Subject: [harryproa] Re: Rare Bird Sailing
From: "Robert" <>
Date: 8/7/2007, 10:17 PM

It is pretty impressive for such a comfortable boat. Even with the
extra weight it is still pretty light compared to most multihulls of
similar length,
\ Robert

--- In, Mike Crawford <jmichael@...> wrote:
> Fifteen knots in fifteen knots of wind? In Rare Bird? Holy moly!
> Very impressive, Mark and Rob. I've enjoyed watching Rare Bird going
> from planks to a finished yacht, but have always assumed it would be
> somewhat of a dog on the water. Not slower than the average monhull,
> mind you, but nowhere near the potential of the Visionarry Sport
> design. Given the extra weight in Rare Bird, I doubted it could
> approach wind speed.
> I can't wait to see what Blind Date can do. Please do post videos
> when available.
> I'll also add my name to the list of people who are excited about the
> KSS developments. While it's going to be many years before I have the
> time to strip plank a boat large enough for the open water and then fair
> it, the KSS designs should bring the project within reach. To lower the
> cost of entry even further than it has already been lowered is quite
a feat.
> - Mike
> mark@... wrote:
> >
> > I have just spent the last 5 days on Rare Bird, the 50' cruising proa,
> sailing her up to Coffs Harbour from SW Rock (35 miles) for a big clean
> up. She was looking pretty forlorn having sat on the mooring for over a
> year unused, except for the swallows who have used her for a rookery.
> The will (diseased estate) is being sorted so she can now be listed with
> a broker to sell. She looks her old self again.
> >
> > The sail up was fairly slow with light winds on the nose but the trip
> back was a blast. It started off light but got up to 15 knots from the
> west giving us 15 knots of boat speed. She is a delight to sail and a
> lot of fun. I had a very impressed Australian Multihull journalist
> onboard so a test article is coming. His wife was even more impressed
> (she wants one).
> >
> > I took a video camera so see the results at
> . Lousy resolution but you
> get the idea. Faster sailing is towards the end.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
> > ...................................
> > Mark Stephens .
> >
> >
> >

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