Open Waterbike Architectures

 Two different top-tier architectures have been selected for our pedal boats:

  • mono: stabilized monohull
  • cat: catamaran

Cat 

Catamarans are the most convenient choice when length is limited or user friendliness is an important issue.

Cats have a number of advantages: intrinsic stability, user friendliness, and the perception of safety and comfort.

Mono

Stabilized monohulls are essentially the most efficient and thus fastest long-distance Human Powered Boats.

Their hull is optimized for minimum drag at the design power, with little or no attention paid to roll stability — which thus has to be provided by different types of ‘stabilizers’. Roll stability is a permanent issue for monohulls.

 

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