Friday, January 30, 2009

Ama lashings

These are typical ama lashings used in the Caroline Islands of Micronesia. Note that the four forked struts do not penetrate the ama but just sit on top. The lashings that pass through the holes in the top of the ama hold it firmly in place.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tim Anderson

The holy grail for me as a designer and builder is to go to a strange place, gather materials from what is lying around, and build a seaworthy sailing canoe. Extra points are awarded for the least amount of money spent and the fewest number of tools used.
No one that I know does a better job at it than Tim Anderson, and his latest "skin on frame" project is one of many over the last several years. You can follow the complete building procedure at the Instructibles website.
To read about his past projects and adventures go to Tim's homepage.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Michael Litter's 8.1M Ulua

Michael Litter recently launched his gorgeous 8.1M (27') stretch version Ulua. The construction is cedar strip planking and fiberglass.