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    Re: Simple Proa

    Never done it, but a full ply spine sounds easy and strong to me, it will also make a solid base for connecting akas. Garry knows best, if you can get hold of him....

    Keep Shunting bro, BSY
  2. a Shunters Philosophy, and Proa plans for 2022

    A Shunters Autobiography. A Balkan Shipyards History, Off Road Philosophy...

    Believing is everything 4 d FORCE is STRONG! REVIVAL of the SHUNTER, a Wake-UP CALL to HUMANITY.

    The FUTURE is in...
  3. Re: Black Sea Beach HUNTING, Rough sea PROA Cruising..

    Ok, for such a small boat, lets say roughish....
    And yea! it was FUN, but hard work, driving this boat in a force 6 is work....
    Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyards
  4. Black Sea Beach HUNTING, Rough sea PROA Cruising..

    PROA Black Sea SAILING, 2nd Episode. Off ROAD SHUNTING and ROUGH sailing, FREESTYLE Cruising and FUN for nothing.
    SHUNTERS are amazing, and the FUTURE.

    Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyards.
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  5. Re: The WAY of THE SHUNTER, Balkan Style. The FUTURE is HERE, it's SHUNTING......

    Thanx Derek, u made me laugh hard.....
    Keep Shunting,
    Balkan Shipyards
  6. The WAY of THE SHUNTER, Balkan Style. The FUTURE is HERE, it's SHUNTING......

    WHY we LOVE 2 SAIL......
    The VIDEO below says it all.
    KEEP SHUNTING, Balkan Shipyards. The FORCE is STRONG......

    https://youtu.be/Ijc84lhhy4Y
  7. Re: MICRO Proa Black Sea Cruising, Junk Rig Shunting..... Balkan Shipyards

    You're very welcome Collin, Bars most are closed by now, yet still, working ones, like pebbles on a beach.....
    Funny comment though I must say.....
    Keep Shunting,
    Balkan Shipyards
  8. MICRO Proa Black Sea Cruising, Junk Rig Shunting..... Balkan Shipyards

    Proa DESIGN is what you want, as long as there's balance.....

    BLACK SEA SAILING, traditional NAVIGATION, Strong WINDS and Junk Rig SHUNTING, Balkan Style......

    VIDEO BELOW, Keep Shunting,...
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    Re: Simple Proa

    That Photo looks good bro, Foam ama? plywood spine down d middle?? surfboard style??? foam hulls kick ass, Sven Yrvind (has a youtube channel) builds some serious boats that go a very long way with...
  10. Re: Proa physics and getting ready for SEA.

    I would do the same bro, at sea the difference between bravery and stupidity many times is a very fine line...
    I like your Proa Rob, sort yourself out and get back on it.
    Respect!
    Keep...
  11. Re: Proa physics and getting ready for SEA.

    Thanks Grant!!! The Force is with u.

    Keep Shunting,
    Balkan Shipyards
  12. Proa physics and getting ready for SEA.

    Going to sea? prepare your boat!
    Going over the boat, explaining our Proa design and a new rudder.....
    Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyards

    https://youtu.be/oYDzodsRouE
  13. Re: The next PROA from Balkan Shipyards, the LOGIC behind the DESIGN.

    No u not stopping!!!
    mi 2....
    Keep Shunting brah........
  14. Re: The next PROA from Balkan Shipyards, the LOGIC behind the DESIGN.

    Crazy stuff bro!
    what happened?? Good luck with the new build man, So u not changing the design I hope.....
    Keep Shunting Rob!!!!
  15. The next PROA from Balkan Shipyards, the LOGIC behind the DESIGN.

    BOAT BUILDING from Balkan Shipyards. Proa 'One Force 213'
    WHY Flat bottom? WHY Junk Rig?? WHY Poplar Ply??? WHAT's the COST? and HOW we DESIGN...
    Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyards
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    Re: Simple Proa

    Now I get it, that's a hard shape to achieve.... I almost can't believe the 2 photos are the same hull.... Very cool bow and rocker.
    That flat bottom will take a load!!! Looking good.
    Finally...
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    NO more SANDING epoxy!

    The VIDEO below proves the point! A molecule bond between Epoxy resin and Epoxy paint.
    I paint directly over the wet resin, I use a 2 pack Epoxy primer for steel....

    Less epoxy needed as paint...
  18. PROA LeePod DESIGN, the different styles... Balkan Shipyards

    The hows and Whys of our choice....
    Bigger is better, as long as bigger is not that heavier.... VIDEO, Below.
    Balkan Shipyards

    https://youtu.be/je_Po2QtDhw
  19. Vaka Build episode 4, HAVAYA 30/25 from Balkan Shipyards

    Boat design is simple, if u can see it......... If u can't see it, draw it, draw what u can, what u know. The rest will follow.... lines stick to lines......
    Now u can see it, so it's time to make...
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    Vaka Building, Balkan Style....

    This FILM below is also shared by me in design/plans.

    Though since it's more of a BUILDING video,
    I think it belongs here too. I hope u find it useful.

