Monday, June 25, 2012

Tahiti Tacker

With advertising or not, everything just seems prettier in Tahiti.  Note the stout forward crossbeam and the slim flexible one aft.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Aitutaki Paddling Canoes

I took these photos during a visit to Aitutaki in the Cook Islands in 2008.  Some are dugouts but most are flat bottomed plywood.  They are mostly used in the shallow area of the lagoon and are pushed along with a long pole.










Sunday, June 3, 2012

Ulua Sailing in Germany




Frank Schernikau in Germany recently got his Ulua rigged with a sail, a
 temporary leeboard, and a paddle to steer.