ASRL Committee created the topic: First Sail - Sailing Outrigger Surfboat
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.