Monday, January 14, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

150% T2

Not just a stretch.  Karl Caswell has scaled up a T2 150% in all three dimensions to 8.1M (27').

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Launching Day

Andy Wong's Tamanu with custom amas ready to go.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Plan Order Change

The web address where you can order plans has changed.  I have also switched to E-plans only, meaning that upon receipt of payment you will receive a link to download the files in PDF format.  Full size bulkhead and mold patterns can be printed locally from these files.  The plan prices have been reduced to US$95 to reflect the savings in postage and printing.  International air parcel post has become too slow in many cases and delays in customs in some countries have also caused big delays.
The new links are on the side of this blog and here:

Saturday, October 13, 2018


Neni looking good on the beach at Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.  More here.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Ulua For Sale In New Zealand

Ulua located at Lake Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand for sale on Trademe.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Oceanic Canoe Sails In A Wind Tunnel

Check out the results of these wind tunnel tests on traditional Oceanic canoe sails.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Cooking Up An Ulua

Brad Mandell cooking up something sweet in his kitchen.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Proa Art

Some great proa art by Flip Sulkovsky.  Going in harm's way.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Va'a Motu By Phil McLean

Phil McLean's rig on the Va'a Motu.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


Excellent article on outboard rudders by Michael Storer.  I've been a convert for some time now.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Getting It Together

Mark Lovett in the UK getting his Wa'apa together.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Proa Rally in Poland

Ten shunting proas have gathered at a rally in Poland.  There is more coverage and videos at the
Toliwagowie Facebook page.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Around The Backyard Boatyards

Denis Gallant's Va'a Motu hull coming together.

Andy Wong's double outrigger Tamanu almost ready to fly.

Phil McLean's Va'a Motu with hinged crossbeams allows 
for a quick setup at the launching ramp.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

T2 Getting Close

Peter Richardson's T2 in Australia is almost ready to launch.