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The good news Navigating the Danube with a raft is certainly possible, and has been done: for instance, Flossbusters are a group of Dresdners who went all the way from Bertoldsheim to the Black Sea on a home-built raft over the course of five summers. Their craft, the good ship Dresden, looks quite similar to what you envisage: Source: flossbusters.de ...


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I want to rent a boat (not a pontoon, but one with a sleeping area, bathroom etc.) which I can use for an overnight stay in open ocean. I am an absolute beginner about boats and don't know anything besides that boats run on water. For virtually all skill levels this is a very poor idea. You should not under (almost) any circumstances spend the night in ...


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Reddit helped me out! It's a Sears Jet wind!


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The examples on the site only show inshore sports sailing with a hydrofoil. This does look like fun, and downwind performance can be exceptional. Though I doubt that inshore fleet racing would be possible as the kites would surely get tangled. As for bluewater sailing, it seems that no-one is arguing that it is practical with current technology. Masts ...


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You've got quite a bit of study before you are ready for this kind of voyage. I am not how far off shore "open ocean" means to you, but if it's anything beyond swimming distance to shore, you're going to need more training. What is the kind of boat called? Generally it is called a bareboat charter. To my knowledge, most bareboat charters are for sailboats. ...


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No the keel doesn't move. You can find the class rules for the Maxi 72 class here. The relevant rule is D.2.4 which specifies One fixed centreline keel, solid in profile. No part shall be adjustable when racing and there shall be no movement beyond the normal elasticity of the materials used. No wings or winglets. I short they have a fixed keel. I ...


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It is a 'on station grinder' a centralized station for turning the winches of the sheets (lines) attached to the clue of a sail. they are multi-speed meaning you can have a serious mechanical advantage (5,10 15 30:1) under dire conditions that a 2 speed winch with a handle simple can not work unless you have Arnold on board. and even then.. generally used ...


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I looked into this a while ago when I was planning on making my own sailing rig for my canoe. The answer largely depends on the size of your sail, and whether or not you have a prominent keel, but if you want to put your paddle away and actually sail your canoe, then you need both a outriggers and leeboards. I've been looking at getting this kit for my ...


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(I realize my vocabulary about those things in english is very limited. Please edit if I use the wrong words) My understanding of how that works is that the outrigger displaces the amount of force applied by the wind, like so: | | WIND -> | | | BOAT -> O VS | | WIND -> | | | BOAT ...


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A full keel is very stable and gives you better tracking through seas - you don't need to adjust your helm much as you crest waves. A fin keel loses some of this stability, but you gain manoeuvrability - the shorter keel lets you turn much more sharply.


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I don't think it is possible to answer your question in such a general way. Needed lift of your outrigger depends on your type of canoe, the way its built, how it is packed with people/goods (weight distribution), how big your sail is, how high your mast is, if you are sailing with/across/against the wind, etc, etc. What we can observe is: If you choose ...


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It is a winch. Which is used to generate a larger force needed to for bigger boats. What it actually controls is not entirely clear. My best guess would be its for the main halyard (to raise the sail) or at least something to do with the sail. Looking at this picture the man is looking up at the sail in harbour while using the winch in question so I would ...


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Aspect ratio describes the ratio between sail/keel height divided by (average) width. So a high aspect ratio is tall and skinny and a low aspect ratio is short and fat. For sails one of the main affects of aspect ratio is on drag. High aspect ratio tend to produce lower drag (i.e. more powerful) sails for the same area. Therefore, modern racing boats tend ...


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Quick stop method. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88kq6iZMNM4 Watching this video will not enable you to do this when you actually have an MOB. Like any other aspect of boat handling, it must be practiced continuously. As compared to any other aspect of boat handling, it's as critical as tying a knot or turning on your motor. The odds are small but the ...


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Keels on boats are designed to offset the push of the wind on the sails by transferring the lateral force into a forward motion. The boat can't go sideways because of the keel, so it goes forward. In addition, the wind will push the boat hull over- rotating it to leeward, and the keel will balance that force to keep the boat upright. Full keel boats "track" ...


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There are many disadvantages. The most important of which disqualifies this technology from any serious Blue Water sailing ... you can't tack. because of that you are at the mercy of the wind and that is a cruel teacher. The artificial center of gravity issues are for people that want to minimize heeling which a catamaran or trimaran accomplish.


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Here is what a sailor with 37Kmiles of blue water sailing thinks ... the out rigger needs to have two properties when used with a canoe, floating displacement, keel side area. with out keel side area, you wont be able to tack, unless the canoe has a centerboard or a dagger board. a good general rule of thumb is an out rigger needs to displace at least half ...


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I have not actually had a sailing canoe in the water, but I have looked at a bunch of pictures and videos. Almost every leeboard you see on a canoe is hinged so it will raise up when there is an obstruction. When the canoe gets up any speed then the water becomes an obstruction, this video is for an add on sail kit maker for canoes. Notice that when the ...


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You obviously have underestimated the potential for danger, due to self admitted lack of experience on the water. As a blue water sailor for 50 years I strongly suggest you rent a car or take a cruise line as you will either end up in jail or swimming for your life to avoid being pulled under and chopped into chum by a prop. ...This come from a federally ...



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