Friday, July 29, 2016
Because of my constant curiosity about alternate sail rigs, I intend to try something different again for the next trip. I'll bring a standard balanced lug rig which is similar to the junk but without the battens. The polytarp I used for the junk rig is nearing the end of its life so I would have to replace it in any case.
So far my wife Rose has caught a Spanish mackerel and a trevalley from the canoe; each of which fed four.
A little over a week to go and then it's back to the NZ winter and fires every night.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
They are having waaay too much fun.
My wife and I are off to Fiji for the next three weeks. We will see how well our Tamanu survived the massive hurricane they had there a few months ago. Hopefully we'll snag some big fish outside the reef too.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
The photo above is of a model of the Opelu Hawaiian canoe featured in Tommy Holmes' book The Hawaiian Canoe. The model was built by Tevita Kunato who is now carving a 19 footer from an albezia log in Hawaii. Follow his progress here and here.