@nimblemotors: There are several types of proa's. This is a harryproa and it retains the advantages of the more traditional pacific proa except maybe in very light wind
conditions when a cruiser would motor
anyway. It is unusual as a proa in the sense that the accommodations are kept in one hull separate from the technical parts
like masts, boards, rudders, batteries, gensets, fuel
, ... installed in the other hull.
I did not find the information about your dinghy
setup on your web site.
The Peruvian boatyard building this HP 60 will not sneeze on a couple more copies from the same molds. They have a long time experience with building large Kelsall
@44'cruisingcat The weight distribution between long and short hull is about 60/40 with the short hull providing lots of righting moment. Good sailing conditions partially lift
the short hull out of the water
reducing resistance. There is an inclinometer triggered automatic sheets
release anti-capsize system for when a surprise squall would start to fly the short hull. The fully rotating unstayed masts should take all the drama out of those instances.
@RKsailsolo It is the simplicity that is particularly attractive. Less things, less clutter, less weight, less to break, less things to watch out for, ...
The schooner rig has several advantages like it opens up the long hull, lowers CL, makes the sails more manageable and allows steering
even without rudders. OTOH, a single
would be quite cheaper and lighter and if bridges are not an issue, would simplify even more.