let Yves Desrosiers describe his creation... "we gave her the
name VELA LOCA, which means "crazy sail".
based on abs plastic tubes that we use in plumbing,reinforced
with aspenite H beam (strong and spingy).the steering is drive by
with the feet inside the cockpit and attached to a bicycle
i'm dreaming about building another machine with a closed
and mirrors, lights,and every cool things like motorcycle chocks
the rear axle".
boat is low to ice. I had built a wooden boat like this years ago, and
it turned out to be quite fast. Plus, the feeling of speed is amplified.
Yves has answered the question about using plastic tubing in the cold.
I would still like to draw something up, attempting to use 3" ABS with
no internal, and see if it would stand up. There are many various connectors...
t's, y's, and so on, allowing virtually any design. And it all gets welded
together with the special cement.
sent a photo of his steering arrangement, and explains it has "...plates
that attach the tubes together (because with the y's, most of the time
you can't have the right angle you need,and its really breaky),steering
cables system, and maybe the wires under extreme pressures installed for
maintaining the central tube from going everywhere..." That seems to be
support wires, ala strut and wire on DN's. It appears Yves has included
turnbuckles on these support wires to adjust their tension.