Pedal power???

Sculling is repeated movement of the rudder to propel the boat.

Rocking is exactly what it sounds like, rock the boat and it moves forward.

Combining the two can be very effective.
Thanks for the explanation!

for a sailing dinghy that’s a very effective way of moving.

In the Netherlands, older heavier dinghy often also have the oppertunity of wrikken. That works even better.




 
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Airwick

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Hoping to test my "2.0" pedal system soon! It's a good way to keep warm!

I solved some torsional rigidity issues I was experiencing so now I just need to finish putting it back together and give it a spin!

Theory: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/872c1b5b7da2cbdb593bcea6/w/7c0fc4971a54fb992a319508/e/0cd89c9dea0709d8e293aa99?fbclid=IwAR3wdry-NqnZ0B-Pt6Wv93kxvdoZRN0zsva0jcAj0pOH4xRO1T-VGWxkI_g

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Practice:

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V1.0 in action:
https://fb.watch/b4ktwf5ztP/
 

 
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toddster

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Nice.  I keep thinking that there ought to be some way to couple my folding bike to the boats regular shaft to get in some cardio and also a bit of propulsion when needed.  In sort of the way that my road bike fits on the rollers.  

Does anybody have the link to that young fellow who writes open source autopilot code and has almost circumnavigated his boat with nothing but a driftwood scull for auxiliary propulsion?  (Apparently can’t transit Panama with a driftwood scull… Or Cape Horn either.)

 

tane

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I hate to be the one telling you, but you are overestimating your lung capacity a bit.

In fact, these two are equal, in simple terms:



Absolutely! an ambitious  hobby cyclist may have a continuous output of 200, 250 WATTS, a relly good one 300! Now 1Hp - ONE, a single ONE - is defined as 735,499 Watts, so if anybody has a continuous output of 1/2hp, he is pretty good! (& definitely not in a seating position like the guy here 

https://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads/monthly_2022_02/5AB81F36-4E8E-4425-B23B- 67687F23B9A2.MP4.fda03eb1f0f1b180e799ecb38dbc7dcb.MP4)

 

fastyacht

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Absolutely! an ambitious  hobby cyclist may have a continuous output of 200, 250 WATTS, a relly good one 300! Now 1Hp - ONE, a single ONE - is defined as 735,499 Watts, so if anybody has a continuous output of 1/2hp, he is pretty good! (& definitely not in a seating position like the guy here 

https://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads/monthly_2022_02/5AB81F36-4E8E-4425-B23B- 67687F23B9A2.MP4.fda03eb1f0f1b180e799ecb38dbc7dcb.MP4)
That is not the right number. 746 is correct. Unless uou mean metric hp which is weird.

 

JohnMB

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Absolutely! an ambitious  hobby cyclist may have a continuous output of 200, 250 WATTS, a relly good one 300! Now 1Hp - ONE, a single ONE - is defined as 735,499 Watts, so if anybody has a continuous output of 1/2hp, he is pretty good! (& definitely not in a seating position like the guy here 

https://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads/monthly_2022_02/5AB81F36-4E8E-4425-B23B- 67687F23B9A2.MP4.fda03eb1f0f1b180e799ecb38dbc7dcb.MP4)
ALWAYS Avoid using commas for decimals in international communications.   735,499W= 735kW in a large part of the world.

There is no real need for the numbers after the decimal point in this case (735Watts gets the point across just as well with less confusion.)

Even for people who know that the commas is a common decimal separator will have to think about this for a second.

 

fastyacht

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Even though I am a cranky American slugs-ft-sec^-2 guy, my HP 15c is ironically set to comma right now. Hahahaha.

 
Inboard...nah too heavy

outboard...nah fucking thing won’t ever start

electric...fuck me forgot to the charge the batts

pedal power...good enough for the America’s cup good enough for me We can go two up if needed.  


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This boat is gearing up for the R2AK so they are out testing and training for it. They sailed around Van Isle last year as practice for the offshore portions and look to be a team I would put money on winning it based on how much planning and effort they are putting in.

 

giegs

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Are these systems usually fixed gear or freewheel? I could see all the benefits of a flywheel, but ouch. Set in a recumbent position there's a lot of overlap between the folks who can break oars and the folks who can crank watts. I can envision some pretty slick hackjobs with the newer electric drivetrains.

 
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Quilbilly

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I built a pedal drive for this little day sailer. We did R2Ak in 2019 and we had a pedal drive for that boat. It made me a much better light air sailor as I really didn’t like to pedal. So we took advantage of the littlest breeze and sailed rather than getting on the pedal drive. When I was designing this boat I went with a pedal drive because I know myself well enough that if I have some motorized propulsion I’ll drop the sails and start it up rather than wait for the wind. It is good for improving my patience. 

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