Monday, May 5, 2008

Outrigger Canoes of Bali and Madura, Indonesia



This is quite simply the best source of information about an area that has literally tens of thousands of double outrigger canoes. You will see sailing rigs, rudder systems and crossbeams unlike anything used in the Pacific. Horridge also includes a chapter on the evolution of Pacific canoe rigs and how this subject was treated by other writers.
You can order this book from Amazon or from the Bishop Museum in Honolulu.

2 comments:

N Peter Evans said...

hi Gary,

You may know of Adrian Horridge's earlier book of 1982, sailing craft of Indonesia, (something like that). On the front cover there is a picture of a large Jukung with what looks like a second mast set aft to support the top boom because it is so long. Do you know how such a rig would be tacked/gybed?


Do you know anything about these Jukungs or do you have any information on the tripod masted prau of the Maccassans, particularly of the square sail set at 45 degrees to the horizontal?

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what second mast you're referring too, but if you're looking at the horizontal boom with what appears to be a sail, then that's only to support a cover from sun and rain.

regards,
Dean,
Jakarta