    Keep Shunting guys,
    Balkan Shipyards
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    Third Episode BUILDING VIDEO, the HAVAYA 30/25 or as it's called Proa 'One Force 213'
    Boat moving well, a Vaka is born.....
    Keep Shunting,
    Balkan Shipyards
    https://youtu.be/4tjPg2G0eDs
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    Re: Simple Proa

    Three beams is the way to go, the reasons you mentioned above are more than enough....
    Another great advantage is you are dividing a big span into two small ones, meaning simpler, stronger and...
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    Clarkey, Except for doing this for the sake of the Proa, I'm doing this for guys like you, open minded thinkers live off my stuff, but their input and opinion keeps me alive and makes me a better...
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    They do bro, but it's almost fun at times....... Boat coming along well, i got a good feeling about this one!
    Keep shunting bro, now it's your turn......
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    2nd Episode Vaka Build, moving well, looks pretty balanced, I feel good!
    Keep Shunting guys.
    Balkan Shipyards

    https://youtu.be/ym7gGj9Pkxs
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    Re: Simple Proa

    Yes! and send a picture of it attached then....
    Glory??? my word....
    Keep Shunting Brah
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    A VAKA is born... Pretty sleek for a cruiser.... Low windage, yet beamy for displacement. VIDEO BELOW.
    A hull in a month... Keep Shunting guys
    Balkan Shipyards

    https://youtu.be/RmZMmwJh9XI
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    Re: Simple Proa

    Rob if I understand correctly you actually have a type of a V hull, meaning the flat bottom slopes down exactly towards the vertical leeward panel. That was the hull shape I had on my first Proa...
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    I agree many times as I correspond back and forth with them, I have claimed Poland to be the Proa capital of Europe...
    Except for building true Pacific Proas, they are true to the Crab Claw and...
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    I'm very pleased with this thread guys, I've understood that I'm not alone. Most of all I have found a Proa community I enjoy. There's lots to gain here, reviving the Proa is the future for low...
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    Let's just go back to where it all began, it's knowledge and the understanding of circumstances that defines success or failure.
    There's no 'bad boat' (all things being equal) but there could be a...
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    Re: Simple Proa

    Vertical stringers, I suppose you been cutting between the knots..... hey? good idea.
    That Ply looks clean too.... Looking Good!!!!
    The Force is strong, Keep Shunting Rob, and keep posting.
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    I'm not advertising my business, cos I got nothing to sell, not boats nether designs. Balkan Shipyards is us but it's just a name to describe who I am, where I build boats in my spare time, with my...
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    You hit the nail on the head man! I'm advertising Proas big time, and you know why?
    Because they are amazing, yet many that don't understand them have a negative opinion about them. I have read so...
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    Love your boat Rob, Thanks for applying some Balkan Style. It's clear that the Force is with u!
    You know, Forums are funny at times mate...
    Keep Shunting Brah
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    Re: What's a PROA?

    Interesting summary, it pretty much defines me.... Though you didn't mention strength. Proas are strong, that I love, it's shunting that makes them so....
    I'll be honest, shunting is hard work....
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    What's a PROA?

    The VIDEO below answers that, the way we see it....
    Keep Shunting,
    Balkan Shipyards

    https://youtu.be/nX7r2McgAMk
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    Re: Simple Proa

    Here is the AD-Scull in action, He sails, steers and sculls all at once
    This video truly shows how great this can be in tight spots....
    https://youtu.be/SufVT7ZDTQA
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    Re: Simple Proa

    You make good points, no doubt. Yet I'm in a constant search for volume still keeping it simple, think dories for example... Building with a strongback and forms is truly no big deal I agree, better...
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    Re: Simple Proa

    The AD-Scull invented by Mr Atsushi Doi is a marvel for coming into shallow bays with a shunter, it can drive and steer yet has no problem running aground, it just rises with no issues. I built a...
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    Re: Simple Proa

    Rob, I like it! Sweet and Simple... Welcome to the Shunting world bro.
    Good Luck with the build.
    Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyards.
  42. Re: Hull Design without computers, Balkan Shipyards

    Thanks Brah, We're Back!!!!
  43. Re: Hull Design without computers, Balkan Shipyards

    Humour is alive man, Love your comment. Every joke has a bit of truth to it... GPS's have taken yacht's onto rocks many times, the poor thing didn't know the rock was there, yet good old paper chart...
  44. Hull Design without computers, Balkan Shipyards

    BOAT DESIGN from Balkan Shipyards. Our NEW BUILD. The HAVAYA 30/25.
    The VIDEO below tells OUR STORY, from START to FINISH. Starting with a drawing, then a cardboard model. FINALLY a HULL is BORN.......
  45. Re: New Workshop, new Proa, new thoughts, Balkan Shipyards

    Happy to have u aboard.....

    Rob put it well, Keep la'shunting Yeah..........

    All d best Balkan Shipyards
  46. Re: New Workshop, new Proa, new thoughts, Balkan Shipyards

    Brother, how did you come up with that????
    I love it! I can't stop grinning.............

    Keep la'shunting man, Balkan Shipyards!
  47. New Workshop, new Proa, new thoughts, Balkan Shipyards

    At Balkan Shipyards 10 years of Proa Design and Building got us here....
    The HAVAYA 30 is our next boat, our second DRUA Balkan Style.

    Keep Shunting , Balkan Shipyards
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  48. 8 YEARS and 3 PROA BUILDS, what REALLY WORKS?

    I got PROAS in MY BLOOD! You never failed till you quit.....
    A short VID of what we learned, Balkan Shipyards

    https://youtu.be/BZ2LjZ7bnV4
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    Re: New 30 footer, Ocean Cruiser......

    Very true, a fine mast could be made of Poplar, no doubt. That may well happen in a later stage though, but for now, buying something that will save time and shorten build time, seems like the...
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    Re: New 30 footer, Ocean Cruiser......

    Happy u like our progress, it's been a rough road...... Spars? Alu pipes is what I'm thinking...... cheaper than carbon I imagine????

    Cost and availability are the backbone of Balkan Shipyards....
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