Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Really Simple Sails

Michael Storer, the designer of the Goat Island Skiff and many others, has started a sail making loft with some friends in the Philippines. His standing lug rigs being powerful, low aspect and easy to reef, make them a good option for any outrigger sailing canoe.  The prices are good and reef points are included.  Read this page on adapting his sails to other designs. 
The worst case scenario for adapting these sails to my designs would involve drilling an extra hole for a different leeboard location and adding some extra reinforcement there.
And yes, I know that's a unimaran in the above photo :-)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Wilber in the Sea of Cortez

Wilber is a Wharram designed Tahiti Wayfarer 21' outrigger canoe built by Shaun West.  Follow their adventures in the Sea of Cortez on their blog.

Monday, May 12, 2014

For Sale

This Ulua is one of the fiberglass production models I built about eight years ago and is located in Tauranga, New Zealand.  The hull is built with vinylester resin and knitted fiberglass fabrics.  For more details and photos go HERE

Dan St Gean has one or both of these Tamanu hulls for sale.  The photo is from the Texas 200 event where the hulls were connected and powered with Hobie 18 parts.  The hulls are located in Illinois, USA.  Post a comment if interested in either of these canoes.