John Wolf appears to have the first "done" Toon2.
Nice job. He was waiting on testing weather on last report.
16' Brockway Skiff
My 16' Brockway Skiff was launched on November 27th, 2010 at
the South Beach Marina in Newport, Oregon. The christening and
launch went off without a hitch. I've attached a couple of pictures
and a link to a video Dan Walker has posted on his photobucket.
It's powered by a Mercury 4 hp 4-stroke outboard. The boat will
be used for fishing, crabbing and general Messing About.
Thanks for posting these plans on your site last year, wouldn't
have known about it without you!
Five years ago I moved from Germany into the South of Turkey,
and live now in a small fisherman's village at the Aegean Sea.
Here I started in Autumn 2009 to build a bigger proa for coastal
cruising. My "boatyard" in the garden was very small
and always "open air". Hence I designed a boat for fast
and simple building of plywood and GRP. But nevertheless, it took
about a year to finish it. I also built, by myself, a 7m mast
from GRP and two 7m spars from carbon. This part of the build
was very interesting for a self builder. I can report more details
Boat concept Pacific proa with crab claw sail
Boat data Length vaka: 8,0 m Beam vaka: 0,6 m Weight: ca. 130
kg Length ama: 5,0 m Beam ama: 0,3 m Weight: ca. 50 kg Beam boat:
3,8 m Sail area: 20 sqm Displacement: ca. 400 kg (with 2 crew)
Both hulls are built from 6 mm plywood with 20x30 mm stringers.
Hulls are completely covered with one layer of 200 gr fibreglass,
and strengthened on keels with one layer of 300 gr fiber glass.
Beams are also made from plywood covered with 3 layers of 650
gr UD glass. Mast made of three GRP kernels each 3 layers of 300
gr glass and covered with 3 layers of 650 gr UD glass. Weight
ca. 10 kg. Spars made three GRP kernels of two layers of 300 gr
glass and covered with 3-4 layers of 150 gr UD carbon. Weight
each 3.5 kg. Rudder system like Russ Brown used on Jzzero with
two retractable rudders.
The first sail trials showed that the boat is well balanced,
and the rudders are working properly. Shunting the "big"
sail was a little problematic, and there I think about a rail
guided yard for next season Also a small outboard will be added
for coming back if the wind dies (paddling is possible, but very
This boat shows what a bunch of really energetic old guys can
do. They pulled her from a watery grave and completely restored
her. Something you don't see very often with a power boat. And
just in time, with the economy in the tank they may have to put
her back to work. Thanks for the update Vera.