Photos, drawings, and descriptions of outrigger canoes around the world. http://gary.dierking.net
wow didnt know that this is a so big Sport, very impressive :)welcome to my Blog I am Photographer and Illustrator http://besoulmate.blogspot.com/I just started so hope you like it:)best wishesMate
Hi, it's a very great blog.I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.Keep doing!
Thanks for posting these nice pictures, Gary. I whish I could find more video material about these boats. Do you know of any?Best regards,PeterPS: Spam in comments was a novely to me also, found out only recently.
Always interesting to see how east-meets-west is not just a modern Western thing. However, those photos remind me how the outrigger boom to provide a stay-base is traditional -- I think I will add one to my 16 footer to add stays to reduce lug-sail-mast bend. -- Wade Tarzia
Hi Gary,They're stunning photos, presumably taken from a helicopter. Obviously these are tacking canoes, is that the reason for the long amas and akas?
I also note volume-forward hull-forms, which seems to be a tacking-canoe style. -- Wade Tarzia
OK... but I have a very frustrating question... look at these gaff rigs and tell me how they're dealing with the boom and aft stay!? I'm stumped. I want to play with this rig but I can't figure that one out... am I missing something obvious?
I can't see a backstay at all, but I would think they'd need a pair of runners to keep the rig up downwind.
Ah... sweet, blissful ignorance. I think I'm in for a lesson on the gaff rig... internet research just won't cut it. Thanks Gary! BTW- whoever is the resident blogger here: Your blog kicks serious ass.
answer to question. does it have to do with the reinforment of so many lines attached to the aft from the boom
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