The ‘not of great interest’ post

You’ll recall these two vessels from yesterday if you were unfortunate enough to wade through the post:



All right, the second has more than proved itself as a voyaging canoe for larger numbers onboard, over how many thousand years?  But as someone pointed out – for rolling or flat seas with long wave lengths, also good for short chop.

The out-there first one though, called Kleen Breeze, is a 60 foot version of a Harryproa, a type of proa, also southern pacific and it really has had such bad luck [some would say other things]:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5221573/Missing-British-man-feared-fallen-sea.html

Note the age of the skipper too – there are so many old farts like me messing about with boats and one thing which characterises all of em is that they’re quite serious about putting to sea with essentially sound craft, they can sail, the boat though starts developing issues if neglected, say, by the skipper being washed off by a rogue wave at night without proper safety procedures.

It gets worse:

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/186365-kleen-breeze/

And worse:

http://liveinfo.lagosnavigators.net/httpdocs/stolen/

The wife ends up with a white elephant which no one will buy and I can see this happening with me as well if I do not adhere to certain regular configurations – so much for that Baroque Spirit then.

Depends on where your target market is to a point, especially with the double-canoe – in the pacific, I’d say it would pick up a buyer quickly if sound throughout but the proa … ah, it’s more a personal project and should perhaps go down with the owner designer builder.

So this post is a cautionary tale for yours truly, I’ve rechecked the numbers and still come out ahead of the game.  More on that if and when I restart.

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