Saturday, November 22, 2008

A "Flying Proa" of the Popo type


This photo from Yap in the Western Caroline Islands in Micronesia shows the Popo design, one of a couple of variations used there. The hull is normally made of edge sewn planks on a dugout base. The hull is asymmetric with the leeward side flatter than the windward side. Steering is accomplished with either a paddle or a quarter rudder.

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