Photos, drawings, and descriptions of outrigger canoes around the world. http://gary.dierking.net
off topic but did the vaa motu work out or not? cher bro
After a long delay, the construction manual is back on track. Maybe ready in a few weeks.
Nice video thanks Gary.
Thanks for this video!I'm building a Greenland-qajaq right now, but it feels a bit strange as it's getting warmer here...Johannes
Thanks Gary, Here is a pdf WA KUK WA JIMOR:OUTRIGGER CANOES, SOCIAL CHANGE, AND MODERN LIFEIN THE MARSHALL ISLANDS it is a PHD Thesis : http://www.yokwe.net/ydownloads/Info2010/Miller.pdfYou can find some Islanders words of wisdom in it...Joe
It of been posted in your Wednesday, March 19, 2008 post
I was a Peace Corps Volunteer on Lae and Maloelap Atols in the early 70's... the use of the Kurkur then was common and I was gifted with a model before I left Lae Atoll. It has survived 6 moves over an ocean and the contental United States... I just had a friend repair the model for me and it sits proudly in the Inn parlor here in Southside Virginia. This video was a wonderful visit back....thanks so much.
I was a Peace Corps Volunteer on Kaven, Maloelap from 1966 - 1968. Loved sailing in the tipnols on the occasions we visited other islets! Happy that the islands boat building tradition is being carried out in so many ways!