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  1. Micro Cruising to the limit! Junk rigged, compact ant tough, Make O'Break

    Pacific Proas, probably the first multi to ever sail on this planet, a truly amazing vessel with tons of potential.....
    Is totally ignored and had become the least known of all multihull design.
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  2. Preparing for micro cruising, Greek Islands coming up........

    A full walk round of Pacific Proa Make O'Break, just b4 autumn cruising of Greek islands I tweak the rig and deck him up.......

    The marriage of an outrigger and a Chinese Junk turned out to be...
  3. Preparing "Make O'Break" for micro cruising Greece

    Hi all, Finally a boat I can trust!
    Just before cruising..... Details, details..... Going over the rig, new deck and more.......
    In the workshop, behind the scenes.

    Keep Shunting, Balkan...
  4. Re: First look at Junk Rigged Pacific Proa Make O'Break sailing rough, fast and safe!!!

    Always good to hear from u Mike!!!! This boat although slapped together only as a prototype to test the LaShunk, has turned out to be a good boat that is more then happy to go cruising. So,...
  5. First look at Junk Rigged Pacific Proa Make O'Break sailing rough, fast and safe!!!

    What a blast, success has a very sweet taste but only once 7 hard years of failure, blood sweat and tears lead up to it.......

    THE VIDEO below shows a flawless boat working hard and well, 3 proa...
  6. Fast Sailing in a strong sea, Junk rigged Proa Make O'Break.

    Success at last!!!
    7 year,3 proa builds lead to this final concept......

    The VIDEO shows him work above all expectations!

    https://youtu.be/F7TjCkXuoLg

    Balkan Shipyards.
  7. Junk Rigged Proa sailing fast in a wavy Black sea....

    The full video of the last and finally successful sea trials of our Pacific Proa Make O'Break
    from Balkan Shipyards.

    https://youtu.be/F7TjCkXuoLg
  8. Pacific Proa and Junk Rigged sailing fast and safe in a lumpy Black Sea....

    What a Cruise!!! Finally a truly safe Pacific Proa that can deliver....
    It too 7 long years, 3 proa builds, endless rig concepts to finally find the secret recipe!
    In the VIDEO below he's safely...
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    Re: A Junk Rigged Proa?

    Good to hear from you Mike!
    YES! MUCH BETTER than last time. This rig is a pleasure to use, actually the only extra lines are the two junk rig parrels, they aren't a problem, cos you work them only...
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    A Junk Rigged Proa?

    YES!

    In the video below watch it work better then all expectations!!!
    Easy shunting! reefing, sailing and just an all good rig.
    A long road of trial and error comes to an end.

    Balkan...
  11. Pacific proa Shunting Junk Rig, working flawlessly.

    A shunting Junk rig for a Pacific Proa was a hard nut to crack....
    Maybe we got it, just before the launch, full size rig working spot on!
    All the details, the why's and what's......

    Proa, Make...
  12. Pacific proa Shunting Junk Rig, working flawlessly.

    A look at the first shunting junk, from Balkan Shipyards. here are all the details, no secrets!! This rig works very well, the real thing, rigged and ready to go!
    Launching VERY SOON!!!

    All d...
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    just build it........

    Ply epoxy boat building is for anyone.......
    Proa Make O'Break, building up his top sides, raising freeboard before we junk rig him.

    https://youtu.be/D4OobOjJUus

    all d best
    Balkan ShipYards.
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    Poplar Marine! It's time!!

    The vid below says it all...........

    Keep shunting, Balkan Shipyards.

    https://youtu.be/xfdOcfHE0bU
  15. Guys, Lets do a Balkan ShipYards.........

    Our third time lucky.
    Starting a new build, you can follow us as he develops.
    Pacific Proa "Make O'Break" from Balkan ShipYards..........

    https://youtu.be/AuqsawWGRcQ

    Keep Shunting, Balkan...
  16. Breaking the rules, Balkan ShipYards.

    Hi guys, Summer is here, need a boat! but Since the boat cant walk to the water........
    We need a car first!!!

    Just an inside tour of the shipyard and our preparations b4 the next build.............
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    love and hate relationship....

    At the ShipYard we got new wheels.
    Now we just need a new boat........

    https://youtu.be/hz6THep4hA4

    Please share, Thanks!
    And keep shunting.....

    Balkan ShipYards.
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    Epoxy can do it!!!

    I do have a love and hate relationship with the stuff....
    but give it credit, it's amazing!!!

    A day in a life at Balkan Ship Yards.

    https://youtu.be/8BNt-vd_DSE

    All d best, and keep...
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    A user friendly proa shunting rig.

    Well guys, it's been a long bumpy road uphill.....
    If it's lead to this and if this proves successful it was all worth it.

