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First Sail - Sailing Outrigger Surfboat

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2 weeks 4 days ago - 2 weeks 4 days ago #43876 by ASRL Committee

This project has been more than 12 months in the making. I bought an old worn-out Australian Surfboat and used a discarded beach catamaran to build the outrigger with a folding arm to support the outrigger float (ama).

Fitted an 18hp two stroke outboard motor and designed a top rigged mast that allowed the sail to be furled.

I talked a couple of yachti friends into coming out with me to test the rig and this is the subject of the video.

All went well, but the dyneema rigging stretched a bit as expected so a few changes in the chainplates and she is already to sail long distances.

Thanks to Colette and Dave for their time and expertise.

Scot Aldred, Cawarral QLD

Last Edit: 2 weeks 4 days ago by ASRL Committee.

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