[quote=catty;141174]"cheaper than a 10m cat."
Pretty broad statement rob.
Don't tell me, tell Mark Giles, who wrote it and has written more multihull tests than any other journo in Australia
Catty Should be followed by " but is extremely difficult to sell
No argument here. 2 have been for sail for a while. People who come to look at them see things they can do differently, buy the plans and build their own. Am I complaining? No way. There are currently 5 harryproas over 18m/60' under construction and another (see previous post) looking for a yard.
Catty and is a pain in the provebial because of its inabillity to tack".
Rob; Have you ever shunted a properly sorted proa? Every cruiser (and their wives) who has shunted thinks tacking is pretty stupid and gybing completely so, particularly in a breeze.
catty Why on earth would one want to compare a 15m lopsided catamaran to a 10m cat.
. Certainly not speed, space, ease of handling, safety
or comfort where the proa is way ahead.
Catty I hav'nt seen the article but I'd be interested to know if the said test took place on robs usual quality of test track? ( Flat as a billiard table)
Variety of conditions, inluding the video at
and a wave that broke entirely over the boat crossing the Bellingen bar, with absolutely no ill effects. They also had a 30 knot
squall on the nose while motoring. Boat speed only dropped 2 knots
catty I suspect the downside of advertising on forums like this is the ability of fellow posters to point out the negatives.
Absolutely not!! People pointing out the negatives is a huge upside. When I was developing the boats, the negative comments (hundreds of them) were very helpful in helping me see what could be done to improve the boats. Now that the boats are working and proving themselves, negative comments are an excellent reason for me to show why they are wrong, based on my experience with the boats. Harryproa doubters are an increasingly rare breed. Catty, if you didn't exist, I would think seriously about inventing you.
By the way, you still haven't supported your scurrilous comments about harryproa builders on the other "Sailing a proa" thread. Don't suppose you could either do so, or admit you are full of the smelly brown stuff and delete it?