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    24m/80' cargo proa arrives in Fiji

    No. The cargo sits on the deck of the lee hull between the masts. It will be carried in boxes, smaller versions of steel shipping containers: easier loading and unloading, less damage, easier invoicing. The boxes will be deck width (800mm/32") and of various heights and lengths to facilitate...
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    24m/80' cargo proa arrives in Fiji

    Thanks Dan. It's had 'real legs' for a while, just not recognised (and barely discussed) on Multihull Anarchy ;-) Updates happen when I get time and are posted here and here . The latter is where most of the discussion happens. Other forums etc get it when I have time and...
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    24m/80' cargo proa arrives in Fiji

    The cargo proa is in the water, thanks to a bunch of CATD students who did the heavy lifting and put it on some tyres on the ramp at low tide. The slope of the rampwas a bit more than the buoyancy at the end of the hull and the deck vents were going to go under. 20 students picked it up and put...
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    What's next in the Cruising queue...;)

    ;-) Nor do I, was just using it to show that the long standing group of Harry haters on this site are out of touch with what is happening with the boats. I waited until the thread seemed dead before I posted it. If you were in the market for a good performing boat that was easier to sail...
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    What's next in the Cruising queue...;)

    I think Mark was referring to the C50 and C60, none of which have been launched yet. Maybe not enough proof for you, but enough for my clients. Business has been good enough for me to take 3 years off to build a 24m/80' cargo proa which we are currently assembling in Fiji. And enough for...
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    Situation suitable shipping for remote island communities

    The cargo proa is in the water, thanks to a bunch of CATD students who did the heavy lifting and put it on some tyres on the ramp at low tide. The slope of the rampwas a bit more than the buoyancy at the end of the hull and the deck vents were going to go under. 20 students picked it up and...
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    What's next in the Cruising queue...;)

    Which scantlings are you referring to?
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    24m/80' cargo proa arrives in Fiji

    Agree about the Slow hardener. It is available, at a huge cost. Shipping epoxy is expensive due to dangerous goods. There is a bunch of stuff about to happen, so I will import a drum ($US8/kg) and solve the problem. The boat will have quality nav gear. "They" will be trained to use it and...
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    Situation suitable shipping for remote island communities

    I used to think "island time" was similar to manana in Spain. ie It'll happen sometime, maybe, perhaps. Not any more. I'm now a firm believer in "If you want a job done quickly and well, give it to a Fijian". Early June, the Prime Minister couldn't attend a function here, but was keen to know...
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    R2AK 2022

    Shallow draft, heavily raked (maybe false) bows, easy kick up and push down boards and rudders.
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    24m/80' cargo proa arrives in Fiji

    Thanks TimBee Finally got 5 kgs of epoxy. The hardener was faster than the stuff we used in the Marshalls and just as much a challenge, especially working inside the 800mm/32" x 800mm/32" hull. I managed to get the first bottom joined and the mast step stringers in using 200g /7 oz mixes, but...
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    Situation suitable shipping for remote island communities

    Finally got 5 kgs of epoxy. The hardener was faster than the stuff we used in the Marshalls and just as much a challenge, especially working inside the 800mm/32" x 800mm/32" hull. I managed to get the first bottom joined and the mast step stringers in using 200g /7 oz mixes, but it was a near...
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    Kleen Breeze

    For sale in Lanzarote, needs a new mast, some work on one rudder and some cosmetic patching from the collision.  
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    24m/80' cargo proa arrives in Fiji

      New thread for a new chapter on the build of the prototype 24m/80' cargo proa.     I arrived in Fiji 2 weeks ago and  moved into a bure and office at the College of Appropriate Tech and Development (CATD) at Bau Landing, about 25 kms NE of Suva.  The staff and students are lovely and very...
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    Situation suitable shipping for remote island communities

    I arrived in Fiji 2 weeks ago and  moved into a bure and office at the College of Appropriate Tech and Development (CATD) at Bau Landing, about 25 kms NE of Suva..  The staff and students are lovely and very keen to help.  They offered me use of their carpentry, plumbing and metal workshops and...
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