Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A vinta of Zamboanga



A vinta approaches Zamboanga in the Southern Philippines. Note how the bamboo amas extend forward of the main hull.
Taken from Bishop Museum Occasional Papers Vol XXIV

1 comment:

PINASCOOT said...

Nice picture! I am a naval architect from Manila. I also do a lot of sailing on dinghies and bigboats. I've always seen crude drawings of vinta's having rigs similar to galleons. This picture proves all of them wrong. As I suspected, the vinta has a gaff sprit configuration. Makes good sense. Thanks for sharing this pic. More please? :)