, much still to understand and refine. Current Top Speeds (White sails only):

Upwind: 11.7 knots. Reaching: 15.9 knots. DDW: 13.7 knots. All in winds less than 15 knots gusting 20 max. I have yet to wear oilskins on the boat....

Short video clips: https://m.facebook.com/pg/proasailing/videos/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0

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