[python] Re: Sailing Python

  • From: Dominic Tarr <dominic.tarr@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 15:15:54 +1300

thats a very good point. the sideways force of the sail may tend to push a
bend into the center steering forcing the bike to steer into the wind.

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 9:48 PM, Jaime Cristovao <jaime.alexandre@xxxxxxx>wrote:

> Hello all
> About sailing and about proas, I found this one a few years ago (
> http://proafile.com/view/weblog/comments/palindrome_a_land_proa/).
> I suppose it's the closest approach to a land proa, and seems to be very
> fast, despite the fixed mast.
> I also built something like I think a proa should be (
> http://almaanegra.blogspot.com/2008/11/noire.html).  I never tried it with
> a sail, just paddled it several times and found it to be very very very hard
> to change track - as I said, as a proa should be, because it has to handle
> very strong lateral forces. And I believe that a python's most distinctive
> characteristic (the strong negative trail) should be very hard to handle
> with strong lateral forces - in a proa-like or any other configuration;
> Unfortunately you are supposed to spend almost all your sailing time dealing
> with this lateral forces. I suppose some previous experimentation should be
> done prior to building a very nice but completely unpratical machine.
> Cheers
> Jaime
> -----Original Message-----
> From: python-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:python-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Uipko Berghuis
> Sent: sexta-feira, 24 de Setembro de 2010 0:44
> To: Gerald
> Cc: Python
> Subject: [python] Re: Sailing Python
> > Did anybody try already try to sail a python?
> >
> > Guess it would have to be a three weel configuration?
> Did you see this sailing trike http://www.whike.com/en/ . Maybe you
> can get some inspiration about sails here http://windskate.com/
> Cheers,
> Uipko
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