Russell Brown's Jzerro has a new owner and a new adventure ahead.
Monday, September 21, 2015
outrigger sailing canoes was knot tying, especially since the canoe is tied together with string. The bowline, the reef knot, the sheet bend, multiple half hitches and a figure eight knot will get you by, but there are many others that serve useful specialized purposes. Bob Holtzman just published his new Field Guide to Knots with eighty knots included. Knowing the right knot for the job could save your life and I'm not kidding.
Scarfing Basics by Russell Brown.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
These African sailing outriggers use angled planks for amas. The ama generates the needed stability and lateral resistance through dynamic forces occurring from its forward motion through the water. The faster you go, the greater the force generated. "Go fast or swim."