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.

2 comments:

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.