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11-07-2011, 04:17 PM
My brother-in-law and I went camping and canoe sailing last summer 2011, This short video shows our best moments.
Comments and appreciation welcome.
Thank you folks
11-07-2011, 04:22 PM
Looks like great fun, thanks for posting!
11-08-2011, 07:46 AM
Yes, great fun! We had plenty of wind, sometime slightly too strong for this craft. Then we used outboard motor along the shore.
11-08-2011, 08:13 AM
Very nice. And a great demonstration of how much more relaxed life is sailing in a trimaran -- even when it's a small one.
11-08-2011, 11:39 AM
Thanks for posting this. I enjoyed the video and your other videos. I am about to embark on a project of converting a canoe to a multihull and mulling over the issue of single outrigger v. trimaran.
Your videos are helpful and inspiring.
11-08-2011, 02:19 PM
Thanks to everyone for such good feedbacks. It convinces me to keep on canoe-sailing and improve gear and rigging. My next project is to convert a Rabaska or BIG canoe, over 25 ft to a sailing craft. I'm looking for plans or, draw plans from my actual cedar canoe to enlarge the craft.
11-08-2011, 02:29 PM
Now that sounds like a really great project. As I'm sure you already realize, the stresses on a trimaran that size are far far greater than they are on your canoe. I doubt you'll find plans anywhere, but studying how various ethnic trimarans are rigged might prove very useful. As, for example, using a short mast and a big lateen or crab claw sail. Keep us posted.
11-08-2011, 03:12 PM
Like I said, I can draw plans from my actual canoe and enlarge. For Outriggers... I already have 10 ft plans and forms cut-out from cardboard. I only have to draw lines around on plywood and use a band saw. Then do the same as a stripped canoe. I made my own 8 ft outriggers that way, those I'm using in my videos.
11-09-2011, 05:25 AM
I camp sail a 16ft Macgregor decked canoe with a 50sq ft balanced lug sail. No amah's and a leeboard. Had it out on the open ocean this morning. There's no doubt that the amahs give you great stability and carrying capacity, Thanks for the video, it's always good to see how others do it.
11-09-2011, 03:01 PM
Very cool vessel! A sailing canoe is on my someday list. Of course, I gotta finish my current canoe first! Thanks for posting--and also, thanks for including the English translations!
11-09-2011, 03:45 PM
To Skuthorp: Yes very stable and reliable.
To MoMan: Good work on canoe. Welcome for English translation. I know it's much more pleasant to understand for those who are not familiar with other languages; french spoken here.
Again, to everyone, thanks for your good feebacks.
11-09-2011, 03:48 PM
How did you determine the lengths of the outriggers? I am looking at outrigger canoe plans and thinking of building everything but the hull first. The outriggers on the plans seem to be longer than 8 feet
11-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Outriggers are 10 ft original size. But mine are 8ft, scaled down...plans. I had to draw plans from a book where mini drawings (4 inches total were shown, measures where included). I had to find a multiplying factor then draw plans to 10 ft, but I've found they were too long, then I scaled down to 8ft. 1 week work for paper plans, and forms. Next was very easy, strip planking and epoxy. You can't find these plans on market I'm the only owner now. But Michael Storer on the web sells very good plans.
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