We were lucky and got some nice mesh for the trampolin to cover the space between the hulls and beams from a friend. Quite difficult to sew, but eventually the sewing mashine got tired and did it.
We’ve finally managed to assemble proasis at the beach to take some measurments for the trampolin, the rig and the rudders.
Feels great to see her like that!
The rudder systems of proas are always debated. For many proa projects the rudders, cruicial for safety, were the weak spot of otherwise neat designs. The challenge is to design a system that works in both directions of travel due to the nature of the proa: Shunting.
We hope to have found a robust and cheap way that allows us to keep proasis on course comfortably and safe. Our proa will get recycled F18 daggerboards as rudder foils, mounted in kick-up cassettes on each beam (more about the cassettes in later posts).