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@neftaly
Re: %TxCi6R43t

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Actual tender

@Dominic
Re: %TxCi6R43t

I am aware of the harryproa! I saw one of these moored at Mangonui, and it sailed past me into Whangaroa, but I didn't meet the owner unfortunately. It had a single mast.

I've also sailed aboard a mbuli proa,

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there is one in auckland (this is the one I have been on) you can see Rangitoto is the background

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Proas look great on paper, and appeal immensly to people who like to be different (such as myself) but the modern ones need quite complicated rudder/daggerboard arrangements, and the traditional ones are quite a hassle to shunt (it's called "shunt" like a train, not tack like an ordinary)... that doesn't really matter in the pacific where you have steady tradewinds and most of your sailing is a beam reach (as is the case in Kiribati)

If you want to cruise in a temparate place, like NZ, and also expect to have to tack up under headlands to get to an anchorage, a tacking outrigger is probably more convienient.

like this one:

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(this one crossed the atlantic without instruments or cooking equipment!)

I also prefer this asthetic ;) I'd want hot food though

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