|Vessel Make/Model:||Wharram Custom|
|Hailing Port:||Norwalk, CT|
|Crew:||Andy and the Kaimu Crew|
|About:||Sailors in the Baltimore, Annapolis, DC area.|
I always check into Webb Chiles yellow brick position track to see how he is going. It gives his track, lat and long, course and speed, also there is an indication of the wind direction. I was surprised to see him suddenly begin to track to the NE when he was nearly at Durban, did he change his mind [...]
The message was that the proa model looked crude. It is. The leeboard and cassettes were hastily drawn and constructed and probably look nothing like the full size build. Having two boards in the water is probably not necessary or the best configuration, but it saves having to move the leeboard from [...]
Here is the proa model with the leeboards attached. The model would be going from left to right and the leeboards are trailing back to the left. The cassettes pivot on a pin that passes through the end of the crossbeam, down through the cassette, and down into an additional beam just above the waterline. This beam passes through this side of the hull and fastens to the other hull side. It can be used for lashing the crossbeam which is directly above it. The model is using rubber bands to hold the leeboard in place. A full size installation would use bungees or bicycle inner tubes. Also the cassette and leeboard would be notched to hold the bungee in place. We haven’t added a tiller yet. The aft leeboard would function like a rudder and the forward one would function like a ... leeboard.