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Old 12-25-2013
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Outrigger sailing canoe question

When using a tacking (not shunting) rig on a sailing canoe with one outrigger/ama......

When the ama is windward you hike out on it to counteract healing....

But when you tack and the ama is leeward, I imagine that healing is counteracted by the buoyancy of the ama. But doesn't this drag through the water, slow the boat, and perhaps even create some lee helm?

So how do you sail a tacking rig sailing canoe with a single outrigger/ama?

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Re: Outrigger sailing canoe question

I think tacking rigs have a 'hiking platform' opposite the ama to which you move to keep the ama out of the water.

Like this: Tamanu

Edit: type or cut-n-paste this in your search engine. There's a huge thread on outriggers at the Wooden Boat Form, and designer/author Gary Dierking sometimes joins in:

"tacking outrigger" /site:http://forum.woodenboat.com/
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