Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More Uluas Coming Off Their Molds


Claudio Carvalho's Ulua, being built in Brazil, is ready to come off the mold.


Stewart Jackson's Ulua in Western Australia has two extra planks along the gunwale to give it additional freeboard.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Manihi Tacking Outrigger 1954


When David Nelson's father, John M. Nelson, sailed around the world as a crew member on the brigantine Yankee in 1954, he had the chance to see and sail different types of outrigger canoes.  He was so impressed with the performance of this one from the island of Manihi in the Tuomotus that he measured it up with the intent of someday building one.  It wasn't built but his son David might just do it. (I'm trying to convince him)



The hull is a simple flat bottom and was reported to be quite light.  With a lusty crew, it should go like a rocket.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Made For Waves

http://vimeo.com/90094141

Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa from the big Island of Hawaii sent me a link to this very beautiful and inspiring video.  Click on the photo above to view the video.

http://www.napea.info/

The Organization Na Pe'a is also doing great work in getting young people involved in canoe sailing.



Saturday, July 5, 2014

PPP


Possibly the oldest outrigger canoe plan intended for the backyard builder, this 12' paddler appeared in the July 1961 issue of Boy's Life magazine.  Sorry I missed it at the time because it could have speeded up my personal development.