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When starting to build this boat I was so proud to announce that it would not have a mast, rudder, or fin keel and no moving parts below the waterline. Well, early tests did teach me that sailing with a kite close to shore is not always possible, but with a “normal” sail it is.… Read…
After the second boat lunch party in August 2022, there have been a lot of little addons that needed building which I have been working on until September 2023: This has been quite some work while moving the boat, and the workshop a few times (from summer 2022 to summer 2023), and testing little things.… Read…
Big struggle, great learning
The struggle and overthinking with a project like this might be a given thing but living through it and writing it down is tough for me. The first kite sail test had been a major reality check, I could have enjoyed that moment, and taken it as encouragement. But my expectations, my mind had already… Read…
Finally the first proper kite sail. That was fun! It worked super well until the lashing got loose, which when we made them where rather temporary. We did not have a kite rig jet. The kite was just attached to a person and depending on where the kite pilot was sitting the proa would adapt… Read…
Kite Proa building (1)
After the workshop had been set up, the materials ordered, and the first massive triangular piece laminated a friend told me – maybe build a smaller one first, like a 2m model, and then a bigger one. So I reconsidered, drawing a beautiful 6m version in one day. 6m as I did not see any… Read…
Kite Proa Prototype Nr.2
After lots of thinking, drafting on paper, and some weeks on the CAD, I am finally getting to the planning of the build of my second kite sailboat a kite proa. With the big dream in mind of creating a sailboat concept that is economical and ecological to build and suitable to be used as… Read…