Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mbuli, a Pacific proa design

This is the "Squid" a Mbuli class proa designed by John Harris of CLC boats, and built by David Howie of New Zealand. It's a fast powerful design and was impressive at the recent New Zealand Proa Congress. Read more about this project at the Wikiproa.


Christian P.J. Bahnerth said...

Why do you still need rudders with a Schooner rig, can you not steer using the sails?

Gary.Dierking said...

You can steer with the sails going to windward or beam reaching, but if you go off on a broad reach or run, you won't have enough control without a rudder.