A recent survival story, this “caper” features a recorded interview with my long-time friend Lance Leonard.
Lance is a dedicated multihuller with fifty years of experience in sailing fishing and diving charters in the eastern U.S and Caribbean waters, yet he recently lost his boat, and potentially his life, in a different type of multihull catastrophe. This is his story and the lessons learned from it the hard way.
On Fixing Proa Problems
Special holiday podcast featuring a bit of personal news from Jim's travels and some interesting thoughts on proas.
Jim talks about visiting a new small boat gathering event in Cedar Key, Florida during late Fall. He also shares about the restoration of his old boat SCRIMSHAW at a secret boatyard in South Florida ... also known as a place where many old boats go to die. (But there is much planned life left for SRIMSHAW though).
Also, Jim talks extensively about certain challenges with the development of modern proas. Anyone unfamiliar with proas may learn a lot from him in short time he talks about this amazing genre among multihulls.
PARK IT, DAD
This Caper is based on one of my favorite stories from, "Among The Multihulls - Volume 2." It tells of a passage from Bermuda to New England in son Russell’s proa when I was recruited as crew.
It turned out to be an intense father and son adventure ... including descriptions of the proa's handling in storm waves!
I had previously not been interested in proas, but this voyage really turned my head. I have since concluded that the proa is the most conceptually perfect of all sailing machines, and I suspect this configuration will play an important part in the future “green recovery” for humankind.
More on this if requested. HAPPY HOLIDAYS
BEWARE, PROA CONSTRUCTOR
The above title is taken from a sign posted over Dick Newick’s shop in the early 1970s when he was developing his “Atlantic” versions of the “shunting” proa.
This Caper, however, is my fictional reconstruction of Stone Age history, when the Pacific proa was invented by a young Micronesian woman who could think by-longitudinally.
CAT / TRI COMPARISONS PART FOUR: MOTION, ACCOMMODATION AND SAFETY
This Caper offers my understanding of the differences between cats and tris in riding motion, weatherliness and tacking.
Also, there are pivotal contrasts in their accommodation plans and underwing pounding. Finally, I attempt to draw comparisons in their respective chances for survival from collision, shipwreck and capsize.