Originally Posted by MidLandOne
Quite agree on that. Is nice to know that many of us are secure enough to enjoy a tease regardless of whatever side of the tease we are on
Ahh... but can you also wear a bright pink T shirt?
Yeah, another hand up here by someone who doesn't have a hull
Actually while I was working around the Pacific I got the chance to go on piles of the local boats. Next to none of these 1000's of years old sea based countries run much in the way of multis as they are commonly known as. Many do have proas or just single
trunk tree boats. And boy oh boy some of them Proas are lightening quick. The Kiribati ones especially. Laminated sails
but from bed sheets
glued to plastic sheets
. Coconut palm fibre made stings and coconut palms for the big hull. They'll easily do 30kts. Very impressive indeed. BUT they are all only coastal boats and aren't taken offshore
Interesting point you have there ML1. The big Maori voyaging canoes were multis though or rumoured to have been so, it was a while ago. Maybe this isn't a good time to mention how the Maoris didn't actually sail to NZ more just got blown here as their boats didn't point and go to windward at all well
Maybe that's why the dumped them in favour of monos once here. Interesting indeed, I must look into that more.
Now just noticed something else. Should we be pulling Roblanford up over this wayward post -
Which is better of course is whatever type of boat I happen to be on at the time (even power types).
Now surely that is fighting talk. Who's got the bar of soap??