Sunday, September 9, 2018

Va'a Motu By Phil McLean

A video where Phil McLean explains his 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.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

More Wa'apas Getting Wet

Jonas Quint Filho recently launched his Wa'apa.

Aaron de Ruiter also launched his Wa'apa near Sydney Australia.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ulua From Recycled Cedar

  Jelger Stenekes in the Netherlands is building his Ulua hull with all recycled cedar.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Va'a Motu Getting Close

First finish coat on Phil McLean's Va'a Motu ama.  It's upside down.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wa'apa Splash in Norway

Diderik Uchermann recently launched his 16' Wa'apa in Norway.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Two Uluas

Two of the fiberglass Uluas I built at least fifteen years ago for the New Zealand Te Toki Voyaging Trust.  Along with the 70' voyaging catamaran in the background, they are used to train young sailors and navigators.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Hawaiian Sailing Season

The 2018 Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association (HSCA) racing season starts in 2 weeks.

Friday, April 6, 2018