Welcome! Need support, you got it. Or share you ideas and experiences.
In Reply to: new rig on old hull posted by nobby on December 29, 2001 at 02:01:32:
Go for Crab Claw sail!
Hello Michael---ooops, 'Ugly Duckling',
Thanks for the post on the SBF board! Appreciate the link to your most interesting site and your dedication to the nifty speedo way to cruise on the water--a Proa powered by a Crab Claw sail.
OK, Any more progress on your 18' plywood Proa design? Would love to learn more on "Taroa" the New Zealand built Proa by Harmon Hielkema & Michael Troy, any 'stats' here? Also, did Jeremy Walkers ever provide more information on his 23' Proa?
Looking forward to an update and more Proa Info.
Designer Michael Schacht e-mailed SBF and kindly provided this link to Gary Dierking's site for more Proa information powered by the Crab Claw rig. Do look at the "T2" design. Gary provides drawings and a free CAD download of this 18' Proa. The modified Crab Claw sail rig is most notable as well as the modified asymmetrical hull form...
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