Wave Rover Project

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  • 29 Oct 2022 19:19
    Reply # 12971137 on 10943676
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I hope not!

    My best guess - small scale electric propulsion, for getting in & out of harbours

    I am, of course, intrigued.

  • 28 Oct 2022 16:56
    Reply # 12970196 on 10943676

    The master of suspense...

    "There will not be a video next week, however, the week after there is going to be a video with a tremendous change for Wave Rover..."

    Gaff rig? 

  • 10 Sep 2021 22:49
    Reply # 11043554 on 10943676

    I am very excited about the Wave Rover Project. I bought my Study Plans. Eagerly following along. I plan to join in on the fun as well. Cheers

  • 10 Sep 2021 19:23
    Reply # 11041679 on 10943676
    Deleted user

    Alan of wave rover has uploaded another video ,he's starting to build ,the plans are not too expensive either 59.00 Canadian dollars

  • 04 Sep 2021 05:39
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    Anonymous wrote:

    Nice to follow and still there are so many unused boats available in this category. A well executed conversion would get them all en route to Horta far sooner.

     But I guess that's not the point of Allan's project.

    It is true that there are many used boats available, which could be converted to junk rig, and which could do the job, and be ready in a lot less time and for a lot less work. But I expect that Alan has found, as have a lot of us including Annie Hill, that when one has had a lot of experience and knows exactly what is wanted in a boat, then the only way to get that, and for a reasonable price for us non-wealthy people, is to build a boat yourself. Added to this is the fact that, (in New Zealand at least) the majority of available affordable boats are now very old and pretty much worn out. I think Alan is going down a sensible route. The boat is small for ocean cruising, but that also makes it affordable and not too much boat to build. But this looks like a big 6.5 meter yacht with maximised waterline length, and with the flush deck configuration there will be plenty of space inside. The chined hull construction with the stitch and tape joins should be easy and reasonably quick to build. This design is not unlike the Class Mini 580 design, but will be a much better boat, and due to the simple junk rig will I expect cost considerably less money to put in the water. I think the Class Mini 580 has become a bit too commercialised, although it is providing a lot of people with an opportunity to build an ocean capable small boat, and get out on the water for a real adventure.

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  • 03 Sep 2021 16:20
    Reply # 10978798 on 10943676

    Thanks everyone for your interest in the Wave Rover 650 project. Things are moving very fast at this point and I am starting the strong back tomorrow. The remnants of hurricane Ida just passed through last night.

    Andy, the architect, has been getting the drawing done as quickly as possible given his other projects. I now have drawings for the hull and enough info to build a series of stations for the male mold (over the next couple of weeks) Concerning the Junk rig, Andy and I are just in the beginning stages of both understanding and designing it. We will turn our focus to it in a few weeks after we get ahead of the hull and deck design.

    The JRA has asked me to do a video of the project and answer some questions concerning it. I hope to do that in a few weeks when I actually have something that resembles the skeleton of a boat.

    Thank you for your interest and I look forward to getting some feedback and design ideas as we get further along.

    Fair winds, Alan

  • 03 Sep 2021 00:32
    Reply # 10977507 on 10943676

    In the latest video the naval architect Andy Dize chimes in.

    You can view it here

  • 28 Aug 2021 04:05
    Reply # 10962726 on 10943676

    Nice to follow and still there are so many unused boats available in this category. A well executed conversion would get them all en route to Horta far sooner.

     But I guess that's not the point of Allan's project.

  • 25 Aug 2021 08:48
    Reply # 10955038 on 10943676

    Definitely a shit seat.

  • 24 Aug 2021 17:21
    Reply # 10953372 on 10952334
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    Anonymous wrote:

    …..a poop deck?

     Good One   ;-)
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