...just like to share two short, interesting essays written by the author Michael Kingdom-Hocking about the HISTORY OF MULTIHULLS
Such historical reviews give me a good feeling about where we are today. It's a more easy understanding about the boat constructions we see nowadays floating around as the modern contructions mostly are a following up (not in the sense of a revolution but as an evolution) on the basis our sailing ancestors created as pioneers.
Sailing Catamarans & Trimarans (part 1 of 2)...
As we saw in Sailing Boats Through the Ages, the big problem with sailing boats is that they operate on the boundary between air and water
, using the water
to support the weight and the wind
(movement of the air relative to the water) to provide the motive power... [ 974 more words. ]
Sailing Catamarans & Trimarans (part 2 of 2)...
The ocean-going catamaran
entered the western world in 1936, when Eric de Bisschop built Kaimiloa in Hawaii
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