Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Kitchen Built Ulua Ready To Launch

 Brad Mandell's Ulua ready for launch.  

Brad built the hull in his kitchen workshop.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019


Paraws gathering in Iloilo City, Philippines to race.  Photos from Howie Severino's Facebook page.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Wa'apa 16

Dan Taylor sailing his Wa'apa in Washington state.  He also sent me a photo
 shown below that he took in Riatea, French Polynesia in 1965.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Tahiti 1935

Sprit rigs and gaff rigs have been popular in French Polynesia since European contact.

 Steering paddles were extremely large, possibly due to the long overhanging booms.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Tim Mann's 24' proa

Check out Coconut; Tim Mann's new 24-foot sailing fishing proa. She's in his boatshop in Honokaa on the Big Island of Hawaii, about 75% complete now.


The Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association is preparing for another season of racing.

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.