Saturday, August 29, 2015

Springtime Down Under

Spring and sailing weather are not far away, so it is time to overhaul the fleet.  The Va'a Motu is in the shop first for a fresh coat of paint.  The freshly painted main ama, crossbeams and hiking seats are on the work table and the safety ama is hanging from the ceiling.
A dash of Penetrol in the enamel really makes a brush job look like a spray job.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ulua Launch Alert


Steve Luke Jackson recently launched his 22' stretched Ulua in Nikiski, Alaska.





Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wa'a Auku'u a Coastal Voyaging Canoe



From Thomas Loomis:
Aloha!
I modified and built two Tamanu hulls and put  them together to make a coastal voyaging canoe here on the big island of Hawaii. We've been using a Torqeedo 1003 and 45watt solar panel as auxiliary power. It moves the wa'a amazingly well. We use the canoe as part of our youth after school marine education program. We teach coastal stewardship, sustainability, sailing, and science. We've even had the chance to record humpback whale songs this past winter during the annual winter migration return. She is a great little canoe that sails really well. One day we plan to build an even bigger one.
Thanks for the designs!
Tom

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Florida T2 For Sale


This two year old T2 located in central Florida is for sale for US$4500.  Contact me (gary.dierking at gmail.com) and I will put you in contact with the owner.