    Meet our Lateen rigged Shunting Junk, user friendly and easy to reef,...
  20. The new proa rig from Balkan Shipyards. The LaSHUNK....

    Well guys, it's been a long bumpy road uphill.....
    If it's lead to this and if this proves successful it was all worth it.

    Meet our Lateen rigged Shunting Junk, user friendly and easy to reef may...
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    Re: Sailing Conclusions, proa WHY NOT?

    Well, here goes.....

    Mast stepped between the hulls will add serious compression loads to the akas. mine aren't designed to withstand such loads. It's one of the greatest advantages of pacific...
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    Re: Sailing Conclusions, proa WHY NOT?

    Yea I too wanted a bit more wind and a few more waves.... Next time.....
    As for the shunt, yea, will be more complicated in rough conditions. No argument, still compared to some other shunters WHY...
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    Sailing Conclusions, proa WHY NOT?

    Hi all, well was a good week sailing in Greece,
    Very late in the season and a bit chilly, but someones gotta do it.......

    Bottom line.....
    Finally I know what I want!
    Check it out, conclusions...
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    Proa Why Not? getting salty.....

    A pleasant 3 days went by on the Black sea.......
    Sailing conditions were between f2 and f4.
    Day 1 had a lumpy swell rolling in from the north east, on a beat I found him to be swift and gentle...
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    Re: Proa WHY NOT, completed!

    Thanx Mike. just got home from the Black sea..... 3 days of testing in 10 knot winds.
    He's a good boy, to windward once I got the hang of it we were doing under 50 degrees compass, so pretty...
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    Proa WHY NOT, completed!

    Hi all, just before we throw him into the drink and see what he thinks about the sea........
    here are 2 clips, that should be 1. just have some editing problems at the moment......
    Anyway,...
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    Re: A boat sails between water and air...

    Poor duck, keeping it's bum dry to not get that egg wet......
    Must really hurt getting it finally out......
    So happy I'm not a duck!
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    applying non skid DIY style...

    Hi all,
    finally decking and getting ready for sea trials.....

    Cant wait! So, the final assembly of his new lightweight deck.
    .....And NON SKID!!! all over.....
    The affordable way.....
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  29. Proa WHY NOT? Building Akas & Hatches...

    Hi all, finally down to the bits and bobs...
    Akas are lite weight and very strong!!! hatches too.
    step by step, we get closer....... Salt water is next!
    all d best.
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    Launch day, Proa WHY NOT?

    Hi all.
    Finally sailing!!! Pacific proa WHY NOT? showing off.....
    enjoy.

    https://youtu.be/3osZ2fm18U8

    all d best
    BSY
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    Proa WHY NOT? Done, Almost.....

    Here is how he works...
    Zero secrets, freestyle, low cost and as simple as can be, till we come up with even simpler.....

    all d best
    BSY.

    https://youtu.be/P5MQgDd0jwY
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    Proa WHY NOT? finally assembled....

    Hi all, here he is, a long road is coming to an end...
    Almost wet, finally rigging.... got spar position and size, now just stitch up his crab claw.
    cant wait to get wet.
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    Finally a proa....

    Assembled the hulls, just for a quick look....
    ama done, so is vaka..... now paint.........

    https://youtu.be/oPsWb_p7R1o

    all d best
    rael.
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    Proa Why Not, finally painting.....

    As the shop moves from dust to paint smelly high......
    As things start looking better and better.....
    U begin to feel the salt on your skin, The wind in your rig and the freedom in your sole.
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    Micro cruising in a nutshell.....

    Hi all,
    Just a vid about "boats for the people".....
    Making cruising affordable for small pockets with big holes.......
    Breaking the rules, from Balkan Shipyards.

    https://youtu.be/zfVK1kR3IrE...
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    Time to think about a rig.....

    Hi all, Why Not/ is getting close to being done.....
    time to get rigging... got spars on the go, while we paint we will get down to details......
    not much to go, but still the road ahead is going...
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    Total Proa Build Episode 8

    Hi all,
    our Vaka is done, now onto the ugly never ending sanding.... then paint, make him look goooooood.....
    Soon ama, daggerboard, rig, akas, spars..... and more and more........

    here he is,...
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    Re: Total Proa Build Episode 7.

    Hi Mike,
    Yea, getting there.... A quick launch in June on a close by lake, Then probably mid July to the Black sea.
    From there, "the sky's the limit..."
    All d best.
    rael.
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    Total Proa Build Episode 7.

    Hi all here's our latest progress in our proa build.
    not much left now........
    a long episode, but may come in handy for guys that just need 2 sail.......

    https://youtu.be/ckJ_f2dyR5U

    all d...
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    Re: A boat sails between water and air...

    Ducks live on land,
    Boats live on water........

    Ducks travel in the air,
    Boats travel on the water........
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