Subject: Re: [harryproa] harry gami.
From: "Rob Denney" <>
Date: 5/20/2008, 2:23 AM


Sure can. I would use the same basic methodology as I am using on the telescoping mast on Solitarry. 

Harrigami was complicated as I thought the mast and ballestron had to be raised and lowered with the boat on it's side.  There are easier ways.  The 12m/40' cat 'W' that I built a few years ago had a beam which varied from 4m/13' to 7.5m/25' and could be expanded/contracted by one person. 

I need to know a little bit more about exactly what your requirements are, maybe email me off list (or on list if you want everybody to add their sixpence worth) and we can discuss it. 

The questions are:

Maximum trailerable length? This will be longer if it is a once a year trip from home to the slip, and shorter if you want to use it as a trailer sailor.
"Traditional slip" width?
How often will you be trailering it?
Are there any launching/retrieving ramp peculiartities?
How much gear you need for two weeks? Either a list, or a best guess of the weight will do for preliminary drawings. 
How much comfort do you need.   ie, is a two burner cooker, sitting headroom in the bunk, comfortable cockpit seats enough, or do you need more than this?
Motor requirements?
Electrical requirements?
What is your sailing area?  More importantly, how sunny and how cold is it likely to be?
Any thing else that may be of interest.



I also like the Seabattical design, not so much because of it's looks, which are way down the list of characteristics I like about boats, but because it fulfills it's requirements so well.  The first of these was low cost (very high on the characteristics list). 

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 10:51 AM, captian_rapscallion <> wrote:

I like the elementary design, and the harrygami design. I was
wondering if a design that had a cabin with standing head room and
accommodation for a two week trip for a couple would be possible in a
proa designed to "fold" using a sliding mechanism that would allow the
proa to be moored in a traditional slip and be trailered easily.

I also really like the seabattical design.

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