Sunday, March 29, 2015

Final Leg

Follow Reto Brehm on the final leg of his summer cruise.  At the end of his account he includes a excellent analysis of the interaction between steering and sail trim.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Multiple Launch Alert



Christoph Goeltner recently launched his stretched Ulua on SF Bay in California.


Wayne McDonald launched his Ulua in Maui, Hawaii.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Outrigger Junior Kits Almost Ready

The builder plans for Outrigger Junior design by John Harris are 
complete and kits will be available soon.

The Outrigger Junior
Prototype Status:  Sailing
Kit Status:  Tested and ready
Plans Status:  Complete
Instruction Manual Status:  A work in progress
Pricing:  Kits will start around $2500, Plans TBD

The 15-foot Outrigger Junior has been sailing for just over a year.  We've built four prototypes and have been happy to find only a few minor things that required refinement.  Updates of note include a quick-assembly scheme for crossbeams and trampoline, cutting the setup time on the beach by as much as 75%.  While straightforward to build for someone with average wood-butchery skills, the parts-count is moderately high so the manual is an impressively thick volume.  We're taking our time to get it right.  The boat's page with lots of photos is hereDesign discussion is here.

Saturday, March 7, 2015