Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Harmen Hielkema's proa Toroa



Harmen Hielkema's 20' proa Toroa is an elegant blend of the old and the new. The crabclaw sail and asymmetric deep vee hull are ancient features. Combine them with modern light weight construction, dagger rudders and single line pull shunting, and you have something that performs with the best.
Visit Harmen's Blog to read the whole story.

2 comments:

Alan said...

Hey Gary,

Nice blog!

Geoffrey M said...

Thanks for putting this on, I was looking for a demo of the shunt and this shows it well. The balance does not look right though, if there was a decent chop this boat looks like it might dip the bow in hard.