Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bamboo Spars

A good article by someone who uses bamboo spars offshore.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mass Canoe building

This from Michael Storer recently in the Philippines:

This is a project to replace some of the 50,000 small fishing boats lost In the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. These small boats underpin local communities and families.
This particular project has come from the group for the knowhow and financed by one group of classmates.
The idea is not only to give boats, but to teach the fishermen to build their own.
This particular design is locally drawn up following many of the principles that Phil Bolger and others use for construction. It is called the "Biglang Bangka" or translated "instant Bangka"

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The SlattaRaptor

Actually John Slattebo calls it the Tipnol, a Marshallese term for one of their canoe types.  The Tipnol is John's personal canoe made up from Slatts 22 and Raptor 16 parts. 
It looks like it wouldn't take many modifications to sleep two in that roomy cockpit.