Hope you had a killer weekend (not in the proverbial sense, of course...). I did and learned I want little to do with solar panel(s) on my tramp(s)...
Here's an idea that may sound wacky, but why the heck not (considering we've all 'Ueber' thought this thread to death, except perhaps this one....hehehe:
"SINNA, if thine Mast, Amas and Akas offend thee? - Pluck them Out!
Firstly if you ditch your mast, you lower your center of grav. making the amas dig in less.
Secondly: If you disconnect your akas by balancing in irons to reduce stress on the crossbar joints, just yank them out and let them float to shore.
You now have a narrow flat bottomed mid sectioned beamy missile with a 2 person turbo pedaled powered craft to crest the wave and balance on it. This minimal config should allow you as the helms person to maintain control with the rudder and possibly prevent a broach.
As all your non-essential stuff floats, it will wind up on shore unless of course you are running over reefs or an outgoing tide......
Next time I get a 3 foot plus surf here, I'll test it out in my AI. Why?
Cause I can
(wow, that should be good for a few hundred more posts, hehehe)
Take care Steve
(I hope your incurable case of Hypothermia can be cured someday as you check out the place called the 3rd most amazing place on this Planet for cruising:
1) Tahiti, 2) The Carib, and 3) The West Coast of BC, Canada.)