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By Gary Dierking

Build the quickest, so much unique sailboats round!

Popular in Hawaii and in the course of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, outrigger canoes mix the romance of the South Seas with a ruthless potency of layout and breathtaking crusing functionality. this is often the first publication to offer entire plans and construction directions for 3 outrigger crusing canoes.

Based on conventional Hawaiian and Micronesian kinds, the designs are light-weight, effortless to construct, and screamingly quickly. writer Gary Dierking exhibits you the way to construct those boats utilizing stitch-and-glue and strip-planking development, explains what instruments and fabrics are required, the right way to rig and equip the boats, and more.

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Even with the oversized rudder, the aft center of effort made the canoe difficult to steer on broad reaches. To help in this regard, Gibbons would sometimes put up a spinnaker. I’d read the story in his Beachcomber’s Handbook back in the seventies, but it took more than twenty years and the advent of good windsurfing sails before I put it all together. I knew, first of all, that a sprit boom would improve the performance of the sail because Gibbons had no boom at all. I also added a pair of sail battens to widen and flatten the head of the sail and make it more efficient.

49 BUILDING OUTRIGGER SAILING CANOES FIGURE 4-9. Euell Gibbons’s original shunting rig used in Hawaii in the 1950s. that you would suspect, and the resulting smaller rig is cleaner than any reefed sail. The most unusual aspect of my version is the attachment of the sprit boom. The boom actually hangs permanently from the masthead, and to raise the sail, the yard is hauled up the boom on a sliding collar or on a loop of parrel beads. The battens also The downside to almost every Oceanic rig, however, is its inability to reef in the manner of more familiar rigs.

BELOW ) Bororo under sail. (Photo courtesy Guy Rinfret) 26 The T2 Figure 2-13. Bororo’s hull graphics. (Photo courtesy Guy Rinfret) FIGURE 2-14. Bororo being sculled with the steering oar. 7 sq m) Shunting Plywood FIGURE 3-1. The Wa’apa outrigger sailing canoe equipped with a tacking rig. dory-shaped hull has now become the standard working canoe seen in many places throughout the Pacific. The first models were simply built of three wide planks and came to be known as “three-board canoes,” or “wa’apa” in Hawaiian.

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